Aims/Description: This unit draws on the simple concepts of mass and energy balances together with stoichiometry, to equip students with the background and experience necessary to tackle industrially relevant open ended design problems involving a range of unit operations of industrial relevance. The unit provides an introduction to chemical process design starting with flow-sheeting and progressing to the selection and mechanical design of hardware associated with a unit operation. The unit also considers the behaviour of small solid particles, building from the study of a few molecules or atoms, to crystals and then to whole particles.

Restrictions on availability: Yes, only available to students studying GEEU01 and GEEU02

Staff Contact: Laura Pitts
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

Information on the department responsible for this unit (General engineering course in IPE):

Teaching timetable


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