ENSC3019 Unit Operations and Unit Processes
- 6 points
If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 3 core unit in the Chemical specialisation in the Engineering Science major sequence
- Level 3 elective
- This unit covers the introduction of the mass and heat transfer principles as it applies to typical unit operations. Topics include (1) heat exchangers; (2) distillation; (3) multi-effect evaporators; (4) liquid–liquid and gas–liquid extraction; (5) solid–liquid separation; (6) refrigeration; and (7) 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; (2) prepare documentation associated with unit operation design; (3) work in teams; (4) demonstrate information literacy through the location and evaluation of technical and related information as required for assignments; (5) determine the number (trays or units), size and design of unit operations (e.g. gas absorption, liquid–liquid, distillation, cooling tower, etc.); (6) analyse, evaluate and design unit operations with HYSYS and the use of thermodynamic fluid packages; (7) develop strategies for dealing with open-ended problems; and (8) develop abilities to deal with uncertainty in input data and empirical formulae..
- 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.
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)
- Professor Zach Aman
- Unit rules
- Contact hours
- lectures: 3 hours per week; practical classes: 1 hour per week; labs: 3 hours per semester
McCabe, W. L. and Smith, J. C. Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering, 7th edn: McGraw-Hill 2004
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.