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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Civil, Chemical & Enviromental Eng Short Name: SE2113
Level: HE1 Module Co-ordinator: MILLINGTON CA Dr (C, C & E Eng)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability

Semester 2

Assessment Pattern

Unit(s) of Assessment
Weighting Towards Module Mark (%)
Laboratory Investigations (each student will carry out and report 6 investigations)
Coursework (7 elements of coursework)
Qualifying Condition(s) 
A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Module Overview

The module gives an introduction to the design process and the associated documentation.  It also aims to extend the understanding and techniques gained from ENG1024 Mass and Energy Balances to stream enthalpy calculations, energy balances for chemical processes and to facilitate the application of this enlarged knowledge base to a variety of practical laboratory investigations.




The normal entry requirements for level 1 of the Chemical & Bio-systems Engineering and the Chemical Engineering programmes and participation in module ENG1024 Mass and Energy Balances

Module Aims

To provide students with:
·         a reinforced and extended understanding of material balances including those for combustion processes
·         a systematic understanding and ability to accurately perform stream enthalpy and process energy balances and calculations
·         a knowledge of the principles and concepts of the design process, process flow diagrams and piping and instrumentation diagrams
·         to provide a basic training in practical engineering and investigation and in so doing to start to fulfil the Engineering Applications 1 requirement of accredited engineering degree programmes

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the module you will be able to
·         demonstrate a sound understanding of material balances including those of combustion processes
·         recognise the need for and be able to accurately calculate process energy balances and stream enthalpies
·         demonstrate a sound understanding of the design process and be able to understand, interpret and produce both process flow diagrams and piping and instrumentation diagrams for a variety of chemical processes and be aware of the various types of design documentation and literature sources
·         demonstrate an awareness of the principles and importance of experimental measurement and be able to analyse and interpret experimental data
·         demonstrate an ability to prepare, perform and effectively report practical investigations

Module Content

Fuel and Combustion calculations             
Fuels and combustion reactions
Energy released (gross and net CV)
Fuel calculations including excess air and “missing oxygen”

Design Process                   
Process and equipment design stages and objectives
Design Communication      
Block diagrams
Process flow diagrams, zones, equipment types and numbers
Drawing standards
Piping and Instrumentation diagrams
Engineering Drawings
Energy Balances                 
Steady state energy balance
Enthalpy datum and stream Enthalpy
Enthalpy-Concentration diagrams
Stream Enthalpy calculations
Energy balances without phase change or reaction
Energy balances with phase change                        
Energy balances with reaction
Energy balances with reaction and phase change
Laboratory Investigation    
Laboratory safety
Introduction and reporting requirements
Error analysis
Report format
Methods of Teaching/Learning

20 hours of lectures/tutorials, 14 x 2 hour practical investigations and 52 hours of independent learning.


Total student learning time 100 hours

Selected Texts/Journals

Essential Reading:
Coulson JM, Richardson JF & Sinnott RK, Chemical Engineering, 6, 3rd ed (revised), Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999. (ISBN 07506 41428, £29.99).
Chen T, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering 2010-11 Laboratory Instructions and Experimental Brief , University of Surrey, 2010 – this comprehensive Laboratory Manual will be issued to each student
Required Reading:
Himmelblau, DM, Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering, 6th ed, Prentice-Hall, 1996. (ISBN 01330 57984, £27).
Recommended Reading:
Reid RC, Prausnitz JM and Sherwood TK, The Properties of Gases and Liquids, 3rd ed, McGraw-Hill, 1987. (ISBN 00705 17991, £77.99)
Perry RH, Chiltern CH & Green DW, Chemical Engineer's Handbook, 6th ed, McGraw-Hill, (ISBN 00706 6482X, £44.95)

Last Updated

30th September 2010