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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Civil, Chemical & Enviromental Eng Short Name: ENG3148
Level: HE3 Module Co-ordinator: HOLMES P Dr (C, C & E Eng)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability

Autumn & Spring Semesters

Assessment Pattern

Unit(s) of Assessment





Weighting Towards Module Mark( %)


2 hour unseen examination










Industrial Case study report (2,000 words) and group presentation (held jointly with Energy Systems Module ENG 3153










Qualifying Condition(s) 





A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module.













Module Overview
The module introduces the basic principles of industrial systems integration. It will present a thorough overview of the systems integration field and the decision processes involved. The module will then disseminate the methods and tools employed in systems integration decision making.  The industrial case studies for the module are held jointly with the Energy Systems (ENG 3153) module.
Completion of the progress requirements of Level HE2
Module Aims
 Environmental Design Integration for Atmospheric Emissions and Integrated Industrial Water Systems Design will be considered with examples from specific process applications. Design heuristics and simple graphical tools that allow the determination of systems performance targets will be covered first using the above process systems examples. The module will then convey design strategies based on grassroots as well as retrofit design scenarios. Concepts will be illustrated on the basis of simple optimisation techniques; the latter related to linear programming. The students will also cover an introduction to the applications of linear matrix construction for process systems optimisation
Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the module, you will be able to:





i)        Understand systems integration principles and challenges





ii)       Apply heuristics, graphical and algebraic optimisation techniques to solve simple systems





            Integration problems





iii)     Develop performance targets for industrial systems design





      iv)   Understand the capabilities and shortcomings of existing technology
Module Content

Lectures 1-3 ( 3 Hours ) (Autumn Semester): Industrial Systems Integration – the big picture: conceptual systems design and retrofit, systems integration and synthesis, intensification of industrial systems









Lectures 4- 6 (3 hours) (Autumn Semester): Design by heurisitics: reaction, separation and energy management problems related to control of NOx, Particulate, Sulphur, Voc’s and combustion emission examples by process integration









Lectures 7-11 (4 hours) (Autumn Semester): Industrial Lectures on energy pinch in atmospheric emissions in oil refinery applications including 2 hours of RAEng VP lectures









Tutorials (3 hours) (Autumn Semester): In Class problem solving exercises









Lectures (12-14) (4 hours) (Autumn Semester): Heuristics for water treatment systems process integration, primary, biological and tertiary water treatment process integration









Lectures (15-18) (4 hours) (Autumn Semester): Graphical methods for optimal systems integration :





Design for maximum water re-use for single contaminants, water-pinch analysis, developing performance targets for integrated energy systems, energy pinch analysis, increased energy efficiency through heat integration strategy









Lectures (19-24): (6 hours); Optimisation in process systems integration: Performance trade-offs in industrial systems, simple optimisation approaches and introduction to linear programming problems, simple examples in optimisation-based systems integration: process energy and water use minimisation









Industrial Case Study Tutorials  : 8 hours (in parallel group sessions) with the  Level 3 Energy Systems Module





Methods of Teaching/Learning

24 hours of lectures, 3 hours of in class problem solving tutorials, 8 hours of industrial case study tutorials and 65 hours of independent study





Total student learning time: 100 hours.





Selected Texts/Journals

Required Reading :   None









Required Reading :





Smith R, Chemical Process Design and Integration, John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2005 (ISBN 0-471-48681-7









Recommended Reading :





Moulijn J. and Stankievicz A. , Re-engineering the Chemical Processing Plant, Marcel Dekker,2004.
Last Updated
15 October 2009