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This is one of key courses in chemical engineering which covers methods for the quantitative analysis of chemical processes, including process optimisation and curve fitting, process modelling and applications, pinch analysis and sustainability assessment. It also includes a 1-day intensive course analysing why process engineers should engage with iwi and local communities, and some practical and effective guidelines on how to do this.
This is a 33 lecture course which builds on the materials from the 1st Professional year. It covers process and system sustainability assessment, process modelling and applications in process engineering. It also includes in class presentations of small group analyses of chemical engineering processes.
By completion of this course, the students are expected to:Understand and be capable of analysing sustainability in process industry;Understand and be capable of developing models for chemical process operations;Understand and be capable of accounting for unit operation and overall plant material and energy balances;Understand and be capable of performing optimisations for single and multiple variables with constraints; Prepare and practice presenting results of their process analyses.Understand how process design and operation may be viewed from different cultural perspectives and be capable of developing effective methods of engaging with local cummunity and iwi groups.and how process design and operation may be viewed from different cultural perspectives and be capable of developing effective methods of engaging with local cummunity and iwi groups.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Matt James Watson
, Heon Park
and Carlo Carere
This course will be taught by four lecturers with visiting Maori engineering engagement experts. In addition to 30 lectrures, the day-long marae visit will involve lectures and discussions sessions primarily run by local iwi, Beca, with assistance from our AVC Māori.
Assessment completion and special consideration: Students should submit the assignments on required dates and time. Any delays without approval by the lecturer(s) will incur a penalty with exact mark reduction depending on the days of delay. Completion of all assessment items is a requirement for passing this course.
Bird, R. Byron , Stewart, Warren E., Lightfoot, Edwin N;
2nd, Wiley international ed;
J. Wiley, 2002.
Kemp, Ian C;
Pinch analysis and process integration : a user guide on process integration for the efficient use of energy;
McCabe, Warren L. , Smith, Julian C., Harriott, Peter;
Unit operations of chemical engineering;
Seventh edition ;
Sankaranarayanan, Krishnan. , Swaan Arons, Jakob de., Kooi, Hedzer van der;
Efficiency and sustainability in the energy and chemical industries : scientific principles and case studies;
Taylor & Francis, 2010.
The materials are to be selected from a number of references and thus only reference books are to be provided.
CONCERNS 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.
Prerequeste: ENCH291; ENCH298 33 lectures and assessments as advised.35 contact hours and completion of all assessments
Completion of all assessment items is a requirement for passing this course.
Not mandatory but encouraged
Link building, 4th Floor.
Domestic fee $975.00
International fee $5,500.00
* 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.