Materials Purification and Recovery (CHNG2806)


To recognise that chemical engineers are involved in creation of products and processes, in manipulating complex systems, and in managing technical operations. To develop an appreciation of the practical application of concepts and tools to real design problems in the process, products and service sectors in which chemical engineers are engaged. To consider this through three project-driven case studies covering a range of integrated analysis scenarios, from the domain of energy and fluid systems. This course is a concurrent requirement for the concept and enabling technology courses running in parallel in the same semester.

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Further unit of study information


Lecture 3 hrs/week; Tutorials/Practicals 3 hrs/week.


Through semester assessment (60%) and Final Exam (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


(MATH1001 OR MATH1901) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1903) AND (MATH1005 OR MATH1015 OR MATH1905) AND ENGG1801 AND CHNG1103 AND (CHEM1101 OR CHEM1901) AND (CHEM1102 OR CHEM1902)

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 to use mathematics of calculus (including vector calculus) and linear algebra, and carry out computations with MATLAB and MS EXCEL. Ability to read widely outside of the technical literature, and to synthesise arguments based on such literature. Ability to write coherent reports and essays based on qualitative and quantitative information


CHNG2804 AND CHNG2805.

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.