ENCH395-16W (C) Whole Year 2016

Process Engineering Laboratories

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
22 Feb 2016 - 13 Nov 2016

Description

Laboratory and pilot-plant experiments, design and analysis of experiments using statistical methods, and computational tools useful for analysing data.

Learning Outcomes

Practical demonstration of hardware, concepts and phenomena in relation to the broader context of a process engineering system.

  • Solve open ended chemical engineering problems by researching, designing, planning and conducting experiments.
  • Gather, manage, interpret and use experimental information appropriately.
  • Effective communication using a variety of formats to a variety of audiences.

Pre-requisites

Timetable 2016

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 08:00 - 09:00 Otakaro 146 L1 22 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 8 May
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Wheki 302 2 May - 8 May
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Wheki 451 2 May - 8 May
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 08:00 - 12:00 CAPE Special Purposes Lab 9 May - 15 May
02 Friday 08:00 - 12:00 CAPE Special Purposes Lab 9 May - 15 May
03 Monday 08:00 - 12:00 CAPE Special Purposes Lab 16 May - 22 May
04 Friday 08:00 - 12:00 CAPE Special Purposes Lab 16 May - 22 May
Lab B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 08:00 - 12:00 CAPE Special Purposes Lab 11 Jul - 17 Jul
02 Friday 08:00 - 12:00 CAPE Special Purposes Lab 11 Jul - 17 Jul
03 Monday 08:00 - 12:00 CAPE Special Purposes Lab 18 Jul - 24 Jul
04 Friday 08:00 - 12:00 CAPE Special Purposes Lab 18 Jul - 24 Jul
Lab C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 08:00 - 12:00 CAPE Special Purposes Lab 1 Aug - 7 Aug
02 Friday 08:00 - 12:00 CAPE Special Purposes Lab 1 Aug - 7 Aug
03 Monday 08:00 - 12:00 CAPE Special Purposes Lab 8 Aug - 14 Aug
04 Friday 08:00 - 12:00 CAPE Special Purposes Lab 8 Aug - 14 Aug
Lab D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 08:00 - 12:00 CAPE Special Purposes Lab 5 Sep - 11 Sep
02 Friday 08:00 - 12:00 CAPE Special Purposes Lab 5 Sep - 11 Sep
03 Monday 08:00 - 12:00 CAPE Special Purposes Lab 12 Sep - 18 Sep
04 Friday 08:00 - 12:00 CAPE Special Purposes Lab 12 Sep - 18 Sep
Lab E
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 08:00 - 12:00 CAPE Special Purposes Lab 26 Sep - 2 Oct
02 Friday 08:00 - 12:00 CAPE Special Purposes Lab 26 Sep - 2 Oct
03 Monday 08:00 - 12:00 CAPE Special Purposes Lab 3 Oct - 9 Oct
04 Friday 08:00 - 12:00 CAPE Special Purposes Lab 3 Oct - 9 Oct
Lab F
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 11:00 CAPE Special Purposes Lab 30 May - 5 Jun
02 Friday 09:00 - 11:00 CAPE Special Purposes Lab 30 May - 5 Jun

Course Coordinator

Matt James Watson

Lab Coordinator

Alfred Herritsch

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Management Report 15%
Management Report and Poster 25%
One Formal Report 25%
Two Same-day Reports 30%
Workshop 5%


Five reports will be completed:
One Management Report (worth 15%) - reports to management (due 6 working days after lab)

One Management Report and Poster (worth 25%) - poster is on A3 sheet, large print, brevity, clarity and presentation important (due 9 working days after lab)

Two Same-day Reports (worth 15%) - a rapidly-executed industrial report to immediate superior.

One Formal Report  (worth 25%) - full experiment including a research component, in which experience drawn from a previous experiment and reports of other students who have done the same experiment are used to improve on that experiment in some fashion. First draft due 10 working days after lab, then draft back with corrections after oral presentation (3 working days after draft submission). Final report to be submitted 6 working days after presentation.

1 workshop (worth 5%):  On August 16th a one day workshop on the start-up of the CAPE’s distillation column.

Notes

Course Requirements

Lectures:
Wednesdays 8am Otakaro 146.  First lecture February 24th.

Laboratories

Laboratories generally start at 8 am or later upon agreement with tutor and finish around 12 pm. Students will be able to choose 1 of 4 laboratory streams which will run on alternating Mondays and Fridays. Each stream will contain 4 of the following experiments:

• Reactor – tubular and CSTR, conversion of the reaction
• Filtration - scale up from laboratory to industrial size
• Heat Exchanger - Plate type - heat balances and transfer coefficients
• Spray Drier – water balances and drying rates of milk droplets
• Non Newtonian Flow - small tube viscometry for prediction of flow in large tubes
• Level Dynamics - modelling the filling and emptying of tanks
• Refrigeration - determining the thermodynamic efficiency
• Mixing – rates of dissolution of a suspended soluble particle
• Dissolving Oxygen – oxygen transfer in an air-bubbled stirred tank
Workload
• 5 laboratory days with contact time 3-6 hours each, time of report preparation 10-25 hours for different report styles, total 130 hours
• 7 lectures
• 1 workshop

Fees

Domestic fee $901.00

International fee $4,863.00

For further information see Chemical and Process Engineering.

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