This is a project based unit of study that aims to develop the practical skills required in process engineering with the focus on design, simulation, operation, control, and optimization of chemical and biological processes. It employs an interdisciplinary approach that applies the previously acquired knowledge of mass and heat transfer, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, reaction engineering, design of unit operations, process modelling, and process control to understand the interaction between unit operations, to analyze the process flowsheet, and to carry out equipment selection and sizing for the plant. The integrated course structure helps students develop their knowledge of integrated process design by working on miniplant design projects, involving process simulation/modelling using flowsheeting software, detailed design of plant equipment (reactor, distillation and absorption columns, pumps, piping), process modification (eg by heat integration) and process optimisation.
Lectures, Laboratories, Project Work - in class
Through semester assessment (40%) and Final Exam (60%)
Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all core 2000 level chemical engineering units have been successfully completed.
CHNG2801 and CHNG2802 and CHNG2803 and CHNG2804Co-requisites
CHNG3803 AND CHNG3802