#REQUEST.pageInfo.pagedescription#

Site Navigation

CHEM6005 - Industrial Chemistry

banner1
Title:Industrial Chemistry
Long Title:Industrial Chemistry
Module Code:CHEM6005
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Chemistry
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Donagh OMahony
Module Author: Mary Lehane
Module Description: This module introduces the student to a variety of topics associated with the industrial scale production of chemicals
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the chemical industry and identify the distinguishing features of its component parts
LO2 Explain the importance and roles of route selection, process economics and process optimisation in chemical processing
LO3 Describe the industrial production of a number of important organic and inorganic chemicals
LO4 Evaluate environmental issues pertaining to the chemical industry
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).
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
The Chemical Industry
The Irish Chemical industry, fine chemical and bulk chemical production, research and development, pilot manufacturing, product development.
Route selection
Sources of raw materials, crude ion refinement, isolation and processing of products from oil, important industrial organic chemical processes, reaction suitability, reaction thermodynamics, equilibria and kinetics, costings, safety, and environment.
Process Optimisation,
Scale-up, schematic process flow diagrams, mass balancing and energy balancing, optimisation of reactor conditions, process unit operations, industrial separations.
Inorganic Chemical Production.
Selected important inorganic chemicals e.g. sodium hydroxide, chlorine, ammonia, urea, mineral acids, etc.
The Chemical Industry and the Environment
Environmental impact of chemical production, waste and waste minimisation, effluent treatment, water treatment, assuring air quality.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Theory assessment 1,2,4 40.0 Week 6
Short Answer Questions Theory assessment 1,3,4 40.0 Week 12
Written Report Report on industrial visit, for submission 2 weeks after visit 1,3 20.0 Week 10
No End of Module Formal Examination
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 Industrial Chemistry 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Personal study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Industrial Chemistry 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Personal Study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • H.A. Wittcoff, B.G. Reuben, J.S. Plotkin 2014, Industrial organic chemicals, 3rd Ed., Wiley-Interscience [ISBN: 9780470537435]
  • C. A. Heaton 2013, An introduction to industrial chemistry, 3rd Ed., Chapman and Hall Glascow, U.K. [ISBN: 9780751402728]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • M. Lancaster, 2016, Green Chemistry: An introductory text, 3rd Ed., Royal Society of Chemistry [ISBN: 9781782622949]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_SESST_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science and Sustainable Technology 4 Elective
CR_SCHEM_7 Bachelor of Science in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry 4 Mandatory
CR_SCHEM_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Chemistry 4 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork

Tel: 021-4326100     Fax: 021-4545343
Email: help@cit.edu.ie