School of Chemical Engineering - Study Abroad Modules 2019/20

```School of Chemical Engineering

The information contained within this booklet is accurate as of March 2019, however, it is subject to change and
not all options may be available in any particular year. Some option combinations are only available if the
timetable permits.```
```Module Title:   LC Introduction to Food Law
Module Code: 10798              Module Level: LC

Credits: 40

Semester: Semester 2

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: None

Module Description:

A basic introduction to: food law in England; food microbiology and food poisoning; food technology; HACCP and
Risk Assessment; topics of current significance in food safety, eg: genetically modified food, emerging pathogens,
pesticide residues.

Assessment:

3 hr examination 50%, 3 x 2000 word assessed case study reports and a presentation 50%```
```Module Title:   LC Modelling Concepts + Tools
Module Code: 21830               Module Level: LC

Credits: 20

Semester: Full Term

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: A Level Chemistry and Maths or equivalent

Module Description:

This module concerns the mathematical modelling of engineering problems, and introduces students to the
mathematical methods and software tools they will require for such modelling.
Syllabus
In the first Semester this module covers:
-    the principles of modelling (idealisation of a physical or chemical system, variable identification, use of
physical and chemical laws and simplifying assumptions, balancing equations, sign conventions);
- embedded mathematics (algebraic manipulation, roots of equations, simultaneous equations, powers and
indices, logarithms, scalars and vectors);
- simple generic applications to understand the basic concepts of modelling and the use of modelling tools;
- estimation and Fermi questions;
- determinants, basic matrix manipulation, introduction to programming and MATLAB.
There will be presentations on a team assignment during semester 1.
Second Semester teaching covers:
-    embedded mathematics (limits, derivatives, differentiation and integration, partial fractions);
-    model verification and failure (use of experimental data);
-    modelling with first order ODEs (direct integration, separating the variables, integrating factors);
-    further MATLAB;
-    more generic examples.

Assessment:

2 hour written examination (50%); MATLAB examination (Class test) (20%); 10 short class tests (10%), estimation
presentation (20%).

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LC Introduction to Transport Phenomena &
Thermodynamics
Module Code: 28471              Module Level: LC

Credits: 10

Semester: Full Term

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: A Level Chemistry and Maths or equivalent
Module Description:
This module is interchangeable between semester 1 and semester 2.
Students taking the module in semester 1 will cover:
Fluid Flow:
a) Introduction to fluid flow phenomena in engineering.
b) Hydrostatics: Pressure variation with position in a static fluid, manometers, hydrostatic forces on submerged
surfaces, forces on unconstrained bodies, surface tension and capillarity, methods of surface tension measurement.
c) Hydrodynamics: classification of flows in terms of variation of flow parameters in time and space, the concepts
of streamline and stream tube, the principles of continuity, energy and momentum, turbulent flow.
d) Applications of principles to engineering problems, including flow measurement (e.g by orifice, Venturi,
rotameter). Forces on pipe bends, nozzles and plates.
e) Steady flow problems concerning head loss and pressure drop due to friction in pipe flows (Bernoulli), non-
circular ducts, friction factors, Moody diagram and friction losses in fittings.
f) Physical fluid properties, their dimensions and units, SI System, dimensional analysis.
Students taking the module in semester 2 will cover:
Heat Transfer:
a) Conduction: (one-dimensional steady state) Fourier’s Law, conduction with multiple layers, simple geometries,
resistance in series.
b) Convection and Boundary Layers: Heat transfer coefficients for natural and forced convection. Practical problems
involving forced convection, resistances in series, overall heat transfer coefficients, Design of simple heat
exchangers, log-mean temperature differences.
c) Basics of radiation: (Stefan-Boltzmann equation), emissivity, absorptivity, transmissivity and reflectivity, net
Thermodynamics:
a) The scope of thermodynamics. The basic quantities and their SI units. The fundamental concepts: force, pressure,
temperature, intensive and extensive properties, the system and its surroundings, closed and open systems, state
and processes, phases and components, phase changes and equilibrium, and the different forms of energy.
b) First Law. The energy balance equation and its applications to closed and open systems. The continuity equation.
Work and heat in processes. Reversible and irreversible processes. Heat engines. Carnot cycle and some other
theoretical cycles including refrigeration.
c) Second Law: Entropy and irreversible processes, spontaneous processes. The preparation and the use of
thermodynamic tables and diagrams (including using entropy to calculate work in adiabatic processes).

Assessment:
This module is for Exchange and Science without Borders students only. Students will be advised of the nature
and timing of their assessment within the first two weeks of the module

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LC Modelling Concepts and Tools
Module Code: 28472              Module Level: LC

Credits: 10

Semester: Full Term

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: A Level Chemistry and Maths or equivalent

Module Description:

Students would do either part A or B of the below, for this 10-credit version of the module.
This two semester module (part A in Semester 1, Part B in semester 2) introduces the methodologies for the
synthesis of a new process and discusses the factors governing process selection.
This module concerns the mathematical modelling of engineering problems, and introduces students to the
mathematical methods and software tools they will require for such modelling.

In the first Semester this module covers:
- the principles of modelling (idealisation of a physical or chemical system, variable identification, use of
physical and chemical laws and simplifying assumptions, balancing equations, sign conventions);
- embedded mathematics (algebraic manipulation, roots of equations, simultaneous equations, powers and
indices, logarithms, scalars and vectors);
- simple generic applications to understand the basic concepts of modelling and the use of modelling tools;
- estimation and Fermi questions;
- determinants, basic matrix manipulation, introduction to programming and MATLAB.

There will be presentations on a team assignment during semester 1.

