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CHPR2018 Process Synthesis and Design 1

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2021UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit serves as an introduction to chemical engineering. The unit covers basic engineering economics, optimisation and scale up principles and lifecycle cost analysis. Process design, safety, process flow diagrams (PFD), piping and instrumentation diagrams (PID), equipment sketches, basic design calculations and plant isometrics are discussed through the lens of different common chemical engineering processes such as polymerisation, minerals processing, oil refining, waste treatment etc. The unit also covers further development of process simulation covering implementation of reactions and recycle in HYSYS. Pump systems, valves and process measurement are also introduced in this unit.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) write concise technical reports; (2) interpret Process Flow Diagrams and other chemical engineering design documents; (3) explain different approaches available for chemical process synthesis and design, and their safety and economic constraints; (4) conduct preliminary cost estimations and flow-sheeting of a chemical process; (5) develop strategies for dealing with open-ended chemical engineering problems; and (6) conduct high level safety audits of chemical processes.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments and (2) final examination. 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 Brendan Graham
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
CHPR1005 Mass and Energy Balances (ID 7977) 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) )
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Advisable prior study:
CHEM1001 Chemistry – Properties and Energetics
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
Incompatibility:
ENSC3005 Mass and Energy Balances (ID 871)
Contact hours
Lectures: 1 hour per week; Workshops: 2 hours per week
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