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DEPARTMENT OFCHEMICAL ENGINEERINGMODULE DESCRIPTIONSMSc Chemical Process Engineering2018-191

Chemical Engineering Module Descriptions 2018-191Module RegistrationStudents can view the modules they are registered for on Portico (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/portico) and choosethe optional modules they wish to take during their programme.Full details of all modules offered by the Department can be found in this document. Details on modulesoffered by other Departments is included where this is available.When choosing options, please ensure you check for timetable clashes using the Online Timetable(https://timetable.ucl.ac.uk/tt/).Queries relating to module choices should be directed to the appropriate tutor, Deputy Head (Education) orthe Teaching & Learning Team: Your Personal TutorTeaching & Learning Administrators – chemeng.teaching.admin@ucl.ac.ukDepartmental Tutor – Dr Vivek Dua (chemeng.departmental-tutor@ucl.ac.uk)MSc Chemical Process Engineering Tutor – Dr Luca MazzeiMSc Global Management of Natural Resources Tutor – Prof Alberto StrioloDeputy Head (Education) – Prof Eva SorensenSafetyMany of the activities in the Department have potential dangers unless sensible precautions are taken at alltimes. The Department's safety regulations are contained in the departmental booklet "Arrangements forSafety and Security" which is available on the Student Intranet as well as in the Programme Handbooks.UCL has a duty of care to safeguard, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare oftheir employees, students and general public who may be affected by its activities. Similarly, students have aduty to take reasonable care to avoid injury to themselves or to others who may be affected by their workactivities.All undergraduate laboratory work must be supervised by an appropriate member of staff - this is part of ourduty of care. Similarly, for safety and personal security reasons, unsupervised undergraduates are notallowed inside the Department outside the Department's normal hours of work.Safety Contact:Dr Simon Barrass - Departmental Safety Officer1Version 1: 10 September 20182

.MSc Chemical Process EngineeringAdvanced Chemical Engineering Route (TMSCENSACE01):Compulsory modules CENG0032 Chemical Process Engineering Research Project CENG0025 Process Systems Modelling and Design(90 credits)Chemical Engineering Optional modules(Minimum 2 modules from Depth and 2 modules from Breadth)Depth modules: CENG0018 Chemical Reaction Engineering II* CENG0019 Transport Phenomena II* CENG0020 Advanced Safety and Loss Prevention* CENG0023 Advanced Process Engineering CENG0024 Fluid Particle Systems CENG0027 Molecular Thermodynamics CENG0033 Advanced Separation ProcessesBreadth modules: CENG0026 Energy Systems and Sustainability CENG0028 Electrochemical Engineering and Power Sources CENG0029 Nature Inspired Chemical Engineering CENG0030 Advanced Materials Processes & Nanotechnology*: if not already taken as part of first degreeOptional modules offered by other departments (max 1 modules)Department of Biochemical Engineering: BENG0090 Advanced Bioreactor EngineeringDepartment of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering: CEGE0015 Environmental Systems CEGE0016 Financial Aspects of Project Engineering and Contracting CEGE0022 Water and Wastewater TreatmentSchool of Management (max 1 module from these): MSIN0053 Mastering Entrepreneurship MSIN0068 Project Management3

Research Route (MSCENSRES01):Compulsory module CENG0032 Chemical Process Engineering Research Project(90 credits)Chemical Engineering Optional modules(Minimum 60 credits, maximum 90 credits) CENG0010 Separation Processes I* CENG0015 Chemical Reaction Engineering* CENG0017 Process Dynamics and Control* CENG0019 Transport Phenomena II* CENG0020 Advanced Safety and Loss Prevention** CENG0023 Advanced Process Engineering CENG0024 Fluid Particle Systems CENG0025 Process Systems Modelling and Design CENG0026 Energy Systems and Sustainability CENG0027 Molecular Thermodynamics CENG0028 Electrochemical Engineering and Power Sources CENG0029 Nature Inspired Chemical Engineering CENG0030 Advanced Materials Processes & Nanotechnology CENG0033 Advanced Separation ProcessesOptional modules offered by other departments(Minimum 0 credits, maximum 15 credits)Department of Biochemical Engineering: BENG0090 Advanced Bioreactor EngineeringDepartment of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering: CEGE0015 Environmental Systems CEGE0016 Financial Aspects of Project Engineering and Contracting CEGE0022 Water and Wastewater TreatmentSchool of Management (max 15 credits from these): MSIN0053 Mastering Entrepreneurship MSIN0068 Project Management4