Second Semester teaching covers:
- embedded mathematics (limits, derivatives, differentiation and integration, partial fractions);
- model verification and failure (use of experimental data);
- modelling with first order ODEs (direct integration, separating the variables, integrating factors);
- further MATLAB;
- more generic examples

Assessment:

This module is for Exchange and Science without Borders students only. Students will be advised of the nature
and timing of their assessment within the first two weeks of the module.

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LC Food: Friend or Foe? (WHM)
Module Code: 29046                Module Level: LC

Credits: 20

Semester: Full Term

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: None

Module Description:

Food is essential to sustain life; however food can also be a major contributor towards a nation?s morbidity and
mortality rates. Examples include food poisoning, gastrointestinal diseases, allergic reactions, obesity, diabetes, and
cancer.

This module will introduce students to the nutritional value of food however the module will focus on the dangers
from food. Commencing with the complex human relationship with food, society and politics; participants will
study issues such as food poverty, food crime (e.g. horsemeat scandal) and obesity. Students will then continue to
study microbial, physical, chemical and allergenic hazards associated with food, plus an understanding of how these
can be controlled, reviewing food poisoning cases and outbreaks e.g. E. Coli 0157 .

Lastly an understanding of the food production environment will be gained by studying the manufacturing
technology, hygiene management systems and EU and domestic legislation used to control hazards and ultimately
produce safe food.

Assessment:

Assessments: 100% exam
Reassessment: 100% exam

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LC Process Design and Analysis
Module Code: 29494               Module Level: LC

Credits: 20

Semester: Full Term

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: A Level Chemistry and Maths or equivalent

Module Description:

This module introduces students to the design process and the associated professional skills employed in it, after
which they will apply these skills to an industrial design. The student will learn the importance of setting clear
objectives, based on research into the technical, legislative and socio-economic backgrounds to the problem; of
making an initial assessment of a client's problem, and then developing a structured approach to the design process,
both individually and within teams, based on realistic assumptions and estimates. Students will learn to develop
analyses of integrated processing systems with material and energy balance calculations leading to an introduction
to flowsheeting techniques.

They will simultaneously learn to coherently express the results of literature research, technical calculations and
laboratory investigation in both a written and verbal context, through looking at how to develop a logical structure

The module content is based on the use of lecture and tutorial classes delivered to all students supported by
examples based on specific chemical processes. Topics will include: problem definition, specification, material and
energy balancing to inform technical feasibility.

In addition, they will also learn to present technical drawings of engineering components and representations of
process flowsheets using design software such as AutoDesk AutoCAD and Microsoft Excel.

Further material regarding ethical implications of chemical engineering design will be delivered, and students will
learn where and how to seek and use information on safety and loss prevention, including the identification of
chemical, physical and environmental hazards and the gaining of an understanding of key legislation (fires,
explosions and other accidents; pollution and its prevention; COSHH, toxic and biological hazards; selection of
materials for containment).

The students will undertake and present, as teams, a feasibility study for the design of a plant that carries out a
chemical process on an industrial scale that will include material and energy balancing, equipment sizing, and
economic analysis costing. This project also involves the completion of a Hazard Study 1 that will inform the overall
feasibility study.

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Assessment:

1. 2000 words written assignment, which excludes summary and reference list, based on analysis of an
example of a chemical process. Students are expected to research any relevant chemistry and to discuss
unit operations.(10%)

2. Design Exercise. Team-based oral and written presentation in which students will design a process plant.
This includes material and energy balancing, unit sizing, cost estimations, parameter descriptions and
justifications and a Hazard Study 1. (Max 30 pages. This submission is part peer-assessed)(40%)

3. Summer Examination (50%) Reassessment is via centrally-timetabled supplementary exam in the August
supplementary exam period.

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LC Introduction to Transport Phenomena
Module Code: 29495              Module Level: LC

Credits: 20

Semester: Full Term

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: A Level Chemistry and Maths or equivalent

Module Description:

The aim of the module is to provide an introduction to transport phenomena (momentum transfer and heat and
mass transfer) as well as associated engineering applications.

Syllabus

Fluid Flow
a) Introduction to fluid flow phenomena in engineering.
b) Hydrostatics: Pressure variation with position in a static fluid, manometers, hydrostatic forces on submerged
surfaces, forces on unconstrained bodies, surface tension and capillarity, methods of surface tension measurement.
c) Hydrodynamics: classification of flows in terms of variation of flow parameters in time and space, the concepts
of streamline and stream tube, the principles of continuity, energy and momentum, turbulent flow.
d) Applications of principles to engineering problems, including flow measurement (e.g by orifice, Venturi,
rotameter). Forces on pipe bends, nozzles and plates.
e) Steady flow problems concerning head loss and pressure drop due to friction in pipe flows (Bernoulli), non-
circular ducts, friction factors, Moody diagram and friction losses in fittings.
f) Physical fluid properties, their dimensions and units, SI System, dimensional analysis.

Heat and mass Transfer:
a) Conduction/Diffusion: (one-dimensional steady state) Fourier?s and Fick?s Law, conduction with multiple layers,
simple geometries, resistance in series.
b) Convection and Boundary Layers: Heat and Mass transfer coefficients for natural and forced convection. Practical
problems involving forced convection, resistances in series, overall transfer coefficients, Design of simple
exchangers, log-mean differences.
c) Basics of radiation: (Stefan-Boltzmann equation), emissivity, absorptivity, transmissivity and reflectivity, net

Assessment:

Assessments: 10% lab report, 10% class tests, 80% written unseen exam
Reassessment: 100% exam

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LC Reaction, Equilibria + Thermodynamics
Module Code: 29496               Module Level: LC

Credits: 20

Semester: Semester 2

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: A Level Chemistry and Maths or equivalent

Module Description:

This module provides fundamental aspects of reactions (both chemical and biological), phase equilibria and
engineering thermodynamics, and introduces associated engineering applications.
