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This subject aims to extend the fundamental concepts of heat transfer to include natural and forced convection; boiling and condensation; plate heat exchanger and evaporator design. Fundamental concepts in mass transfer are expanded to the design of separation processes including binary distillation, gas absorption, solvent extraction, membranes and cooling towers.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
- Apply the principles of heat transfer to solve heat transfer problems, particularly those involving two phase systems
- Assess quantitatively the performance of heat exchanger and evaporation equipment
- Apply the principles of mass transfer to solve mass transfer problems and to membrane separation processes
- Describe the concepts of equilibrium stage and continuous contactor analysis and apply these concepts to distillation and gas absorption problems
- Assess quantitatively the performance of conventional distillation, gas absorption, membrane and cooling tower equipment
- Design heat exchangers, cooling towers and separation equipment
- Ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals
- Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
- Ability to utilise a systems approach to design and operational performance
- Understand the principles of sustainable design and development.
Last updated: 10 November 2023