CME3025 : Energy and Material Balances for Scientists
- Offered for Year: 2013/14
- Module Leader(s): Dr Jonathan Lee
- Owning School: Chemical Eng & Advanced Materials
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
To introduce students to the principles of material and energy balances and the formulation and solution methods for material and energy balance problems.
To provide the opportunity to extensively practice the principles and techniques of solving problems involving material and energy balances in a supportive environment.
This module teaches the fundamentals of Energy and Material Balances as these methods form the basis of chemical process design. Material balances set process inlet and outlet flows and compositions while energy balances determine the energy (heating, cooling and power) requirements for a process.
Outline Of Syllabus
Review of the laws of conservation and their applicability in solving material and energy balances under steady and unsteady state will be given in lectures supported by handouts. Mass balances around single and linked items of plant. Mass balances with chemical reaction. Recycle and bypass streams. Energy balances. Simultaneous mass and energy balances. Emphasis is given to illustration of these issues through practical solving of problems both during lectures and tutorials.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||12:00||12:00||Exam revision|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||2||2:00||4:00||Use of flow sheet software|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||8||1:00||8:00||Tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||50||1:00||50:00||Review lecture and other source material, prepare for small group teaching.|
Jointly Taught With
|CME1025||Principles of Chemical Engineering|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Rationale and relationship to learning outcomes:
Lectures convey the mathematical concepts and theory and their use in chemical engineering, tutorial classes support this through illustration.
Practicals will be to demonstrate the use of flow sheet software
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Module Code||Module Title||Semester||Comment|
|CME1025||Principles of Chemical Engineering||1||N/A|
|Prob solv exercises||1||M||10||Energy and Material Balance Calculation|
|Prob solv exercises||1||M||15||Comparison of the results of simple calculations for a small chemical plant with those from HYSYS process flow sheet. Week 18|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination is an appropriate way to assess theoretical understanding and problem solving skills. The assignments allow more realistic engineering problems to be investigated.
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