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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.
By the end of the course you will be able to:Draw and label a process flow diagram for a batch or continuous production processDevise a strategy for determining all flows/quantities and compositions at all points in a process flow diagramDetermine whether or not all information needed to solve for all flows/quantities and compositions in a process flow diagram is knownApply the solution strategy to solve a range of problems relevant to product formulationCarry out simple calculations to determine the amount of energy input-output that might be required by individual unit operations in a processCalculate the composition of liquids and gases based upon knowledge of solute-solvent behavioursUse phase diagrams to determine the forms, quantities and compositions of immiscible liquid mixtures such as emulsions.
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.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
CHEM111 and any 15 points at 100 level from MATH orEMTH.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Test 1 (Week 7) 15%Test 2 (Week 12) 15%Assignments x 4 40%(10% each, weeks 3, 5, 8 & 10) Final Exam 30%Assignments are due one week after they are handed out in class. Late submissions of assignments and lab reports are eligible for 50% credit only.
Felder, Richard M. , Rousseau, Ronald W;
Elementary principles of chemical processes
3rd ed., 2005 ed. with integrated media and study tools;
Domestic fee $1,002.00
International fee $5,625.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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