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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)A Hoadley


Choice of reactor: reaction paths; types of reaction systems; conversion, selectivity and reactor yield; simultaneous reaction and separation: Modelling of and design for multiphase reactors. Choice of separator: separation of heterogeneous and homogeneous mixtures. Design and optimisation of distillation columns: Short-cut methods; reflux ratio and feed conditions. Synthesis of reaction-separation systems; Generating alternative flowsheets; recycle structure. Reactive distillation: Shifting equilibrium; Damkohler number. Economic trade-offs: Evaluating alternative flow sheets; optimisation of reactor conversion and selectivity.


Examination: 90%
Assignment: 10%

Contact hours

26 hours lectures and practice classes