Industrial Systems and Sustainability (CHNG2805)

UNIT OF STUDY

This course involves the study of the various concepts which underpin sustainable development, including technical and economic efficiency, stewardship of the bio-physical environment, and social acceptability. The course examines the material economy from the perspective of open and closed thermodynamic systems, and the implications of this for resource consumption and waste generation. A number of governing sustainability frameworks are examined to determine their suitability within the context of chemical engineering. A range of approaches and tools for determining industries environmental performance are introduced as part of a sustainability framework. Process design and operation, product design are all investigated from a sustainability perspective. Green Engineering principles are highlighted as a potential method for transforming industry.

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Classes

2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of tutorials per week.

Assessment

Through semester assessment (50%), Final Exam (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Ability to conduct mass and energy balances, and the integration of these concepts to solve real chemical engineering problems. Ability to understand basic principles of physical chemistry, physics and mechanics. Ability t

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Ability to conduct mass and energy balances, and the integration of these concepts to solve real chemical engineering problems. Ability to understand basic principles of physical chemistry, physics and mechanics. Ability t

Corequisites

CHEM2403 AND CHNG2804 AND CHNG2806.

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