The fundamentals will cover basic concepts of chemical and biological reactions, phase equilibria and
thermodynamic, vapour-liquid equilibrium of single and binary component systems, equations of state, reversible
and irreversible thermodynamic processes and cycles, first law and second law of thermodynamics. Examples
associated with engineering applications will be drawn from a range of industrial applications including the
manufacture of chemical and biological products, power generation and refrigeration.
This module is a prerequisite for the following Year 2 modules: Mass, Heat and Momentum Transport, Reactors
and Catalysis, and Process Integration and Unit Operations; Year 3 modules: Chemical Engineering
Thermodynamics, and Design Project

Syllabus
a) fundamentals of microbiology, biological molecules, enzyme action, metabolism, and molecular biology;
b) the kinetics of chemical and biochemical reactions (including reaction stoichiometry, conversion and yield;
kinetics and equilibrium of reactions);
c) the rate equation and kinetic equations for different reaction types (including enzyme catalysed systems);
d) the sizing of simple reactors and reactors in series
e) Introduction to phase diagram: concepts and its application in single-component and binary mixtures
f) VLE phase diagrams of ideal & non-ideal systems: approach to construct VLE phase diagrams for binary systems
that follow an ideal behaviour. Brief discussion on the VLE behaviour of non-ideal system.
g) Cubic Equation of State: concept of equations of state; virial equation of state; solving Cubic Equations of State.
h) Fundamental concepts of thermodynamics and the linkage with phase equilibrium: intensive and extensive
properties, state and processes, phases and components, phase changes and equilibrium, fugacity and the fugacity
coefficient, system and its surroundings, closed and open systems, and different forms of energy.
i) First law of thermodynamics: energy balance equation and its applications to closed and open systems. The
continuity equation. Work and heat in processes. Reversible and irreversible processes. Heat engines. Carnot cycle
and some other theoretical cycles including refrigeration.
j) Second law of thermodynamics: entropy and irreversible processes, adiabatic process and isentropic process, the
use of steam tables and diagrams and ideal gas law to calculate different thermodynamic processes and cycles.

Assessment:
Assessments: Formal summative assessment will be by means of coursework (20%) and a written summer
examination (80%)
Reassessment: examination (100%).

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LC Food: Friend or Foe?
Module Code: 30723                Module Level: LC

Credits: 10

Semester: Semester 1 or 2

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: None

Module Description:

Students would do either part A or B of the below, for this 10-credit version of the module.
This two semester module (part A in Semester 1, Part B in semester 2) introduces fundamentals

Food is essential to sustain life; however food can also be a major contributor towards a nation?s morbidity and
mortality rates. Examples include food poisoning, gastrointestinal diseases, allergic reactions, obesity, diabetes, and
cancer.

This module will introduce students to the nutritional value of food , whilst the module will focus on the dangers
from food. Participants will study issues such as food poverty, food crime (e.g. horsemeat scandal) and obesity.

Semester 1 Students will study microbial, physical, chemical and allergenic hazards associated with food, plus an
understanding of how these can be controlled, reviewing food poisoning cases and outbreaks e.g. E. Coli 0157, and
look at food pests, and the effectiveness of cleaning.

Semester 2 will give an understanding of the food production environment by studying the manufacturing
technology hygiene management systems, food fraud and EU and domestic legislation used to control hazards and
ultimately produce safe food.

Assessment:

Assessments: 100% assignment based
Reassessment: n/a

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LH Process & Project Management
Module Code: 17131              Module Level: LH

Credits: 10

Semester: Semester 1

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: Presumes knowledge of UG Years 1 and 2 Chemicial
Engineering modules

Module Description:

This module concerns the application of management techniques to engineering problems. It consists of the
following parts:

-   An introduction to the management of projects in manufacturing businesses;
-   business organisation and its interactions with the environment in which it works;
-   Role of marketing including consumer psychology in an commercial environment;
-   Total Quality Management introduction;
-   control and reporting of performance in economic terms including the fundamental definitions of financial,
management and cost accounting, budgeting and profit control;
-   planning, control and economic evaluation of projects;
-   House of Quality design system for engineering a new product;
-   Critical Path Analysis for Engineering projects;
-   Net Present Value;
-   Calculations for project cost estimation.

Assessment:

One 2hr written examination (100%)

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LH Energy Economics
Module Code: 21169                Module Level: LH

Credits: 10

Semester: Semester 1

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: Presumes knowledge of UG Years 1 and 2 Chemicial
Engineering modules

Module Description:

It has often been said that the Severn Barrage will never be built (despite the possibility of meeting up to 10% of
UK demand) because of the politics and economic risks of a project that would last 8 years. Energy engineering
students should understand the reality of economic pressures when considering alternative energy supplies.

Beginning with a brief introduction to economic principles this module moves rapidly on to financial and customer
markets, regulatory and financial issues and then considers the impact that privatisation can have on a service
industry.

