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Department of Chemical Engineering, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

CE50171: Clean technology: design of sustainable chemical processes

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 1
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 100%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites:
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
To provide students with in-depth understanding of the principles of process engineering integrated with the overarching sustainability criteria for process technologies. Design principles with the integral aspects of clean synthesis, energy use integration/efficiency, use of biochemistry / biotechnology will be developed and used in the course in a number of case studies.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit students should be able to: Formulate specific process problems (develop process schemes), analyse reactor/system functionality, identify greener chemistry routes towards a desired chemical (from literature), use design methodologies and process engineering flow-sheeting to formulate new process design approaches; assess sustainability of alternative technologies.

Numeracy, IT skills.

A combination of lectures and problem based learning. Hierarchy of process development; process schemes and analysis of process schemes; elements of metrics of sustainable processes; green chemical processes, green chemistry; biotechnology alternatives to chemical processes, flow chemistry, continuous integrated process, industrial ecology; flow-sheet development and process simulation in ASPEN (or HYSIS).
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

CE50171 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • RXXX-AFM23 : Integrated PhD Sustainable Chemical Technologies (Full-time)
  • TXXX-AFM14 : MRes Sustainable Chemical Technologies (Full-time)

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