Design Route (TMSCENSDES01):Compulsory modules CENG0043 Advanced Process Plant Design Project CENG0009 Process Heat Transfer CENG0010 Separation Processes I CENG0015 Chemical Reaction Engineering CENG0017 Process Dynamics and Control CENG0019 Transport Phenomena II CENG0020 Advanced Safety and Loss Prevention CENG0052 Advanced Process Design Principles(60 credits)Optional module CENG0023 Advanced Process Engineering CENG0024 Fluid Particle Systems CENG0026 Energy Systems and Sustainability CENG0027 Molecular Thermodynamics CENG0028 Electrochemical Engineering and Power Sources CENG0029 Nature Inspired Chemical Engineering CENG0030 Advanced Materials Processes & Nanotechnology CENG0033 Advanced Separation Processes5

Module Code:Weighting:Year of Study:Teaching Staff:Aims:Learning Outcomes:Synopsis:Textbooks:CENG000915credits7.5 ECTSModule Title:Pass mark:2 (L5)Level:Process Heat Transfer40%L5 - CompulsoryProf J Tang To provide a broad study in the principles of steady and unsteady state heattransfer, heat transfer with phase change and radiation heat transfer. To develop skills in the design of practical heat transfer equipment withemphasis on improving efficiencies and the use of renewable energy sources.On completion of this module students should: be able to understand the physical phenomena present in heat transferprocesses; be able to calculate or estimate heat transfer coefficients; be familiar with the procedures for the design of heat transfer equipment ; Understand pressure drop and fouling factors in a heat exchanger; Select an appropriate heat exchanger to meet the required heat transfer rate orheat transfer area Key mechanisms of heat transfer: conduction, convection and radiation; Fourier's law; Conduction in cylindrical and spherical shells; Derivation of heat conduction equations for transient and multidimensionalcases; Methods for solving 1-D transient heat conduction equation; lumped heattransfer coefficient; Forced convection; Natural convection; Correlations for heat transfer coefficient; Thermal radiation; Radiation transfer through gases; Evaporation and Boiling; Condensation; Film condensation; Heat exchangers; Condensers and Reboilers; Logarithmic mean temperaturedifference; Direct contact gas-solid exchangersCengel, Y.A., Heat Transfer a Practical Approach, Higher Education, 2006.Incropera, F.P. and D.P. Dewitt, Principles of Heat and Mass Transfer, Wiley,2012.Levenspiel, O., Engineering Flow and Heat Exchange, Springer, 2014.Contact Time:40 hours lectures and problem classesCoursework:30%Examination:70% (3 hour written exam)Updated May 2015Back to Top6

