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CHEP8017 - Process Engineering Labs 3

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Title:Process Engineering Labs 3
Long Title:Process Engineering Laboratori
Module Code:CHEP8017
 
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: Laboratory programme allowing the student to gain practical experience of the theory and principles underlying relevant unit operations.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Devise an experimental plan to achieve the specified objectives of each laboratory practical based on safe practices and an ethical approach
LO2 Prepare a Risk Assessment for each laboratory practical
LO3 Implement an experimental plan efficiently
LO4 Evaluate data collected and/or calculated with consideration of experimental error in light of the relevant theory
LO5 Integrate theory, data and evaluation in a laboratory report or poster that meets the criteria for technical writing in this module
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 Process Engineering Laboratories 2
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.
No incompatible modules listed
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
Safety Induction
Risks and Hazards in the lab, laboratory regulations, evacuation, risk assessment methodology
Report Writing and Poster Preparation
Guidelines on report writing and poster preparation, ethics
Planning experiments and data collection
General overview of the practicals to be completed, data collection, laboratory notebook, commercialisation of research, ethics
Mixed Flow Reactor
Determine the effect of space time on conversion. Calculate frequency factor and activation energy for the second order saponification of ethyl acetate.
Plug Flow Reactor
Determine the effect of space time on conversion. Calculate frequency factor and activation energy for the second order saponification of ethyl acetate.
Cooling Tower
Investigate the effect of height and packing density on the mass transfer coefficient.
Absorber
Investigate the effect of the liquid/gas ratio on the mass transfer coefficient for the absorption of carbon dioxide from a carbon dioxide-air mixture by water.
Fluidised Bed
Investigate bed pressure drop as a function of superficial air velocity and find the minimum fluidisation velocity. Investigate heat transfer in a fluidised bed.
Rheology
Investigate and analyse the non-newtonian behaviour of a number of fluids using ramp-up ramp-down analysis and constant shear rate analysis.
Adsorber
Generate data to plot adsorption and desorption breakthrough curves. Calculate the Henry's Law constant, the mass transfer coefficient, the change in internal energy due to adsorption, the change in enthalpy due to adsorption.
Reverse Osmosis
Determine the permeance for a selected membrane from pure water pressure excursion runs. Determine the permeate flux and rejection of a selected feed for a selected membrane. Determine the mass transfer coefficient for the system at a set of operating conditions.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Laboratory report or poster to be submitted for every practical completed 1,2,3,4,5 100.0 Every Week
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat the module
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. The student must reattend the module in its entirety in order to be reassessed.

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 Laboratory Practical 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Report Writing 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 Laboratory Practical 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Report Writing/Poster Preparation 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Ruthven, D.V. 1984, Principles of Adsorption and Adsorption Processes, Wiley-Interscience New York [ISBN: 0471866067]
  • Coulson, J.M. and Richardson, J.F. 1994, Chemical Engineering Volume Three:Chemical and Biochemical Reactors and Control, Third Ed., Butterworth-Heinemannn [ISBN: 0080410030]
  • Treybal, R.E. 1980, Mass Transfer Operations, Third Ed., McGraw-Hill [ISBN: 00700666156]
  • Malkin, A.Y. and Isayev, A.I. 2005, Rheology: concepts, methods and applications, William Andrew Publishing [ISBN: 189519833X]
  • Levenspiel, O. 1998, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Third Ed., Wiley New York [ISBN: 047125424X]
  • Fogler, H. 2010, Essentials of Chemical Reaction Engineering, Prentice-Hall International [ISBN: 0137146124]
  • Kunii, D. and Levenspiel, O 1991, Fluidisation Engineering, Second Ed., Butterworth-Heinemann [ISBN: 0409902330]
  • Wankat, P.C. 2011, Separation Process Engineering: Includes Mass Transfer Analysis, Third (International) Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 0132790211]
  • McCabe,W.L., Smith, J.C. and Harriott, P. 2005, Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering, Seventh (International) Ed., McGraw-Hill [ISBN: 0071247106]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Final Year Experimental Project: Brosnan, B. 2005, Development of a Gas Adsorption Column as a Third Year Laboratory Practical , Cork Institute of Technology
  • Final Year Experimental Project: Walley, F. 1997, Commissioning of a Gas Absorption Column , Cork Institute of Technology
  • Technical Document: Brookfield RheometersMore Solutions to Sticky Problems
  • Equiment Manual: BrookfieldOperating Instructions for Brookfield Rheometer
  • Equiment Manual: ArmfieldOperating Manual for Fluidised Bed
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_ECPEN_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering 6 Mandatory

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