Faculty of Engineering

Postgraduate - Unit

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4 points, SCA Band 2, 0.0833333 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Professor Paul Webley


Introduction: Types of gaseous emissions; environmental problems. VOC emissions: condensation; absorption; adsorption; incineration; biofiltration for abatement; odour control. Acid gases: absorption-stripping processes; simulation of absorption-stripping processes; design of split-loop processes; H2S removal; sulphur recovery; CO2 removal; NOx removal. Flue gas emissions minimisation: targeting flue gas emissions; role of heat integration; fuel switch; utility and process changes; site-wide approaches.


Examination: 90%
Assignment: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Assoc Professor Karen Hapgood

Contact hours

26 hours lectures and practice classes