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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Civil, Chemical & Enviromental Eng Short Name: SE2313
Level: HE3 Module Co-ordinator: MILLINGTON CA Dr (C, C & E Eng)
Number of credits: 20 Number of ECTS credits: 10
Module Availability
Spring Semester
Assessment Pattern

Components of Assessment



Continuous assessment

Contribution to tutorial class discussions      



Design report


Module Overview
Based on the process design completed during the autumn semester students will complete the design of a specified item of equipment.
Progression requirements from level HE2 and module ENG3107 or equivalent.
Module Aims

To allow an individual student following either the Chemical & Bio-systems Engineering or the Chemical Engineering programmes the experience of integrating design methods taught in earlier modules by completing the detailed design of a single item of plant.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the module, students should:

  • Be aware of the factors involved in completing the mass and energy balances and detailed sizing of a single item of equipment and the also of the design codes applying to detailed equipment design,.
  • Understand the fundamental chemical and physical phenomena associate with the equipment being designed and the mathematical models used to characterise such phenomena.
  • Know that the materials of construction, method of fabrication and means of transportation may affect selection of process parameters,.
  • Be able to convert a design brief into a feasible equipment design procedure applying the understanding from 2) above and apply this procedure with confidence
  • Understand the interaction between process requirements and practical equipment design.
Module Content

The application of equipment design procedures.

Methods of Teaching/Learning

Small group tutorial classes and individual discussion with supervisory staff.

Total student learning time 200 hours.

Selected Texts/Journals

Required Reading




Essential purchase


Coulson JM & Richardson JF, Chemical Engineering, 6, 2nd ed, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1996


Coulson JM & Richardson JF, Chemical Engineering, 1, 5th ed, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1994


Coulson JM & Richardson JF, Chemical Engineering, 2, 4th ed, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1994


Coulson JM & Richardson JF, Chemical Engineering, 3, 3rd ed, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1994


Desirable purchase


Perry RH, Chilton CH & Green DW, Chemical Engineer’s Handbook, 6th ed, McGraw-Hill, 1984. (ISBN 00704 94797)


Essential consultation


Ludwig EE, Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petroleum Plant, volumes 1-3, 2nd ed, Gulf Publishing Corporation, 1977.


Ulrich GD, Guide to Chemical Engineering Process Design and Economics, Wiley, 1984.


Leva M, Tower Packings and Packed Tower Design, 1953.


Morris GA & Jackson, Absorption Towers , Butterworth, London , 1953.


Other essential reference material will be recommended by the supervisors


Recommended texts for reference


Kern DQ, Process Heat Transfer, McGraw-Hill, 1950.


Kern DQ & Kraus AD, Extended Surface Heat Transfer, McGraw-Hill, 1972.


Stringle RF, Random Packings and Packed Tower Design & Application, Gulf Publishing Corporation, 1987.  (ISBN 08720 16692)

Last Updated
4 August 2008