ENGCB380-19B (HAM)

Process Engineering Design 2

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering

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Paper Description

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This paper provides advanced aspects of design and process technology that allow students to design systems for commercial production of biological, chemical and mineral products and processing by-products, wastes and water treatment. The course has been designed around total process examples. Principles of chemical, biochemical and environmental engineering will be given including designing production systems, process simulation, heat exchanger design, reactors, fermenters, and separation technologies. The emphasis is on conceptual process design – how to put together an integrated process and how to assess and implement it. A key component in the course is process economics – will the process make money or not and will it be sustainable?

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Paper Structure

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The course is taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, and laboratory classes. Details of lecture and lab content are provided in the attached timetable. Please note that laboratory classes start in the first week of semester and are an essential part of the course.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Correctly implement the steps in creating process flow diagrams involving reactions, separations, and T-P change operations.
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  • Demonstrate how to select the principal pieces of equipment in a process and create a detailed process flow diagram, with material and energy balance and list of major equipment items.
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  • Apply heuristics to select appropriate reactor configurations and separation processes for separating solids, liquids, vapours, and vapour-liquid mixtures.
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  • Apply systematic methods to determine the optimal sequence of distillation separation processes including sketching the residue curves on a tertiary phase diagram.
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  • Apply fluid mechanics principles to designing optimal pumping systems including selecting pumps, pipes and fittings
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  • Demonstrate a working understanding of process industry economics including market evaluation, capital cost estimation, operating cost estimation and project profitability.
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test 1
15 Aug 2019
No set time
10
2. Test 2
8 Oct 2019
No set time
10
3. Superpro Designer Exercise
Sum of All
5
4. Continuous process
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5. Batch process
2 Aug 2019
No set time
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6. Process economics
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7. Process Design
Sum of All
25
8. Market assessment
26 Jul 2019
No set time
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9. Preliminary skin cream formulation/process design
6 Sep 2019
No set time
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10. Final skin cream formulation/process economics
27 Sep 2019
No set time
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11. Final report including branding and business pitch
14 Oct 2019
No set time
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12. Business pitch at engineering design show
14 Oct 2019
No set time
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13. Exam
50
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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W.D. Seider, J.D . Seader & D.R. Lewin “Product & Process Design Principles” 2nd edn, John Wiley and Sons, Inc (2004)

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Recommended Readings

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R.K. Sinnott, “Coulson & Richardson’s Chemical Engineering Volume 6: Design” 2nd edn, Butterworth-Heinemann (1997)

R.H. Perry, D.W. Green & J.O. Maloney, “Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook”, 7th edn, McGraw-Hill (1997).

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Online Support

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This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz) where you can access lecture notes, lecture recordings, and assessment materials. There are also discussion forums where you can both ask and answer questions.

PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices etc. It is your responsibility to check the site regularly. Instructions provided on Moodle and in lectures are considered to be given to the class as a whole.

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Workload

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Lectures: 34 hours

Tests: 2 hours + 20 hours preparation

Superpro Designer: 12 hours in labs plus 4 hours independent work

Process Design: 40 hours in labs plus 22 hours independent work

Exam: 20 hours preparation

Total 150 hours

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Although not a prerequisite, ENGCB323 is useful for preparing for ENGCB380.

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: ENGCB280 or ENGG282

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ENMP321

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