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CHEP8030 - Chemical Eng Detailed Design

Title:Chemical Eng Detailed Design
Long Title:Chemical and Biopharmaceutical
Module Code:CHEP8030
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 Description: The final year Design Project is undertaken by all students, and is a "capstone" project for the course. This module is concerned with specialised, focused detailed design of unit operations within a chemical, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing process, undertaken by an individual student, while simultaneously working as part of a group engaged in the wider design process. Within the confines of a module, students must solve complex problems and make sound judgements in the absence of complete data.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Apply engineering judgement to select the most appropriate equipment configuration for the process design objective.
LO2 Devise and implement an appropriate design method using both shortcut and rigorous design methods based on current design rationale, utilising software tools where relevant.
LO3 Devise a control and operating strategy for a selected unit operation
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).
8083 CHEP6010 Process Design
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
10411 CHEP8029 Chemical Eng Design: Group

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
Detailed design and evaluation of a separation/purification unit or a chemical/biochemical reactor
Detailed design and evaluation of a selected item such as chemical reactor, biochemical reactor, multicomponent distillation, absorption, adsorption, liquid-liquid extractor, crystalliser, chromatography column, membrane separator. Identification of reaction mechanism and separation basis. Evaluation of alternatives: process, operating conditions, equipment type. Use of heuristics for preliminary design and for design verification. Detailed calculation to consider standard and novel methodologies, ideal and non-ideal behaviour, parametric evaluation, optimisation of design in accordance with specified criteria. Pressure containment. Preparation of Equipment Data Sheet.
Detailed design and evaluation of a heat transfer unit
Detailed design and evaluation of a heat exchanger such as a process fluid heater, process fluid cooler, heat exchanger involving phase change, evaporator. Evaluation of alternative configurations. Application of standard and novel methodologies. Use of appropriate software tools to design and rate the unit. Use of heuristics as preliminary design and checks on outcomes. Integration of heat and mass transfer operations. Preparation of Heat Transfer Unit Data Sheet.
Hydraulic design of a pipeline
Piping system pressure drop and sizing calculations. Application to incompressible or compressible fluids, (not) containing multiple phases, as appropriate. Preparation of Data Sheet
Control and Operating Strategy
Development of an operating strategy for start-up, shut-down and normal operation of a selected unit operation. Development and evaluation of a control strategy and P&ID for a selected unit operation. Operating envelope, safety implications of operation and deviations from normal conditions. Dynamic simulation. Loss of containment considerations. Decomposition or reaction runaway concerns.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Detailed design of mass transfer unit, heat transfer unit and pipeline 1,2 70.0 Sem End
Project Control and Operating Strategy, incorporating safety features 3 20.0 Sem End
Oral Examination/Interview Justification of design 1,2,3 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
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Technical design support 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Design work 6.5 Every Week 6.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Technical design support 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Design work 6.5 Every Week 6.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.50

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Phillip C. Wankat, 2012, Separation Process Engineering: Includes Mass Transfer Analysis, Third Edition Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 0132790211]
  • Ernest J. Henley, J.D. Seader, D. Keith Roper. 2011, Separation process principles, Third Edition (International) Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 9780470646113]
  • H. Fogler 2010, Essentials of Chemical Reaction Engineering, Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0137146124]
  • Octave Levenspiel 1999, Chemical reaction engineering, Third Edition Ed., Wiley New York [ISBN: 978-0471254249]
  • Warren D. Seider, J.D. Seader, Daniel R. Lewin, Soemantri Widagdo, 2010, Product and Process Design Principles: Synthesis, Analysis and Design, 3rd Edition, Third Edition (International) Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 978-0-470-41441-5]
  • Don W. Green and Robert H. Perry, Perry's chemical engineers' handbook, 8th Edition Ed. [ISBN: 978-0071422949]
  • G. F. Hewitt, G. L. Shires, T. R. Bott 1994, Process heat transfer, Begell House [ISBN: 978-0849399183]
  • Carlos A. Smith, Armando B. Corripio 2006, Principles and practice of automatic process control, Third Edition Ed., Wiley Hoboken, NJ [ISBN: 978-0471431909]
  • Pauline M. Doran, 2013, Bioprocess Engineering Principles, Second Edition, Second Edition Ed., Academic Press [ISBN: 978-0-12-220851-5]
  • Serth, R.W., & Lestina, T.G. 2014, Process Heat Transfer: Principles, Applications and Rules of Thumb, 2nd Ed., Academic Press [ISBN: 0123971950]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • William, L. Luyben, Distillation Design and Control using Aspen Simulation, Second Edition Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 978-1118411438]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Software: AspenTechAspen Properties
  • Software: AspenTechAspenPlus
  • Software: AspenTechAspen Exchanger Design and Rating
  • Software: AspenTechAspen Plus Dynamics
  • Software: AspenTechHYSYS Dynamics
  • Software: Scale-up systemsDynochem

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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