Critical comparisons of ways of presenting the data will be used to understand the relative costs of a range of energy
sources. The point of view of a risk-averse investor or insurer will be used to tease out the real costs of alternatives
to fossil fuels.Energy planning (planning for generation capacity expansion, hydropower planning, network and
transmission planning, reliability)

Assessment:

Coursework (20%); One 2hr written unseen exam (80%)

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LH Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Module Code: 22992               Module Level: LH

Credits: 10

Semester: Semester 1

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: Presumes knowledge of UG Years 1 and 2 Chemicial
Engineering modules

Module Description:

This module looks to develop the required skills for any graduate chemical engineering in the area of chemical
thermodynamics, with particular emphasis on how this information is used in practice. The type of material covered
will be

(i)      Introduction; refresh of fundamentals (zeroth, 1st, 2nd, 3rd laws, free energies)
(ii)     Equations of state
(iii)    Vapour-liquid equilibria and other phase equilibria
(iv)     Chemical Potential and use in single and multicomponent systems
(v)      Concept of fugacity and it links to Chemical Potential
(vi)     Activity Coefficients
(vii)    Phase Separation
(viii)   Chemical Reaction Equilibria

Assessment:

Coursework (20%), Examination (80%)

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LH Multiphase Systems
Module Code: 23624                Module Level: LH

Credits: 20

Semester: Full Term

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: Presumes knowledge of UG Years 1 and 2 Chemicial
Engineering modules

Module Description:

This module introduces fundamentals enabling understanding of processing of multiphase systems. Selected
aspects of colloidal systems and products are discussed. The interaction between colloidal drops/particles such as
van der Waals, electrostatic and steric are discussed and DLVO model is introduced.

Colloid stability including gas/liquid and liquid interfaces are discussed as well as measurements of zeta potential.
Steady and un-steady state motion of particles/bubbles drag forces, add mass forces, skin friction and form drag
are discussed for spherical and non-spherical particles.

Sedimentation, free and hindered settling as well as flow patterns in vertical and horizontal pipes including flow
pattern maps are introduced. Pressure drop in two-phase gas/liquid flow and homogeneous flow model, two-
phase multipliers and separated flow model are introduced.

Liquid/liquid and fluid/solid systems are discussed. Concept of maximum stable drop size in laminar and turbulent
flow in stirred vessel and in pipes is introduced. Coalescence and breakage model and population balance equation
are discussed and related to dispersion processes.

Momentum, mass and energy transfer in dispersed system is discussed in depth. Stability of emulsion, phase
inversion and flow patterns/pressure drop in oil/water flow in pipes is also discussed. Particle size distribtuions and
measurements are introduced. The mechanics of particle systems are discussed.

Gas-solid fluidisations, pneumatic conveying, powder flow and consolidation are also introduced.

Assessment:

Written examination (75%), answer 3 out of 3 structured questions. Written coursework (25%).

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LH Processing for Formulation
Module Code: 23627               Module Level: LH

Credits: 10

Semester: Semester 2

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: Presumes knowledge of UG Years 1 and 2 Chemicial
Engineering modules

Module Description:

The course will be taught by case study, developing understanding of product development, technological issues,
process decisions and implementation. Product evaluation and characterisation methods are introduced.

The studies will be based around the processing of zirconia (allowing the development of materials processing
routes, phase control (phase diagrams), mechanical properties and the evaluation of microstructure).
Catalyst extrusion (alumina supports, exploring sol-gel technologies and soft solids processing routes). Bio recovery
of metals from waste streams. The final bio processing case study will concentrate on magnetic fishing. Starting
from basic first principles the development of powerful magnetic techniques for bioprocessing will be described.

Using examples, the properties required of magnetic adsorbents and magnetic separator equipment will be
described, the ways in which magnetic bioprocesses can be operated, modelled and optimised will be
demonstrated, and future prospects of magnetic fishing technology within the bioprocess industries will be
highlighted.

Assessment:

Written examination (2 hours) 100%

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LH Introduction to Electrochemistry
Module Code: 26223             Module Level: LH

Credits: 10

Semester: Semester 1

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: Presumes knowledge of UG Years 1, 2 and 3
Chemical Engineering modules

Module Description:

The module with cover the basics of modern electrochemistry, including:
Equilibrium electrochemistry/thermodynamics
Dynamic electrochemistry & kinetics
Common experimental techniques
Illustrative case studies

Assessment:

Assessment: Lab report 20%; 2hr exam 80%.
Reassessment: exam 100%

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LH Petrochemical Engineering
Module Code: 26504              Module Level: LH

Credits: 10

Semester: Semester 1

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: Presumes knowledge of UG Years 1 and 2 Chemicial
Engineering modules

Module Description:

This module will consider the main operations of petroleum refining, from crude oil to gasoline. It involves pre-
treatment, crude distillation, catalytic cracking, hydrocracking, hydroprocessing, hydrotreating. Calculation work
involves crude distillation products, mass and energy balances on catalytic cracking and mass balance of reforming.

Assessment:

2 hours written exam

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LH Plant Optimisation
Module Code: 26506               Module Level: LH

Credits: 10

Semester: Semester 2

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: Presumes knowledge of UG Years 1 and 2 Chemicial
Engineering modules

Module Description:

The manufacturing sector is rapidly changing to adjust to a range of complex and often conflicting needs while
aiming to maximize a range of benefits.

This module will equip students with the tools necessary to undertake these tasks as well as present their use in a
range of manufacturing sectors of interest to chemical engineers.

The module will introduce the students to setting up optimization problems; optimization of
unconstrained/constrained objective functions; optimization of linear and non linear problems.

Elements of design of experiments will be also introduced including full and fractional factorial. Speakers from the
various industrial sectors will expand on the use of these methods.

Assessment:

Two class tests (2 x 50%)

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LH MultiPhase Systems Part A
Module Code: 29942               Module Level: LH

Credits: 10

Semester: Semester 1

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: Presumes knowledge of UG Years 1 and 2 Chemicial
Engineering modules

Module Description:

This module covers selected aspects of colloidal systems and products. The interaction between colloidal
drops/particles such as van der Waals, electrostatic and steric are discussed and DLVO model is introduced.

