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CHPR3019 Unit Operations

6 points
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2022UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Chemical Engineering major sequence
This unit covers the introduction of the mass and heat transfer principles as it applies to typical unit operations. Topics covered include heat exchangers; distillation; multi-effect evaporators; liquid–liquid and gas–liquid extraction; solid–liquid separation; refrigeration; and dehydration. The unit also includes applications of the unit operations in the process of liquefied natural gas (LNG) production, transport and re-gasification.
Students are able to (1) write concise technical reports while working individually or in teams; (2) prepare documentation associated with unit operation design; (3) demonstrate information literacy through the location and evaluation of technical and related information as required for assignments; (4) determine the number (trays or units), size and design of unit operations (e.g. gas absorption, liquid–liquid, distillation, cooling tower, etc.); (5) analyse, evaluate and design unit operations with HYSYS and the use of thermodynamic fluid packages; and (6) develop abilities and strategies to deal with uncertainty in input data and and open ended problems.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) laboratory assignments; (2) quizzes; and (3) a final test. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Zach Aman
Unit rules
CHPR2006 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (ID 8017) and CHPR2007 Heat and Mass Transfer (ID 8018) and GENG2003 Fluid Mechanics (ID 8016) 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) )
ENSC3019 Unit Operations and Unit Processes (ID 1881)
Contact hours
Lectures: 3 hours per week; Practical classes: 1 hour per week; Laboratories: 3 hours per semester

McCabe, W. L. and Smith, J. C. Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering, 7th edn: McGraw-Hill 2004

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