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CHEP7008 - Process Eng Lab 2

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Title:Process Eng Lab 2
Long Title:Process Engineering Laboratori
Module Code:CHEP7008
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Chemical & Process Eng
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: NIALL MORRIS
Module Author: CILIAN O SUILLEABHAIN
Module Description: Students operate equipment and do experiments in areas such as fluid flow, pumps, mixing, heat transfer, turbines, refrigeration, process control, conservation of mass, vapour liquid equilibrium, distillation and sieving.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Plan, organise and perform experiments in a safe professional manner whilst working as part of a team, for topics such as distillation, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and automatic control.
LO2 Use the library, online publications and other sources to find appropriate data and information.
LO3 Explain and apply the theories and equations underlying the experiments and their application on an industrial scale.
LO4 Report experimental findings to a high technical standard including analysis of results, discussion of errors and appropriate referencing.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Process Engineering Laboratories 1 or equivalent Process Principles Solid Separations Instrumentation and Control
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
Chemical Process Principles
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

None
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Vapour liquid equilibrium and Distillation
Measurement of vapour and liquid composition and boiling temperature of chemical mixtures. Comparison of results with literature data and theoretical predictions. Temperature concentration relationships, Mass balances, Energy balances, McCabe-Thiele diagram.
Pressure drop in straight pipes, bends and fittings
Laminar and turbulent flow. Transition zone. Friction factors, Reynolds number, Moody diagram, Log-log plots. Pressure drop versus flow; pressure drop for various fittings, equivalent length; pressure drop in terms of pipe diameters.
Sieving and Terminal Velocity
Frequency and cumulative distributions; voidage and bulk density. Calculation of particle size using a variety of methods. Measurement of fluid viscosity and density; Measurement of terminal velocity. Prediction of terminal velocity using correlations. Use of statistics to analyse multiple similar experiments.
Filtration
Constant pressure filtration. Experimental measurement of medium resistance and cake compressibility.
Process Control
Manual system with proportional response: Response of proportional control system to a step change, offset. Automatic system with proportional and integral control: Dead time, Gain, overshoot, decay ratio, response time, unstable and stable systems.
Centrifugal Pumps
Pump curve, commissioning, recycle, effect of motor speed, pumps in parallel, pumps in series, efficiency curves.
Heat Transfer
Double-Pipe Heat Exchanger: heat balances; co-current versus counter-current operation; overall heat transfer coefficients.
Refrigeration Cycle
Analysis of a vapour-compression refrigeration cycle; finding all necessary thermodynamic properties, experimental determination of polytropic constant; finding heat and/or work transferred over each stage of the cycle; checking the validity of First and Second laws of Thermodynamics to such a cycle. Coefficient of performance.
Bio-reactor mass transfer
De-aeration of liquid. Saturation levels of dissolved oxygen at different temperatures. Experimental determination of kL for a bioreactor. Diafiltration
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Formal experimental report, including calculations, graphs and discussion 1,2,3,4 15.0 Week 4
Written Report Formal experimental report, including calculations, graphs and discussion 1,2,3,4 15.0 Week 5
Written Report Formal experimental report, including calculations, graphs and discussion 1,2,3,4 15.0 Week 6
Written Report Formal experimental report, including calculations, graphs and discussion 1,2,3,4 15.0 Week 7
Written Report Formal experimental report, including calculations, graphs and discussion 1,2,3,4 15.0 Week 8
Written Report Formal experimental report, including calculations, graphs and discussion 1,2,3,4 15.0 Week 9
Other Poster 1,2,3,4 10.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Performance of experiments, recording data, calculations and preparation of graphs using computers, strip down of equipment. (6 hours for 10 weeks) 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Preparation of laboratory reports and of presentations. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Performance of experiments, recording data, calculations and preparation of graphs using computers, strip down of equipment. (6 hours for 10 weeks) 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Preparation of laboratory reports and of presentations. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Holland, F., Bragg, R. 1995, Fluid Flow for Chemical and Process Engineers, 2 Ed., Arnold London [ISBN: ISBN: 9780340610589 (0340610581)]
  • Smith, C.A., Corripio, A.B 2005, Principles and Practice of Automatic Process Control, 3 Ed., Wiley New York [ISBN: ISBN: 9780471431909 (0471431907)]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Perry, R. H., Green, D.W., (eds) 2007, Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook, 8 Ed., MCGraw-Hill New York [ISBN: ISBN: 9780071422949 (0071422943)]
  • Coulson, J.M. Richardson, J.F. 1999, Chemical Engineering; Fluid Flow, Heat Transfer & Mass Transfer (Vol. 1), 6 Ed., Butterworth-Heinemann Oxford [ISBN: ISBN: 9780750644440 (0750644443)]
  • McCabe W.L., Smith J.C., Harriott,P. 2004, Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering, 7 Ed., McGraw-Hill Education Auckland [ISBN: ISBN: 9780071247108 (0071247106)]
  • J. M. Smith, H. C. Van Ness, M. M. Abbott 2005, Introduction to chemical engineering thermodynamics, 7th Ed., 16, McGraw-Hill New York [ISBN: 0071247084]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Laboratory Manual: Process Eng Labs 2 Manual, Chemical & BioPharmaceutical Engineering Department, CIT
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_ECPEN_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering 5 Mandatory

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