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CL2501 - Process Analysis

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Application of the energy balance to the material and energy flow processes in engineering. Introduction to enthalpy, psychometric charts and heats of reaction as they are used in the energy balance. Writing and solving combined mass and energy balances. Introduction to economic, environmental and safety issues important to chemical process design and process flowsheet development. Unsteady and steady state material and energy balances and solving complex problems with computers. Introduction to process flowsheeting packages.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop an understanding of the key principles in sustainable chemical process design;
  • develop and practice communication, team working and problem solving skills by designing and analysing large scale industrial systems;
  • develop and practise strategies and tactics for problem identification, formulation and solution;
  • develop the skills necessary to be able to retrieve and estimate important physical properties;
  • learn to apply engineering fundamentals and to take a systems approach to derive and solve mass and energy balances.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (15%) - Individual
  • Written > Technical report - (15%) - Individual
  • Case study analysis 5% Field report 5% Research report 10% - (20%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: EG1010


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Madoc Sheehan.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours tutorials
  • 39 hours workshops
  • 3 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.