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CE40131: Advanced materials and porous solids

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide an understanding of the concepts and theories relating to the properties of porous systems and how these properties inform on the design and use of engineering materials suitable for use in a broad range of processing applications.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the structures as well as the fundamental thermodynamic and transport properties of porous materials as used in a broad range of processing applications.

Analysis, data acquisition and interpretation, and problem solving. Taught/facilitated and assessed.

Structures of porous systems; classification of pores, shapes, connectivity, tortuosity, size distributions. Crystalline, bidisperse, carbonaceous, polymeric, and amorphous materials; examples of engineered macroporous, microporous and nanoporous forms for sorption, storage, ion exchange, membrane and reaction processes. Forces and energetics of physical and chemical sorption. Thermodynamic equilibria for single and multicomponent systems; characterisation techniques. Transport processes of mass and energy; interparticle and intraparticle processes; Maxwellian, Knudsen and surface diffusion; experimental measurement techniques.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CE40131 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemical Engineering
  • UECE-AFM05 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering (Year 4)
  • UECE-AKM05 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)

CE40131 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemical Engineering
  • UECE-AFM01 : MEng(Hons) Biochemical Engineering (Year 4)
  • UECE-AKM01 : MEng(Hons) Biochemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.