ENGCB32321B (HAM)
Chemical Reaction Engineering
15 Points
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Amir Tarighaleslami
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Paper Description
Paper Structure
The paper is taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, and laboratory classes. The tutorials will build on the content of the lectures; during the first half of the tutorial the lecturer will go through worked example problems, and the second half will be a time for students to work on their weekly assignments with assistance from the lecturer and/or tutor. In addition to the lectures and tutorials, each student will attend four laboratory classes where students will learn about practical aspects of Chemical Reaction Engineering.
Lectures/Tutorials
There are three lectures per week and one tutorial per week.
Laboratory/Project Work
Four 2hour laboratories on reaction kinetics will be offered in this paper. Three software labs including simulation of chemical reactors using ASPENHYSYS software and one physical laboratory.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
Assessment
The learning outcomes are assessed in tests, weekly assignments, labs, a project, and an exam, weighted as shown:
50% Final Exam (Restricted Book)
10% A Midtrimester Tests
30% Assignments (Four fortnightly assignments, each worth 5%, and one openended design assignment worth 10%))
10% Lab works (Four experiments, each worth 2.5%)
Final exam
A 3hour final examination will be at the end of the trimester, covering the whole semester’s lecture material. It will be a Restricted Book examination. Programmable calculators, not containing stored information, are allowed. Students are allowed to bring one (1) sheet (i.e. double sides) of A4 notes handwritten into the exam room. The Exam worth 50% of your final grade. Students must score at least 40% on the exam to pass the course.The format of the final examination will be discussed in lectures during the last week of the course.
Tests
There will be one 1hour midterm test (during the weeks starting 9th August) worth 10%.
Assignments
There will be five (5) fortnightly assignments that will be released in Moodle at the start of the week. The first four assignments contribute 20% to the final mark and the last assignment which is an openended problem will worth 10% of the final mark (All assignments together worth 30% of the final mark).
All assignments and lab worksheets are submitted at the School of Engineering Assignment Box (E2.04). Marked assignments will be handed out in the lecture and tutorials.
Lab work
There are four laboratory sessions. The timetable for the labs will be confirmed by the end of the third week, once all enrolments have been finalised. Each student is required to write a short lab report covering the main results and analysis from the laboratory exercise, which will be submitted at the School of Engineering Assignment Box (E2.04). The labs contribute 10% to the final mark.
Assessment Components
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.
Required and Recommended Readings
Required Readings
Recommended Readings
Fogler, H. S. Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: PrenticeHall PTR, 2006. ISBN: 9780130473943.
Smith, J. Chemical Engineering Kinetics. 3rd ed. New York, NY: McGrawHill, 1981. ISBN: 9780070587106.
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Workload
The workload for a 15 point paper is 150 hours total. This equates to roughly 60 contact hours (36 hrs lectures, 12 hrs tutorials, 4 x 2hrs labs, 1 x 2 hrs tests, and a 3 hrs exam) plus 90 hours for assessment and independent study.
Students are expected to attend and take notes of lectures, participate in four labs in total, and attend the tutorial.
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Prerequisite(s)
Prerequisites: ENGCB280 or ENGG282