Faculty of Engineering

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Chemical Engineering
OfferedNot offered in 2014
Coordinator(s)Assoc Professor Andrew 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%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

26 hours lectures and practice classes