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EG1010 - Process Engineering

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Introduction to chemistry, systems, sustainability, the chemical process industry and related chemical concepts. Topics covered include: Introduction to the periodic table, atoms, ions, elements, valency. Molecules, chemical bonds and the chemical formulae. The mole, units of mass, volume and concentration. Types and properties of materials: solids, liquids and gases. The ideal gas law. Chemical reactions: stoichiometry, conversion, yield, limiting reactant, oxidation and reduction. Mass balances with and without reaction, degrees of freedom analysis, definition of basis, phase equilibrium, element cycles, and chemical processes with recycle and purge. Examples an applications discussed include: environmental systems (N, P and C cycles), climate change, chemical process unit operations (evaporators, mixers, filters, reactors), tropical and local industries (sugar, ethanol, copper, nickel, aluminium), other chemical process industries such as petrochemical, agricultural, medical and mineral processing applications. Subject Learning

Learning Outcomes

  • develop and practise strategies and tactics for problem identification, formulation and solution;
  • develop engineering communication skills by (a) describing chemical processes; (b) using diagrams and calculations within written documents to support your ideas;
  • learn and practise problem-solving skills, the application of engineering fundamentals and systems approaches in performing material balances;
  • learn to develop and use a systems approach to understanding engineering processes;
  • to understand the fundamental processes that underpin the chemical industry in Australia.
Assumed
Knowledge:
This subject requires prior knowledge of Senior Mathematics B or MA1020 (or equivalent) OR Senior Mathematics C.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr George Vamvounis
Lecturers: Dr Elsa Dos Santos Antunes, Dr Ben Seligmann.
Contact hours:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
  • 9 hours practicals
    Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (30% - 50%).

    Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
    Census Date 29-Aug-2019
    Coordinator: Dr George Vamvounis
    Lecturers: Dr Elsa Dos Santos Antunes, Dr Ben Seligmann.
    Contact hours:
    • 39 hours lectures
    • 26 hours tutorials
    • 9 hours practicals
      Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (30% - 50%).

      Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
      Census Date 29-Aug-2019
      Coordinator: Mrs Carolyn Diedricks, Mr Jeremy Gordon
      Lecturers: Mrs Carolyn Diedricks, Mr Jeremy Gordon.
      Contact hours:
      • 39 hours lectures
      • 26 hours tutorials
      • 9 hours practicals
        Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (30% - 50%).

        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.