Module Code:Weighting:CENG001015 creditsModule Title:7.5 ECTSPass mark:Separation Processes I40% (L5)50% (L7)Year of Study:Teaching Staff:Aims:Learning Outcomes:Synopsis:Textbooks:Contact Time:2(L5)4(L7U)MSc (L7P)Level:L5 - CompulsoryL7U – OptionL7P – OptionProf E Sorensen To provide an understanding of the principles of fluid separation processes; To develop skills in the design of practical fluid separation equipment in thecontext of sustainability and sustainable development; To provide a basic understanding of process simulationOn completion of this module students should: be able to understand the mass and heat transfer phenomena involved influid processes; be familiar with the procedures for the design of fluid separation equipment inthe context of sustainability and sustainable development; be able to select an appropriate fluid separation process to meet a requiredseparation performance; be able to simulate simple steady-state process flowsheets and masstransfer operationsFundamentals of mass transfer including driving forces, the ideal stage, masstransfer units, stage efficiency; and methods of two-phase contacting for thepurpose of mass transfer;With a focus on distillation, absorption and extraction consider: Estimation of thermodynamic properties; Design and analysis methodologies; Graphical methods for analysis; Equipment design including olumn design and column internals;Fundamentals of process flowsheeting and mass transfer simulation.Gorak, A. and E. Sorensen, Distillation: Fundamentals and Principles, AcademicPress, 2014.McCabe, W.L., J.C. Smith and P. Harriott, Unit Operations of ChemicalthEngineering, McGraw-Hill International Editions, 7 ed., 2005.Richardson, J.F. and J.H. Harker, Coulson & Richardson’s ChemicalthEngineering, Vol 2, 5 ed., Butterworth Heinemann, 2002.rdSeader, J.D., E.J. Henley and D.K. Roper, Separation Process Principles, 3ed., John Wiley & Sons, 2013.thSinnott, R.K., Coulson & Richardson’s Chemical Engineering, Vol 6, 4 ed.,Butterworth Heinemann, 2005.rdTreybal, R.E., Mass-Transfer Operations, 3 ed., McGraw-Hill InternationalEditions, 1981.40 hours lectures and problem classesCoursework:30%Examination:70% (3 hour written exam)Updated May 2016Back to Top7

Module Code:Weighting:Year of Study:CENG001515 creditsModule Title:Pass mark:7.5 ECTSLevel:MSc (L7P)Chemical ReactionEngineering50%L7 - CompulsoryMSc Chemical ProcessEngineering – Design route onlyTeaching Staff:Dr G ManosAims:To provide a basic understanding of the principles of reactor design and of the reasonsunderlying the selection of reactor type to meet particular sets of process conditions.Reactor selection and design is presented and discussed accounting for safety andsustainability considerationsLearningOutcomes:On completion the students will be expected: to be able to design simple ideal reactors; to appreciate technical, economic, safety and sustainability issues that can ariseduring reactor design; to understand the interaction of transport phenomena with reactions in a chemical,biochemical or catalytic reactors.Synopsis:Introduction: Brief survey of the scope of the subject together with a review of some ofits foundations.Mole Balances: Definition of reaction rate. The general mole balance. The batch, plugflow and continuous stirred reactors. Industrial reactors.Conversion and Reactor Sizing: Definition of conversion. Design equations for batchand flow systems. Reactors in series. Space velocity and space time.Rate Laws and Stoichiometry: Concepts of reaction rate, reaction order, elementaryreaction and molecularity. Stoichiometric table. Reactions with phase change.Isothermal Reactor Design: Design structure for isothermal batch, plug flow andcontinuous stirred reactors. Design of multiple reactor systems. Pressure drop inreactors. Reversible reactions.Non-isothermal Reactor Design: The energy balance. Algorithms for non-isothermalplug flow and continuous stirred reactor design. Equilibrium conversion. Steady statemultiplicity.Multiple Reactions: Conditions for maximising yield and selectivity in parallel and seriesreactions.Biocatalysis: Characteristics of enzyme catalysed reactions. Biocatalyst selection andproduction. Use of immobilised biocatalysts. Reactor selection and operation.External Diffusion Effects in Heterogeneous Reactions: Mass transfer fundamentals.Binary diffusion. External resistance to mass transfer.Diffusion and Reaction in Porous Catalysts: Diffusion and reaction in spherical pellet.Internal effectiveness factor. Falsified kinetics.Models for Non-ideal Reactors: One-parameter models. Two-parameter models.Textbooks:Fogler, H.S., Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, Pearson, 2013.rdLevenspiel, O., Chemical Reaction Engineering, John Wiley & Son, 3 ed., 1998.Contact Time:37 hoursCoursework:20%Examination:80% (3 hour written exam)Updated 2018Back to Top8

