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Industrial Systems and Sustainability - CHNG9205

Year - 2018

To develop an awareness of the various concepts which underpin Sustainable Development, including technical and economic efficiency, stewardship of the bio-physical environment, and social acceptability. To examine the material economy from the perspective of open and closed thermodynamic systems, and the implications of this for resource consumption and waste generation. To explore governing frameworks for Sustainability, and engagement of chemical engineers with these. To explore tools and approaches for quantifying industry's environmental performance and how this can be examined within a Sustainability framework. To consider process design and operation, and product design, from a Sustainability perspective, how these can be informed by Green Engineering principles, and to suggest how this combination of perspectives could lead to a re-defined industry sector. To investigate advanced topics related to the areas of industrial systems and sustainability and recent associated technological developments.

Classes
Lectures, Tutorials, Project Work - own time

Assessment
Through semester assessment (50%) and Final Exam (50%)

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 information.

Prohibitions

CHNG2805 OR CHNG5705

Details

Faculty: Engineering and Information Technologies

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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