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ENSC3005 Mass and Energy Balances

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2OnlineOnline timetabled
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 elective
This unit develops the student's ability to formulate and solve material and energy balances for chemical process systems. Students analyse material balances for multi-unit process systems with and without chemical reactions, including systems that incorporate recycle and purge. Analysis of these systems develop understanding of and the ability to calculate the thermodynamic properties of gases, liquids and vapours. Energy balances based on the first law of thermodynamics are formulated for systems with and without reactions.
Students are able to (1) understand written process descriptions and turn them into accurate process flow diagrams; (2) write concise and accurate reports; (3) extract relevent data from complex scientific and industry reports; (4) design, construct and interpret static process flow diagrams using commercial software; (5) assess the quality of data available from commercial modelling software; (6) use steam tables and other standard tables of engineering data to find required data; (7) estimate system properties when exact values are not available and determine the limitations of these estimates; and (8) solve static material and energy balances.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments; (2) hysys exercises; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Paul Stanwix
Unit rules
( Course Enrolment in the MJD-ENGSC Engineering Science major ) and ( Mathematics Specialist ATAR or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist )
Advisable prior study:
ATAR Physics or equivalent
CHPR2018 Process Synthesis and Design 1 and CHPR1005 Mass and Energy Balances (ID 7977)
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week; practical classes: 2 hours per week; computer modelling and practical labs: 10 hours per semester

Felder, R. M. and Rousseau, R. W. Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes, 3rd edn with integrated media and study tools: John Wiley & Sons 2005

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