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CHE5175

Faculty of Engineering

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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

Synopsis

Distillation system design: column sequencing. Complex distillation columns: decomposition techniques. Thermodynamic analysis of distillation columns; modifying columns using thermodynamic analysis. Crude oil distillation design: modelling crude oil mixtures. Retrofit design of distillation systems: aims of de-bottlenecking. Azeotropic distillation problem representation for ternary mixtures; residue curves; distillation lines and pinch point curves. Composition profiles; total reflux; feasible composition profiles. Distillation sequence synthesis: conditions of feasible separations; entrainer selection; synthesising complex distillation columns.

Assessment

Examination: 90%
Assignment: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

26 hours lectures and practice classes