CHPR5520 Combustion Science and Technology

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit introduces the field of combustion science and technology—including fuels, practical combustion systems, fires and explosion hazards, and emission-control technologies—to engineering undergraduate and postgraduate students. Topics include chemical composition and chemistry of fossil fuels, physico-chemical properties and combustion phenomena of common fuels, ignition and flame stabilisation, flame detection, monitoring and control, practical applications of fuel and combustion technologies, combustion-generated pollutants and control.
Students are able to (1) write concise technical reports; (2) write cohesive reports with several authors; (3) work effectively in teams; (4) source and evaluate relevant technical literature; (5) master physico-chemical properties of common fuels and their selection and use basic combustion calculations; (6) explain common combustion technologies for practical applications; (7) select and use common flame detection, monitoring and control techniques; (8) describe pollutant formation mechanisms during fuel combustion and emission control strategies; (9) develop strategies for dealing with open-ended problems; and (10) develop strategies for dealing with large multicomponent projects.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) group assignments; (2) laboratory practical report and presentation; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Dongke Zhang
Unit rules
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation
Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
CHPR4406 Reaction Engineering; for pre-2012 courses: (CHPR4406 Reaction Engineering
CHPR3432 Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design)
(CHPR2431 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
ENSC3006 Chemical Process Thermodynamics and Kinetics)
Advisable prior study:
ENSC3006 Chemical Process Thermodynamics and Kinetics
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