Material & Energy Transformation (Fund) (CHNG5707)

UNIT OF STUDY

The students should develop an understanding of and competence in the formulation and solution of material and energy balance problems in engineering; develop competence in using basic flowsheet analysis and appropriate computational tools; improve their group work and problem solving skills; gain an ability to extract a simplified version of a problem from a complex situation. Students will also develop a preliminary understanding in the use of process simulator (e.g., Hysis) to formulate and solve material and energy problems around simple models of unit operations and recycles. Material Transformation related topics include: unit systems and unit conversions; properties of solids, fluids and gases; mass balance calculations on batch and flow systems; balances on multiple units processes, balances on reactive systems, recycle, bypass and purge calculations; equilibrium compositions of reacting systems; vapour pressure and humidity. Energy transformations include the following topics: apply the first law of thermodynamics to flow and batch systems in process industries; understand thermodynamic properties such as internal energy, enthalpy and heat capacity; conduct energy balances for sensible heat changes, phase transformations and reactive processes for practical industrial systems; understand the applications of psychrometry, refrigeration, heat of formation and combustion in industry.

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Classes

3hr lectures per week, 2hr tutorials per week

Assessment

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

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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