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Unit of study_

CHNG9103: Conservation of Mass and Energy

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. Mass conservation 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 conservation includes 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.

Code CHNG9103
Academic unit Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Credit points 6
CHNG1103 OR CHNG5707

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

  • LO1. demonstrate written and communication skills
  • LO2. work as an effective member of an engineering team
  • LO3. identify key aspects of processes carried out in today's chemical and process industries, and understand applications of scientific knowledge to engineering work
  • LO4. set up and calculate energy and material balances for a variety of commonly encountered engineering scenarios
  • LO5. apply a logical approach for solving a variety of complex engineering problems.

Unit outlines

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