SEPARATION PROCESSES 1 AND HYSYS - 2021/2
Module code: ENG2111
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This course provides an introduction to separation processes in general, but with particular emphasis on equilibrium staged separations of binary mixtures. Processes covered include binary distillation, liquid-liquid extraction and gas absorption and desorption in tray columns. This gives students an appreciation of what lies beneath chemical engineering flow-sheeting and design software packages. This appreciation is enhanced by hands on experience with HYSYS, an industry standard chemical engineering design simulation package.
Chemical and Process Engineering
DUYAR Melis (Chm Proc Eng)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 5
JACs code: H810
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Completion of the progression requirements to FHEQ Level 5 of the degree courses in Chemical Engineering, Chemical and Bio-Systems Engineering and Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, or equivalent.
Indicative content includes:
Introduction to equilibria and staged separation processes
- Minimum work of separation
- Vapour liquid equilibria
- Multicomponent flashes
Introduction to distillation
- The equimolar overflow concept (plus Trouton’s rule)
- The top operating line
- The bottom operating line and McCabe-Thiele
- The q line and energy balances
- The feed line
- Minimum stages and tray efficiency
- Advanced columns – pump arounds etc
- Simple batch distillation
- Derivation and use of the Rayleigh equation
Introduction to gas-liquid absorption and stripping in equilibrium staged processes
- The definition and use of operating lines
- Tray hydraulics
- Tray to tray calculations and the Kremser equation
Introduction to liquid-liquid extraction
- Simple multi-stage contactors
- Counter-current contact
- Total and partial immiscibility, triangular diagrams and stage to stage graphical constructions
- Introduction to the package, unit operations, graphical topology, component database, thermodynamic options, convergence, report generation
- Checking thermodynamic setting against experimental data
- Interpretation of process description, setting up and running a simulation, convergence to required product rate and specification
- Process costing and profitabality
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||HYSYS COURSEWORK - INDIVIDUAL SUBMISSION||11|
|Coursework||HYSYS COURSEWORK- SIMULATION REPORT||24|
|Examination||EXAMINATION (2 HOURS)||65|
HYSYS Simulation Report will be completed on an individual basis.
The assessment strategy is designed to engage the students at an early stage in the semester and provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate all module learning outcomes, through a balanced mix of theoretical questions, design exercises and hands-on HYSYS simulations.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of
- Examination – 65%, 2 hours (LO1 – LO3)
- Formative assessment – Online quizzes associated with progress through HYSYS tutorials. Only upon satisfactory completion of this activity will the HYSYS component be marked (LO4,LO5)
- HYSYS Individual Submission - 11% after first HYSYS session (Simulation, Report and Simple Calculations) (LO4, LO5)
- HYSYS Simulation Report – 24%. Submission of a report (group/individual options), outlining the modelling of the process and including an assessment of the profitability of the process, a critical evaluation of the design and a completed simulation of any process improvements applied (LO3, LO4, LO5)
- Provide students with an introduction to equilibria, including binary vapour-liquid systems and ternary liquid-liquid systems.
- Introduce equilibrium staged separation processes, focussing on gas absorption, binary distillation and liquid-liquid extraction processes.
- Provide the knowledge and skills to undertake the specification and design of absorption columns, binary distillation columns and liquid liquid extractors (i.e. continuous diffusional contact devices)
- Familiarise students with a commercially available process modelling package (HYSYS) through hands-on examples
|001||Recognise models used to describe phase equilibirum in ideal mixtures and useful simplifications for non-ideal cases.||KC|
|002||Predict equilibria for binary vapour-liquid and ternary liquid-liquid systems and interpret appropriate graphical representations of these equilibria.||KC|
|003||Design stage processes for gas-liquid absorption (bulk and dilute), binary distillation and liquid-liquid extracion using equilibria, operating and tie lines.||KCP|
|004||Interpret a process description anduse HYSYS to simulate a process.||KCP|
|005||Critically evaluate the output of the simulation and apply a simple costing model to evaluate the profitability of the process and suggest improvements||CPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 112
Lecture Hours: 22
Tutorial Hours: 12
Laboratory Hours: 4
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
- Illustrate fundamental concepts and design procedures during lectures, by presenting them in the context of several worked examples.
- Highlight the similarities and differences between the different separation processes, and their design.
- Provide the students with opportunities to practice these concepts in carefully selected and thoroughly supervised tutorial sessions.
- Allow students to develop hands-on experience of building and analysing complex process models
The learning and teaching methods include:
Separation Processes 1
- Lectures 2 hours per week for 11 weeks (22 hours total)
- Tutorial/Problem Classes 1 hours per week for 12 weeks (12 hours total)
- Independent learning 71 hours
- Supervised Lab Session 4 hours
- Independent study (including online tutorial videos) 41 hours
- Drop in sessions 6 hours
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Chemical and Petroleum Engineering BEng (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Chemical Engineering BEng (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Chemical Engineering MEng||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Chemical and Petroleum Engineering MEng||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
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