ENCH390-16S1 (C) Semester One 2016

Process Analysis

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
22 Feb 2016 - 26 Jun 2016


Methods for the quantitative analysis of chemical processes.

This is a key course in chemical engineering covering methods for the quantitative analysis of chemical processes, including process optimisation and curve fitting, process modelling and applications, energy and mass balances, pinch analysis and sustainability assessment.

The course includes the following key topics:
• Mass balances (6 L, GAV);
• Sustainability assessment for processing industries (8 L, Erskine).
• Pinch analysis (6 L, SSP);
• Process modelling and applications (8 L, SSP);
• Process optimisation and curve fitting with data statistics (6 L, SSP);

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Shusheng Pang


Gabriel Visnovsky

Guest Lecturer

Prof. Charles Xu (Western University, Ontario, Canada)


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Assignment (Modelling) 15%
Assignment (Pinch Analysis) 10%
Final Exam 40%
Test 15% In-course test (Mass Balance)
Test 20% In-Course Test (Sustainability)


Recommended Reading

Kemp, Ian C; Pinch analysis and process integration : a user guide on process integration for the efficient use of energy; 2nd ed; Butterworth-Heinemann, 2007.

Sankaranarayanan, Krishnan. , Swaan Arons, Jakob de., Kooi, Hedzer van der; Efficiency and sustainability in the energy and chemical industries : scientific principles and case studies; 2nd ed; Taylor & Francis, 2010.



Students with concerns about the course should contact any of the lecturers listed above, the 2nd Pro Director of Studies, or the Head of Department.

General Policies of the Department

Students may obtain the general policies of the University on matters such as the aegrotat applications, appeals procedures, re-consideration of grades, plagiarism and special provision for students with disabilities from the University Calendar.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $901.00

International fee $4,863.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Chemical and Process Engineering.

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  • ENCH390-16S1 (C) Semester One 2016