CME3036 : Process and Product Engineering
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Professor Steve Bull
- Lecturer: Dr Maria Vicevic, Professor Jarka Glassey
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
This module introduces the techniques used to select an appropriate route to the scaled-up synthesis of a (bio)chemical product. It highlights the fact that such products may be target molecules, formulated mixtures or solids and can be selected in terms of chemistry or performance. The importance of clean, sustainable processing routes is illustrated with case studies.
Outline Of Syllabus
Process/route selection (4-5 lectures) – product selection, route selection, retrosynthesis, decision making, constraints, optioneering, whole life analysis. Illustrated by two case studies delivered by industry (e.g.chemical route/retrosynthesis and downstream biopharmaceutical process development, bioprocess route selection, including formulation)
Performance chemicals (4-5 lectures) – performance targets compared to composition/chemistry targets, blending and formulation. Examples from petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. Case study on developing high performance lubricants for engines/gearboxes.
Bioprocess design (4-5 lectures) – bioprocessing PFD and unit operations, design of production strain, sterilisation and downstream processing.
Case study in product engineering (4-5 lectures)
Principles of polymerisation, manufacturing of plastics and plastics recycling
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||20||1:00||20:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||10:00||10:00||Exam revision|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||15:00||15:00||Preparation and completion of Case Study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||2||2:00||4:00||seminars|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||4||1:00||4:00||tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||45:00||45:00||Review lecture material, prepare for small group teaching and assessment|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The aim is to introduce sufficient new material on practical product engineering which, in combination with what has been learned in other modules, provides the basis for selection of a process route for a given product. Material introduced in lectures is reinforced in tutorials. Seminars are used to allow industrial lecturers to deliver case studies to the class to further reinforce learning.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Case study||2||M||25||Case study (1000 words). Assignment to highlight formulation and manufacturing issues|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Exam assesses the knowledge and skills in case studies under conditions where all information is provided.
Process selection involves the synthesis of data from a lot of sources and is best assessed by an assignment where a range of factors can be brought together in a single report on a well-defined case study