This unit covers the chemical engineering principles underpinning some of the common unit operations of chemical processes. Particular attention is given to problems of heat transfer, reaction engineering and agitated tanks. The first part of the unit deals with the heat exchange equipment involving both, sensible and latent heat components. The second part of the unit looks in detail at the problems of isothermal and non-isothermal reactor design and operations. The last part of the unit covers the fundamentals of mixing and dispersion, including the selection and scale up of agitators. Kinetics and thermodynamics of the corresponding processes are considered.
This unit is reliant on on-line materials including electronic submission of assessment items. Students must have access to a reliable high-speed broadband connection and a scanner.
PRESCRIBED TEXT - UNIT OPERATIONS OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
RECOMMENDED TEXT - ELEMENTS OF CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING
RECOMMENDED TEXT - PERRY'S CHEMICAL ENGINEERS HANDBOOK