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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: ENGM073 Module Title: PROCESS SYSTEMS DESIGN
Module Provider: Civil, Chemical & Enviromental Eng Short Name: SE2M43
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: HOSSEINI S Dr (C, C & E Eng)
Number of credits: 15 Number of ECTS credits: 7.5
Module Availability
Spring Semester
Assessment Pattern

Units of Assessment
Written 2 hours
Coursework 1
Coursework 2
Qualifying Condition(s):
A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module.

Module Overview
This module addresses the design principles and methods for process systems comprising reaction and separation (including water utilisation) sections
Module Aims
This module will develop the student’s understanding of systematic methods for conceptual process design and how these methods can be applied in order to improve chemical processes. It will expose the students to systematic methodologies for reactor design, separation systems design, integrated reaction-separation systems design, and the design of water reuse networks.
The objectives of the module are to develop a systematic understanding of the following areas:
·         General methods and procedures for process synthesis and design;
·         Conceptual design of reactive systems;
·         Conceptual design of separation systems;
·         Integrated reaction-separation systems design;
Pinch analysis and network design for water reuse..
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
·         Explain the mathematical model-based and heuristics-based approaches to conceptual process design;
·         Conceptually design chemical flowsheets for achieving specific objective(s);

Best exploit reuse strategies in the design of water networks and treatment systems.

Module Content
Introduction to Process Synthesis and Design;
Reactor selection;
Separation Systems Design;
Reactive Separation Design;
Integration of reaction and separation systems;
Reducing wastewater through water reuse, recycling and regeneration;
Targeting for minimum process water intake;

Water network design

Methods of Teaching/Learning

The methods include lectures, working sessions after each lecture, and group discussions.

Total student learning time 150 hours.

Selected Texts/Journals
Required reading
Recommended background reading

Smith R, Chemical Process Design and Integration, 2nd Ed.,John Wiley & Sons Ltd,2005.

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