CHE4173 - Sustainable processing 2
6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Engineering
Leader(s): A Hoadley
This unit will explore heat integration, water integration and recycling of process streams to achieve improved resource efficiencies and waste reduction, the identification and minimisation of waste in reactors and separation processes, natural cycles, pollution mechanisms and effects, strategies for improved industrial ecology and the role of regulatory and economic drivers in cleaner production. These themes will be developed in lectures and be supported by student project work related to selected industrial processes.
Understand and apply heat integration, water integration and process stream recycling in processes to achieve increased in raw materials and energy efficiencies and waste reduction
Understand the technologies for treatment and disposal of gaseous, liquid and solid wastes
Understand the mechanisms and effects of natural cycles for water and carbon
Understand the mechanisms and effects of various forms of pollution
Explore the benefits of improved industrial ecology through integrated manufacture and improved industrial planning.
Examination (3 hours): 60%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component. Students faiing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 44% in the unit.
Five hours of contact time per week including 3 hours of lectures and 2 hours of project work. 7 hours of private study devoted to preparation of assignments and independent study.