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CHPR1005 Mass and Energy Balances

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2OnlineOnline Restricted
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
Mass and energy balances are a cornerstone of chemical engineering. This unit introduces students to the theories and tools required to formulate and solve material and energy balances for chemical process systems. Students learn how to conduct and analyse material balances for multi-unit process systems with and without chemical reactions, including systems that incorporate recycle and purge streams, and to formulate energy balances based on the first law of thermodynamics. Analysis of these systems develops an understanding of and the ability to calculate the thermodynamic properties of gases, liquids and vapours.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) translate written process descriptions into accurate process flow diagrams; (2) document calculations and simulations to clearly and concisely communicate working and results using standard engineering processes and conventions; (3) design, construct and interpret static process flow diagrams using commercial software and assess the quality and limitations of simulation outputs; (4) use steam tables and other standard tables of engineering data to find required data; (5) estimate system properties when exact values are not available and determine the limitations of these estimates; and (6) solve static material and energy balances.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments; (2) simulation and practical exercises; and (3) exams. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall 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)
Associate Professor Paul Stanwix
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
( ATAR Subject Chemistry Or CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry (ID 1063) ) And ( ATAR Subject Mathematics Methods Or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods (ID 5108) ) And Course Enrolment ( BH011 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (ID 25) Or CB006 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce (ID 6) Or CB004 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science (ID 4) Or MJD-ENGSC Engineering Science (ID 610) )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Advisable prior study:
ATAR Physics or equivalent
Incompatibility:
ENSC3005 Mass and Energy Balances (ID 871)
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week; practical classes: 2 hours per week; computer modelling and practical labs: 10 hours per semester
Note
This unit is available to students who are intending to transfer to the new BE Chemical Engineering major in 2022. Students intending to remain in the Engineering Science major should enrol in ENSC3005 Mass and Energy Balances
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