Colloid stability including gas/liquid and liquid interfaces are discussed as well as measurements of zeta potential.
Steady and un-steady state motion of particles/bubbles drag forces, add mass forces, skin friction and form drag
are discussed for spherical and non-spherical particles.

Sedimentation, free and hindered settling as well as flow patterns in vertical and horizontal pipes including flow
pattern maps are introduced. Pressure drop in two-phase gas/liquid flow and homogeneous flow model, two-phase
multipliers and separated flow model are introduced.

Assessment:

Assessments: 100% coursework/class test (as appropriate)
Reassessment: n/a

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LH MultiPhase Systems (Part B)
Module Code: 29943              Module Level: LH

Credits: 10

Semester: Semester 2

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: Presumes knowledge of UG Years 1 and 2 Chemicial
Engineering modules

Module Description:

In this module liquid/liquid and fluid/solid systems are discussed. Concept of maximum stable drop size in laminar
and turbulent flow in stirred vessel and in pipes is introduced.

Coalescence and breakage model and population balance equation are discussed and related to dispersion
processes. Momentum, mass and energy transfer in dispersed system is discussed in depth. Stability of emulsion,
phase inversion and flow patterns/pressure drop in oil/water flow in pipes is also discussed. Particle size
distribtuions and measurements are introduced.

The mechanics of particle systems are discussed. Gas-solid fluidisations, pneumatic conveying, powder flow and
consolidation are also introduced.

Assessment:

Assessments: 100% coursework/class test (as appropriate)
Reassessment: n/a

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LH Bioscience for Engineers
Module Code: 19767              Module Level: LH

Credits: 10

Semester: Semester 1

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: Presumes knowledge of UG Years 1,2 and 3
Chemicial Engineering modules

Module Description:

The module covers the basics of bioscience that are required by engineers to work at the engineering ? life science
interface.

-   Molecules of life - Structure and function of lipids, carbohydrates, proteins and nucleic acids;
-   Cellular structure - Structure and function of components within eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells;
-   Cellular function and activity - Cellular thermodynamics & respiration;
-   Gene expression: Transcription, translation, control of gene expression;
-   DNA organisation & replication, cell cycle, meiosis, mitosis;
-   Cellular signalling and control;
-   Cellular organisation in to tissues and organs, introduction to Anatomy and physiology;
-   Biological systems in engineering - prokaryotic and eukaryotic bioprocesses;
-   Practical skills for microbiology - Aseptic technique.

Assessment:

One 2 hr written examination (80%)
Written reports from laboratory classes (20%)

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LI Food Microbiology
Module Code: 14426            Module Level: LI

Credits: 20

Semester: Semester 1 or 2

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: LC Food modules

Module Description:

.

Assessment:

Lab Report 1: Formative Assessment
Lab Report 2 : Coursework (40%)
Examination : School Arranged), Written Unseen: (60%)

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LI Food Legislation
Module Code: 14427              Module Level: LI

Credits: 10

Semester: Semester 2

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: LC Food modules

Module Description:

A detailed examination of the main food legislation, to include food safety & food hygiene legislation, the sources
of food law, the interpretation and application of food legislation, evidence gathering and legal procedure as they
relate to contraventions of food law.

Assessment:

The assessment for this module will have two components. There will be enforcement case studies worth 50% of
the mark and a mock prosecution on some aspect of food hygiene law worth 50% of the total mark. Candidates
must achieve a minimum of 40% in the case studies and 65% in the prosecution. Candidates must pass both
elements in order to pass the module.

Reassessment: 1 resubmission of each failed assessment permitted

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LI Hygienic Management
Module Code: 14428              Module Level: LI

Credits: 10

Semester: Semester 2

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: LC Food modules

Module Description:

This module comprises an examination of systems used to control food hazards, to include cleaning schedules, pest
control, recall procedures, risk assessment systems such as HACCP, and quality assurance systems.

Assessment:

The assessments for this module will comprise the web based pest assignments (worth 30%), a cleaning case
study (worth 30%), and the premises design case study (worth 40%). The candidate will be required to achieve
80% in the pest assignments and 40% in the laboratory report and premises design. The overall pass mark for the
module will be a minimum of 40%. Candidates need to pass all assignments

Reassessment: resubmit failed assessment

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LI Food Technology
Module Code: 14431              Module Level: LI

Credits: 10

Semester: Semester 2

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: LC Food modules

Module Description:

Module will cover the basic principles of food production and preservation, including packaging. The emphasis in
this module will be on the control of hazards by examining how these processes impact on food safety and
consumer protection.

Assessment:

Assessments: The assessment for this module will consist of the laboratory practical write up (worth 40%) and
case studies (worth 60% in total) Candidates will be expected to achieve a minimum of 40% on all parts of the
assessment.

Reassessment: resubmit failed assessment

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LI Sustainable Development A
Module Code: 14495              Module Level: LI

Credits: 10

Semester: Semester 1

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: Presumes knowledge of UG Year 1 Chemicial
Engineering modules

Module Description:

This module focuses on three main areas, supplemented by topical issues that vary from year to year.

1. Introduction to the issues of Climate Change and Overpopulation. The potential geological and socio-
political impacts of climate change will be examined. The science mechanisms of the greenhouse effect will
be presented alongside a discussion of the sceptical arguments against anthropogenic climate change. The
impact of climate change and overpopulation on agricultural and economic sustainability will be examined.

2. Sustainable Energy will examine existing and new technologies to reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Specific
examples such as nuclear, solar thermal, wind power and biofuels will be examined in the context of
providing a sustainable and secure energy supply in the context of the UK.

