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CHNG4806: Chemical Engineering Design B

In the overall design process, chemical engineers must clearly understand the (often complex) interactions and trade-offs that occur between technical, economic, social and environmental considerations. This unit of study builds on concepts in each of these areas introduced in previous years but with an emphasis on their successful integration within a comprehensive design activity. This design activity is spread over two units (Chemical Engineering Design A and B) run in first and second semester. The primary aim in the first unit is to consider the technical issues- with an emphasis on creating and evaluating a range of alternative options that exist at both the unit operation and complete flowsheet levels. The primary emphasis in this unit is on evaluating how non-technical considerations affect the final process design and its operation. Students joining this course from the Major Industrial Placement Project (MIPPs CHNG 4203) or as overseas students (with approval) do the same assignment but on a different schedule.

Code CHNG4806
Academic unit Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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CHNG4802 or CHNG4203
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all core 3000 level chemical engineering units of study have been successfully completed, as well as the related first semester UoS CHNG4802 or CHNG4203.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. work effectively within a team to deliver a common objective
  • LO2. identify knowledge gaps and evaluate the technical literature to close the knowledge gaps as it applies to the design of the proposed process flowsheet
  • LO3. evaluate and optimise alternative process flowsheet designs to ensure compliance with the specified performance requirements
  • LO4. construct a complex process flowsheet with reference to the specified performance requirements, while dealing with competing objectives and constraints
  • LO5. apply prior knowledge of unit operations to design a unit operation within a proposed process flowsheet, including the application of chemical engineering design tools
  • LO6. undertake hazard assessments, hazard operability studies and comprehensive environmental impact assessments on a proposed process flowsheet.
  • LO7. communicate complex technical information to a broad audience

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.

There are no unit outlines available online for previous years.