NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: PRINCIPLES OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY
COURSE CODE: SCT3033
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: ASSOC PROF DR SALINA MAT RADZI

DR FARAH WAHIDA HARUN

RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: A chemical technologist is primarily working in plants engaged in the manufacture of various chemical products. It is therefore necessary to provide adequate information to the principle of engineering such as process variables, material balance and energy balance in designing a new process or improving an existing one
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM VI / YEAR 3
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

37

T

 

5

P

 

0

O

 

81

L + T + P + O = 123 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: 1.     To prepare the students to formulate and solve material and energy balances on chemical process systems.

2.    To introduce students with the engineering approach to solve process-related problems

3.    To expose students to the structure of elementary process analysis

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

 

Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

1. Define and applymaterial and energy balances on chemical process system  (LO1 – C2, C3)

2. Identify the structure of elementary process analysis in designing a new process or analyze and improve an existing one (LO1 – C4)

3. Display engineering approach to solve process-related problems critically   (LO3 – P4)

1.     4. Describe and explain the variety of research, design and production problems chemical technologists/engineers typically confront (LO4 – P2)

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop good written and interpersonal communication, team work and leadership, problem solving, planning and organizational skills through a process of lectures and group work.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY:

 

Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures and group work using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks. The use of examination and internal reporting assessment will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concepts in context.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
SYNOPSIS:

 

This course introduces students to the fundamental aspects of chemical process which plays important roles in the chemical technology curriculum. It prepares the students to formulate and solve material and energy balances on chemical process systems and lays foundation for subsequent courses in unit operations and reactor design. More fundamentally, it introduces the engineering approach to solving process-related problems. This course is divided into four main parts which are engineering problem analysis, material balances, energy balances and case study. In the first part of this course, students will be introduced to the variety of research, design and production problems chemical technologists/engineers typically confront. In the rest of this course, students will be exposed to the structure of elementary process analysis such as definitions, measurement and calculation of process variables, conversion laws that govern the performance processes, and physical properties of process materials that must be determined in order to design a new process or analyze and improve an existing one.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, industrial visit, group work, online assignment etc.
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (60%)
Category Percentage (%)
•       Quiz/Tutorial

•       Tests

•      Group work presentation & Assigment

15%

30%

15%

B. Final Examination (40%)
Examination : Structured and essay type questions 40%
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.  Richard M.F. & Ronald, W.R. 2005. Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes. 3rd Ed. John Wiley & Sons.

2. Rezaiyan, J. &Cheremisinoff, N.P.  2005. Gasification Technologies: A Primer for Engineers and Scientists (Chemical Industries).  CRC Press.

3. Kirk-Othmer. 2007. Kirk-OthmerEncyclopedia of Chemical Technology.5th Ed. Wiley-Interscience.

4. Hocking, M.B.B. 2006. Handbook of Chemical Technology and Pollution Control. 3rd Ed. Academic Press.

5. Felder, R.M. & Rousseau, R.W. 2005. Student Workbook to Accompany Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes. John Wiley & Sons.

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING NIL