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


Waste minimisation: Source of aqueous waste in the process industries; reducing waste from reactors, separations and purge streams; process operations as a source of waste; minimising waste from process operations. Wastewater minimisation: Reducing wastewater through water reuse, recycling and regeneration; targets for minimum flow rate and design to meet targets for single constraints; multiple sources of water; flow rate constraints; multiple contaminants; changing the process to reduce wastewater production. Effluent treatment system design: Treatment processes; targets for minimum treatment flow rate and design for single contaminants; waste minimisation versus treatment.


Examination: 100%

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Workload requirements

26 hours lectures and practice classes