Module Code:Weighting:CENG001715 creditsModule Title:Pass mark:7.5 ECTSProcess Dynamics and Control40% (L6)50% (L7U – L7P)Year of Study:Teaching el:3 (L6)L6 - Compulsory4 (L7U)L7U – OptionMSc (L7P)L7P - OptionDr F Galvanin, Dr V DuaThe aim of the module is to consider the concepts of process dynamics and controlshowing why, and how, control ensures safe, smooth and stable operation of processplants, in the context of sustainability and sustainable development.On completion of this module, students are expected: to be aware, and have an appreciation of, the importance of process control in thesafe, efficient, economic and sustainable operation of process plants; understand system dynamics, be able to predict the response to changes in adynamic system, and be able to design and determine the characteristics andperformance of measurement and control functions; to have an understanding of the elements of control loops in regards to feedback andmore complex systems, the types of controllers available and the methods ofcontroller tuning; to have an understanding of the fundamentals of instrumentation for control purposes.To consider the concepts of: Modelling and analysis of the behaviour and dynamics of typical chemical processes; Description and analysis of chemical processes in terms of block diagrams torepresent behaviour with associated controlled variables, manipulated variables anddisturbances; The essential functionality of feedback control loops and the circumstances in whichtheir potential benefits may be realised; Control system design and functionality; Advanced, complex and plantwide control; Instrumentation for controlThe Masters level (level 7) version of the module (CENG0017 and CENG0017) has astronger focus on unseen, and more open ended, problem solving.ndSeborg, D.E., T. F. Edgar, Process Dynamics and Control, Wiley, 2 Ed, 2004.Stephanopoulos, G., Chemical Process Control, Prentice Hall, 1984.Luyben, W. L., Process Modeling, Simulation and Control for Chemical Engineers, 2nd ed.,McGraw Hill, 1990.Ogunnaike, B.A. and W.H. Ray, Process Dynamics, Modeling and Control, OxfordUniversity Press, 1995.W.Y. Svrcek, D.P. Mahoney and B.R. Young. A Real-time Approach to Process Control,rd3 Ed., Wiley, 2014.Contact Time:40 hours lectures & problem classes6 hours experimentationCoursework:20%Examination:80% (3 hour written exam)Updated August 20179

Back to TopModule Code:Weighting:CENG001815 creditsModule Title:Pass mark:7.5 ECTSChemical Reaction Engineering II40% (L6)50% (L7P)Year of Study:Teaching Staff:Aims:LearningOutcomes:L6 - Compulsory4 (L7U)L7U - OptionMSc (L7P)L7P - OptionProf A GavriilidisTo provide an understanding of advanced reactor design and the principles and phenomenathat are present in multiphase and catalytic reactions.Upon completion of this module student should: be able to design advanced chemical reactorsbe able to evaluate the influence of mass transfer and hydrodynamics on reactorperformanceto apply advanced concepts for the design of chemical reactors.to combine analytical and computational approaches for reactors designto critically evaluate what phenomena and under what circumstances need to beconsidered as related to the level of accuracy required for a specific design problemto gain experience on the operation and data analysis form laboratory chemical reactors-Nonisothermal reactor design at steady and unsteady stateMultiple reactions in PFR/CSTRIntroduction to heterogeneous catalysisMass transfer and reaction in heterogeneous catalytic reactionsDesign of fixed bed reactorsMass transfer and reaction in gas/liquid and gas/liquid/solid reactionsDesign of gas/liquid and las/liquid/solid reactorsNonideal reactors and residence time distribution Synopsis:Level:3 (L6)The Masters level (level 7) version of the module (CENG0018) has a stronger focus onunseen, and more open ended, problem solving.Textbooks:thFogler, H.S., Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, Prentice-Hall, 5 Ed., 2016.rdLevenspiel, O., Chemical Reaction Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, 3 Ed., 1998.Froment, G.F., Bischoff, K.B., De Wilde, J., Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design, WileyrdInternational, 3 Ed., 2011.Salmi, T.O., Mikkola, J.P., Warna, J.P., Chemical Reaction Engineering and ReactorTechnology, CRC Press, 2009.Contact Time:40 hours lectures & problem classes6 hours experimentationCoursework:20%Examination:80% (3 hour written exam)Updated August 2017Back to Top10

