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CE50219: Resource conservation: advanced processing for resource efficiency

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Exam (2 hours) (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
* Develop a knowledge and understanding of advanced processing, concepts and technologies in process integration and process intensification and be able to apply this to design/re-design novel and resource efficient reaction and separation processes.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit the student will be able to:
* Specify and design technologies (including emerging and process intensification) to replace conventional ones.
* Develop and evaluate strategies for technology integration for process efficiency
* Identify optimal abatement and/or resource recovery levels.


* The ability to select a technology based on sound evaluation of criteria (T,F,A)
* The ability to integrate prior knowledge and understanding of process design with advanced level resource efficiency, and to apply this to process intensification and technology integration (T,F,A)
* The ability to deal with complex issues, solve problems and make decisions in the context of multiple criteria and stakeholders in a systematic and creative way (T,F,A)
* The ability to apply and adapt design processes and methodologies in unfamiliar situations and generate innovative design to fulfil needs (F,A)
* The ability to optimise designs to trade off across environmental, social and economic dimensions (T,F,A)
* Uncertainty, ambiguity and limits of knowledge and how these affect the analysis and solution of sustainability assessments (F,A)


* Role of process intensification as a preventative environmental strategy to reduce material and energy resources and minimise waste
* Selection and specification of emerging technologies, intensified reactors and separation processes for application in the environmental and sustainable chemical engineering discipline
* Green chemistry and green engineering concepts
* Optimal degree of abatement and sampling and measurement strategies for resource efficiency
* Integrating complex information in problem solving and decision making
* Energy pinch.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CE50219 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Chemical Engineering


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