3. Recycling. The module introduces the technology associated with recycling. Established technologies such
as metal, paper and glass recovery will be contrasted with newer approaches. Good and bad examples
such as doorstep sorting will be described from around the UK and the world. The packaging problem will
be evaluated. Processes and practices will be investigated.

Assessment:

(Assessed with 04 14496) Group coursework (40%), Written unseen examination (60%)

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LI Sustainable Development B
Module Code: 14496              Module Level: LI

Credits: 10

Semester: Semester 2

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: Presumes knowledge of UG Year 1 Chemicial
Engineering modules

Module Description:

This module focuses on two main areas, supplemented by topical issues that vary from year to year.

1. Introduction to the Hydrogen economy and Fuel Cells. This section introduces the chemistry and
electrochemistry required for the understanding of fuel cells, before going on to examine the benefits and
limitations of a hydrogen based fuel source to society, and finally examines the fundamentals of fuel cells
including an examination of the various mechanisms and the economics of their use.

2. Sustainability assessment will introduce the need for assessing sustainability together with the methods
for making such an assessment. A case study of a semi-isolated community is given, and the concepts of
data collection, resource flow and ecological footprint are studied. Coursework will take the form of a
resource flow and sustainability assessment of an aspect of the University.

Assessment:

(Assessed with 04 14495) Problem sheets (10%), written reports (20%), written unseen examination (70%)

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LI Reactors & Catalysis
Module Code: 17122               Module Level: LI

Credits: 10

Semester: Semester 2

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: Presumes knowledge of UG Year 1 Chemicial
Engineering modules

Module Description:

This module teaches students the fundamentals of reactors and catalysis, particularly in the context of formulation
engineering. It will introduce the effects of temperature in ideal reactors, catalysts and catalytic reactors, intra
particle transport phenomena, transport phenomena in fixed bed reactors and fluidised beds, reactor design for
functional products, introduced through supported metal catalyst formulation and production of a food product.

Finally an introduction to biochemical reaction engineering is covered. The prerequisites for this module are Year 1
Chemical and Biological Processes, where the thermodynamics and kinetics of chemical and biochemical reactions
are introduced, and Year 1 Fluid Flow, Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer for the fundamentals of heat transfer.

The material in this module is developed further in Year 4 Advanced Reaction Systems, in particular the use of
fluidised bed technology.

Assessment:

Laboratory experiment report (15 %); 2hr written unseen examination (May) (85%)

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LI Principles Process Control
Module Code: 17124               Module Level: LI

Credits: 10

Semester: Semester 2

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: Presumes knowledge of UG Year 1 Chemicial
Engineering modules

Module Description:

This module builds upon the primarily conceptual knowledge gained in the (prerequisite) Year 2 Process Systems
module (04 17123)), with which it is linked, to cover the basic principles of analysis and design of process level
control systems, and the appropriate mathematical tools.

Topics discussed include transfer functions, ideal dynamic systems, classical PID controllers, feedback control block
diagram analysis, stability concept and analysis, structure and components of modern control loops, and practical
aspects of industrial process control.

Assessment:

This module is assessed with the linked module Process Systems (04 17123). The joint assessment is One 1? h
written, unseen examination (50%), modelling and control loop problem solution (25%), group control report
(25%).

Reassessment (August): One 2 h written unseen examination

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LI Mass Heat Momentum Transport
Module Code: 17125               Module Level: LI

Credits: 20

Semester: Full Term

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: Presumes knowledge of UG Year 1 Chemicial
Engineering modules

Module Description:

This module covers the critical theoretical material for mass and heat transfer. It extends the introductory material
taught in Introduction to Transport Phenomena and Thermodynamics. This includes a general energy balance for
conduction and common simplifications for symmetrical 2-D and 1D problems. The lumped capacitance method is
discussed as well as heat transfer from extended surfaces. Engineering processes such as membrane separations
and adsorption are described. In addition, the critical theoretical material for momentum transport is discussed
and addresses viscous and turbulent flows between solid boundaries. The principle of similitude is applied to the
design and analysis of pumped flow systems and cost optimisation is applied to the design of pipelines. Engineering
applications such as complex pipe networks and combined pipe-pump systems are analysed. The heat transfer
material covered is further extended to cover internal/external convection and radiation. Computer based
methods of solution of heat and mass transfer problems are introduced and applied to some process examples.
Typical content would include:
Use of lumped capacitance method to calculate temperature distributions and heat flux in transient cooling/heating
problems;
Simplified general energy balance to describe specific problems (2D or 1D simplifications) and definition of
appropriate initial/boundary conditions;
Calculation of heat flux from finned surfaces;
Description of how diffusion influences the operation of absorption, adsorption and membrane systems;
Description of the two film model and application of this concept in selected mass transfer problems;
An analysis of the flow of real fluids between solid boundaries;
Application of the arguments for friction and energy conservation to calculate pumping requirements for complex
pipe systems, selection of appropriate pump types, and design pipelines economically;
An analysis of the flow over a flat plate and around cylinder/sphere, compare hydrodynamic and thermal boundary,
and physical interpretation of Nusselt, Reynolds and Prandtl numbers;
Calculation of heat transfer rate by radiation, understanding of the concepts of black/grey bodies and radiation of
gases;
Description of the qualitative heat transfer during boiling/condensation;
Completion of the appropriate momentum and heat balances and calculation of transfer coefficients based on
measured experimental data.

Assessment:

Summer: Examination (85%): Written unseen examination in May, Coursework (15%). Supplementary Period:
Written unseen examination (100%).

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LI Process Integration & Unit Operations
Module Code: 17126               Module Level: LI

Credits: 20

Semester: Full Term

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: Presumes knowledge of UG Year 1 Chemicial
Engineering modules

Module Description:

This two semester module (part A in Semester 1, Part B in semester 2) introduces the methodologies for the
synthesis of a new process and discusses the factors governing process selection.

