PROD230-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Product Properties and Processing

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020


The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the physical elements relevant to processing of formulations. Students will learn systematic procedures, including drawing and labelling flowchart, for calculating the materials and energy required and key compositions during production. They will be able to use solubility behaviours and phase diagrams to determine the composition of the different parts of formulated products, such as oil and water phases in emulsions.

Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of the course you will be able to:
  • Draw and label a process flow diagram for a batch or continuous production process
  • Devise a strategy for determining all flows/quantities and compositions at all points in a process flow diagram
  • Determine whether or not all information needed to solve for all flows/quantities and compositions in a process flow diagram is known
  • Apply the solution strategy to solve a range of problems relevant to product formulation
  • Carry out simple calculations to determine the amount of energy input-output that might be required by individual unit operations in a process
  • Calculate the composition of liquids and gases based upon knowledge of solute-solvent behaviours
  • Use phase diagrams to determine the forms, quantities and compositions of immiscible liquid mixtures such as emulsion


CHEM111 and any 15 points at 100 level from MATH or


Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 - (24/3, 21/4)
Online Delivery (28/4-26/5)
Link 309 Lecture Theatre (18/2-17/3)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 - (25/3, 22/4)
Online Delivery (29/4-27/5)
Ernest Rutherford 260 (19/2-18/3)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May

Course Coordinator

Sarah Kessans

Course Administrator

Alison Lowery


Sean Feast


Test 1 (Week 7)       15%
Test 2 (Week 12)     15%
Assignments x 4      40%
(10% each, weeks 3, 5, 8 & 10)    
Final Exam              30%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Felder, Richard M. , Rousseau, Ronald W; Elementary principles of chemical processes; 3rd ed., 2005 ed. with integrated media and study tools; Wiley, 2005.

Indicative Fees

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 School of Product Design on the department and colleges page.

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