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CHEP8001 - Advanced Chemical Engineering

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Title:Advanced Chemical Engineering
Long Title:Advanced Chemical Engineering
Module Code:CHEP8001
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
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: AISLING O GORMAN
Module Description: Selected topics in chemical engineering: solvent recovery, membrane separations, and green chemistry / engineering are considered at an enhanced level.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Design and evaluate the recovery of solvent mixtures, using continuous and batch processes.
LO2 Assess the eco-efficiency of a synthesis pathway.
LO3 Synthesise the current research literature on a selected topic relevant to membrane separation into a research paper and assess the current state of the art for that research area
LO4 Design a membrane separation system and predict the performance of an existing system
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).
None
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.
None
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.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Review of initial estimation techniques for solvent recovery
Review of short-cut estimation techniques for near-ideal multicomponent systems: Fenske, Underwood, Gilliland. Review of representation of ternary non-ideal systems on triangular diagrams. Distillation and residue curves. Distillation boundaries. Determination of feasible product compositions.
Solvent recovery
Separation of homogeneous azeotropes by pressure swing distillation, use of a decanter for heterogeneous azeotropes. Extractive distillation. Azeotropic distillation. Entrainer selection. Combined distillation and other separation operations. Batch distillation: simple Rayleigh, multistage, fixed reflux, variable reflux. Conceptual design of separation processes and simulation of case studies using AspenPlus and Aspen BatchSep.
Green chemistry
Principles of green chemistry. Reaction metrics: atom economy, reaction mass efficiency, mass intensity. Alternative feedstocks and benign auxiliaries. Reactor design and operation to minimise pollution. Case studies in the chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors.
Membrane Separations
Gas Permeation, reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration and pervaporation. Membrane materials and membrane modules. Mass transport theory and system design including design calculations. Commercial applications. Design requirements and economic considerations.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Conceptual design of a solvent recovery using AspenPlus or Aspen BatchSep 1 15.0 Week 10
Essay Research Paper on a selected topic relevant to membrane separations 3 15.0 Week 8
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,4 70.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

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
Lecture Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Separation simulation 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Home Tutorials/Study/Past Paper Problems/Report 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture / tutorial 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Separation simulation 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Home Tutorials/Study/Past Paer Problems/Report 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
  • Phillip C. Wankat, 2011, Separation Process Engineering: Includes Mass Transfer Analysis, Third (International) Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 0132790211]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Doherty, M.F., and Malone, M.F. 2001, Conceptual design of distillation systems, McGraw-Hill New York [ISBN: 0070174237]
  • Anastas, P. T. & Warner, J. C. 1998, Green chemistry : theory and practice, Oxford University Press Oxford [ISBN: 139780198506980]
  • Allen, D.T., & Shonnard, D.R. 2001, Green Engineering: Environmentally conscious design of chemical processes, Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0130619086]
  • Dunn, P.J., Wells, A.S., Williams, M.T., Eds. 2010, Green chemistry in the pharmaceutical industry, Wiley-VCH Weinheim [ISBN: 9783527324187]
  • Baker, R.W. 2012, Membrane technology and Applications, Third Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 9780470743720]
  • Luyben, W.L. 2013, Distillation design and control using Aspen simulation, 2nd Ed., AIChE [ISBN: 9781118411438]
  • William L. Luyben, I-Lung Chien 2010, Design and Control of Distillation Systems for Separating Azeotropes, Wiley [ISBN: 9780470448625]
  • William L. Luyben, Cheng-Ching Yu 2008, Reactive distillation design and control, Wiley Hoboken, N.J. [ISBN: 0470226129]
  • Johann G. Stichlmair, James R. Fair 1998, Distillation, Wiley-VCH [ISBN: 0471252417]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Dyer, J.A. & Mulholland, K.L. 1998, Prevent pollution via better reactor design and operation, Chemical Engineering Progress, February, 61-66
  • Tony Fane 2013, Getting the Salt Out, The Chemical Engineer, vol 865, 26-29
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
  • Sheldon, R. 1994, Consider the environmental quotient, Chemtech, March, 38-46
  • Clark, J.H. 1999, Green chemistry: challenges and opportunities, Green Chemistry, February, 1-8
  • Clark, J.H. 2006, Green Chemistry: today (and tomorrow), Green Chemistry, 8, 17-21
  • Osmonics Membrane Filtration Handbook
  • Wynn, N. 2001, Pervaporation comes of age, Chemical Engineering Progress, October 2001, 66
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_ECPEN_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering 8 Mandatory

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