Process Integration and Unit Operations Part A first introduces problem-solving approaches reflecting current
trends in process integration (efficient material and energy usage and emissions reduction). Pinch technology is
introduced and used to develop heat exchanger networks, with software demonstrations.

The following topics concern equilibrium stagewise process design, and starting with the unit operations of
absorption, distillation and liquid-liquid extraction, students will be introduced to the concepts of stage to stage
calculations and diagrammatic problem solving techniques. They are also introduced to novel processing routes,
including a case study on supercritical fluids.

Year 1 Chemical and Biochemical Processes is a prerequisite module, because that is where the concept that a
process is an integrated whole and not just an assembly of unit operations has been introduced.

In Process Integration and Unit Operations Part B, the interactions and interdependency between different process
units are further developed via case studies. The module builds on these principles by introducing a the core set of
unit operations (including multicomponent distillation, crystallization, and membrane separations) with particular
emphasis on the selection of the appropriate methods to meet process requirements. Material from this module is
used in exercises in the Computing for Design module which is taught in Year 2 Semester 1.

Assessment:

Summer: Examination (85%): 3-hour written unseen examination in May, Coursework: (15%).
Supplementary Period: (3 hour written unseen examination 100%)

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LI Computing for Design
Module Code: 17127              Module Level: LI

Credits: 10

Semester: Semester 1

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: Presumes knowledge of UG Year 1 Chemicial
Engineering modules

Module Description:

The module develops students' skills in using MATLAB and Excel, and introduces students to other advanced
computer-based design tools such as SIMSCI PRO/II. It is intended that students will use these tools in concurrent
and subsequent modules, particularly the modules Product Design Exercise (Year 2) and the Design Project (Level
M; Year 3 or 4).

It is presumed that the students are familiar with MATLAB and Excel from Year 1 Modelling Concepts and Tools, if
not earlier experiences.The demonstration of these design tools requires production of an outline process
engineering design of an unit operation as a vehicle on which to practise the work.

Assessment:

100% Class Test (10% ProII in lab exercises, 10% MATLAB in lab exercises, 80% proII and MATLAB mixed final class
test)

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LI Product Design Exercise
Module Code: 17128              Module Level: LI

Credits: 10

Semester: Semester 2

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: Presumes knowledge of UG Year 1 Chemicial
Engineering modules

Module Description:

The module is intended to emphasise the creative aspects of process engineering, and as such contrasts with other
modules, which concentrate on numerical and technical skills. It delivers the message that flair, imagination and
responsibility are essential attributes for a successful professional engineer.

Working in groups, students use brainstorming techniques to generate ideas for new products and processes, which
might be commercially or socially attractive. Each group then filters these ideas and develops one or more to the
point of producing a business/development plan for its realisation.

They are required to give attention to both commercial and ethical aspects of the project, and the engineering and
processes technology involved. Quantification of these considerations is important and students will be
encouraged to use appropriate equipment and protocols for the determination of those properties affecting
product functionality. Shortcut design methods will be introduced and used.

As well as experiencing group operation in a broad, open-ended ideas generating environment, the students written
and oral presentational skills and ethical reasoning capabilities are enhanced and tested.

Assessment:

Assessed reports/essays (50%), various forms of group, oral and written presentations (50%). The marks for the
group report will be applied to individuals in the light of a peer assessment exercise.

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LI Process Systems
Module Code: 20490               Module Level: LI

Credits: 10

Semester: Semester 1

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: Presumes knowledge of UG Year 1 Chemicial
Engineering modules

Module Description:

This module is linked to the module Principles of Process Control (04 17124). It introduces students to modelling,
process dynamics and practical process monitoring and control. The importance of control for process operation
will be explained, and the structure of modern plant-wide control systems will be described.

The module will discuss typical process monitoring devices for common variables (pressure, temperature, level,
flow, etc.), and show how signals are generated by these and transduced, transmitted and, if necessary,
transformed for use in the control system. The fundamentals of open- and closed-loop control will be discussed
and controller actions outlined. A review of process modelling and its basic procedures will be used to explain the
concept of dynamic behaviour of processes. Methodologies for solving the differential equations resulting from
unsteady-state balances over selected process examples will be given, in particular for linear, second-order
differential equations. Practical examples will also be given of processes and instruments demonstrating common
types of dynamic behaviour.

Prerequisites for this module are Year 1 Modelling Concepts and Tools, where modelling tools and some essential
mathematics are learned, and Year 1 Design and Professional Skills B, which covers process analysis. The module
is a co-requisite for Year 2 Principles of Process Control, which builds on the conceptual knowledge from this module
to apply mathematical modelling methods to the analysis and design of feedback control loops.

Assessment:

The assessment is One 1 h written, unseen examination (50%), modelling and control loop problem solution
(50%).

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LI Liquid Mixing in Industrial Systems
Module Code: 22894              Module Level: LI

Credits: 10

Semester: Semester 1

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: Presumes knowledge of UG Year 1 Chemicial
Engineering modules

Module Description:

This semester 1 module introduces fundamentals of liquid mixing in industrial systems and covers both the
mechanisms and their application within the chemical and process industries. The module considers the mixing of
single phase liquids and also the introduction of additional (immiscible) phases.

The module introduces laminar and turbulent mixing mechanisms and how these are exploited in different process
equipment, namely stirred vessel, pipes, static and jet mixers. Ways of characterising the degree of mixedness or
dispersion are also considered. The module covers how mixing is affected by scale up of process equipment and
how this may be overcome, by consideration of different scale-up methodologies. Both Newtonian and non-
Newtonian fluids are considered.