Module Code:CENG0019Module Title:Weighting:Pass mark:15 credits 7.5 ECTSYear of Study:Teaching Staff:Aims:LearningOutcomes:3 (L6)4 (L7U)MSc (L7P)40% (L6)50% (L7U)50% (L7P)L6 - CompulsoryL7U - OptionL7P - OptionDr L MazzeiTo convey advanced concepts and their application to problem solving in the areasof fluid dynamics, transport phenomena (with focus on mass and linear momentumtransport), non-Newtonian flow and mass transfer with chemical reaction.On completion of this module students will be expected to: Synopsis:Level:Transport Phenomena IIbe able to apply the mass and linear momentum balance equations to analyzesimple flow problemsbe able to interpret the physical meaning of transport equations and estimate therelative importance of the terms featuring in thembe able to apply scaling and order-of-magnitude arguments to simplify transportequations before attempting to solve themanalyze problems involving diffusion of mass, linear momentum and energybe able to analyze turbulent flows using simple modelling approachesbe aware of non-Newtonian fluid behavior and how to model itanalyze simple problems involving mass transfer with chemical reaction-Mass and linear momentum balance equations (Eulerian and Lagrangian forms)Stress within a fluid and problem of closureScaling of transport equations and order of magnitude analysisPenetration theory (diffusion of mass, linear momentum and energy)Boundary layer theoryTurbulent flow (characteristics of turbulent flows, averaged transport equations,Reynolds stress, problem of closure, mixing length theory, Kolmogorov theory)- Non-Newtonian fluids (shear thinning, shear thickening, Bingham fluids)- Mass transfer with chemical reaction (film and penetration theories)The Masters level (level 7) version of the module (CENG0019 and CENG0019) hasa stronger focus on unseen, and more open ended, problem solving.Textbooks:Deen, W.M., Introduction to Chemical Engineering Fluid Mechanics, CambridgeUniversity Press, 2016.Bernard, P.S., Fluid Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, 2015.Bird, R.B., W.E. Stewart, and E.N. Lightfoot, Transport Phenomena, 22007.nded., Wiley,Welty, R., G.L. Rorrer and D.G. Foster, Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat and MassTransfer, Wiley, 2014.Contact Time:40 hours lectures & problem classesCoursework:20%Examination:80% (3 hour written exam)Updated March 2016Back to Top11

Module Code:Weighting:CENG002015 creditsModule Title:Pass mark:7.5 ECTSAdvanced Safety and LossPrevention40% (L6)50% (L7U)50% (L7P)Year of Study:Teaching Staff:Aims:LearningOutcomes:L6 - Compulsory4 (L7U)L7U - OptionMSc (L7P)L7P - OptionProf H MahgereftehTo provide students with advanced training in hazard identification, quantification andmitigation as well as risk management.On completion students should: Synopsis:Level:3 (L6)be able to fully appreciate the importance of Safety and Loss Prevention in theprocess industries;be able to identify, quantify and manage hazards in terms of their potential to causedamage to the environment, the work force and the general population outside theperimeter fence;be able to apply their knowledge during conceptual design, operation anddecommissioning of process plant.The application of safety as an inherent part of

MSc Chemical Process Engineering Tutor – Dr Luca Mazzei MSc Global Management of Natural Resources Tutor – Prof Alberto Striolo Deputy Head (Education) – Prof Eva Sorensen Safety Many of the activities in the Department have potential dangers unless sensible precautions are taken at all times. The Department's safety regulations are contained in the departmental booklet " Arrangements .

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