Finally, the module considers how mixing of a separate immiscible phase, gas, solid, or liquid may be performed,
focussing on chemical engineering applications in stirred tanks and static mixers.

Assessment:

Assessment is by closed book exam (unseen) (100%)

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LI Process Integrations & Unit Operations
Module Code: 28282               Module Level: LI

Credits: 10

Semester: Full Term

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: Presumes knowledge of UG Year 1 Chemicial
Engineering modules

Module Description:

Students would do either part A or B of the below, for this 10-credit version of the module.
This two semester module (part A in Semester 1, Part B in semester 2) introduces the methodologies for the
synthesis of a new process and discusses the factors governing process selection.

Process Integration and Unit Operations Part A first introduces problem-solving approaches reflecting current
trends in process integration (efficient material and energy usage and emissions reduction). Pinch technology is
introduced and used to develop heat exchanger networks, with software demonstrations. The following topics
concern equilibrium stagewise process design, and starting with the unit operations of absorption, distillation and
liquid-liquid extraction, students will be introduced to the concepts of stage to stage calculations and diagrammatic
problem solving techniques. They are also introduced to novel processing routes, including a case study on
supercritical fluids.

Year 1 Chemical and Biochemical Processes is a prerequisite module, because that is where the concept that a
process is an integrated whole and not just an assembly of unit operations has been introduced. In Process
Integration and Unit Operations Part B, the interactions and interdependency between different process units are
further developed via case studies. The module builds on these principles by introducing a the core set of unit
operations (including multicomponent distillation, crystallization, and membrane separations) with particular
emphasis on the selection of the appropriate methods to meet process requirements. Material from this module
is used in exercises in the Computing for Design module which is taught in Year 2 Semester 1.

Assessment:

0

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LI Process Systems & Principles of Process
Control
Module Code: 28467               Module Level: LI

Credits: 20

Semester: Full Term

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: Presumes knowledge of UG Year 1 Chemicial
Engineering modules

Module Description:

Part A of the module:
It introduces students to modelling, process dynamics and practical process monitoring and control. The
importance of control for process operation will be explained, and the structure of modern plant-wide control
systems will be described. The module will discuss typical process monitoring devices for common variables
(pressure, temperature, level, flow, etc.), and show how signals are generated by these and transduced, transmitted
and, if necessary, transformed for use in the control system. The fundamentals of open- and closed-loop control
will be discussed and controller actions outlined. A review of process modelling and its basic procedures will be
used to explain the concept of dynamic behaviour of processes. Methodologies for solving the differential equations
resulting from unsteady-state balances over selected process examples will be given, in particular for linear, second-
order differential equations. Practical examples will also be given of processes and instruments demonstrating
common types of dynamic behaviour.

Part B of the module:
This builds upon and covers the basic principles of analysis and design of process level control systems, and the
appropriate mathematical tools. Topics discussed include transfer functions, ideal dynamic systems, classical PID
controllers, feedback control block diagram analysis, stability concept and analysis, structure and components of
modern control loops, and practical aspects of industrial process control.

Assessment:

One and a half hour written, unseen examination (50%), modelling and control loop problem solution (25%),
group control report (25%).

Reassessment (August): One 2 h written unseen examination

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```
```Module Title:   LI Mass Heat & Momentum Transfer
Module Code: 28470               Module Level: LI

Credits: 10

Semester: Full Term

Pre Requisites/Restrictions: Presumes knowledge of UG Year 1 Chemicial
Engineering modules
Module Description:

Students would do either part A or B of the below, for this 10-credit version of the module.
This module covers the critical theoretical material for mass, heat and momentum transfer. It extends the
introductory material taught in, Introduction to Transport Phenomena and Thermodynamics. This includes general
energy balances for conduction, and common simplification for symmetrical 2-D and 1D problems. The lumped
capacitance method is discussed as well as heat transfer from extended surfaces. Engineering processes such as
membrane separations and adsorption are described. In addition, this module discusses the critical theoretical
material for momentum transport and addresses viscous and turbulent flows between solid boundaries. The
principle of similitude is applied to the design and analysis of pumped flow systems and cost optimisation is applied
to the design of pipelines. Engineering applications such as complex pipe networks and combined pipe-pump
systems are analysed. The heat transfer material covered is further extended to cover internal/external convection
and radiation. Computer based methods of solution of heat and mass transfer problems are introduced and applied
to some process examples.
Typical content would include:
Use of lumped capacitance method to calculate temperature distributions and heat flux in transient cooling/heating
problems;
Simplified general energy balance to describe specific problems (2D or 1D simplifications) and definition of
appropriate initial/boundary conditions;
Calculation of heat flux from finned surfaces;
Description of how diffusion influences the operation of absorption, adsorption and membrane systems;
Description of the two film model and application of this concept in selected mass transfer problems;
An analysis of the flow of real fluids between solid boundaries;
Application of the arguments for friction and energy conservation to calculate pumping requirements for complex
pipe systems, selection of appropriate pump types, and design pipelines economically;
An analysis of the flow over a flat plate and around cylinder/sphere, compare hydrodynamic and thermal boundary,
and physical interpretation of Nusselt, Reynolds and Prandtl numbers;
Calculation of heat transfer rate by radiation, understanding of the concepts of black/grey bodies and radiation of
gases;
Description of the qualitative heat transfer during boiling/condensation;
Completion of the appropriate momentum and heat balances and calculation of transfer coefficients based on
measured experimental data.

Assessment:
This module is for Exchange and Science without Borders students only. Students will be advised of the nature
and timing of their assessment within the first two weeks of the module.

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences```