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CHNG1103: Material and Energy Transformation Introduction (2019 - Semester 2)

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Unit: CHNG1103: Conservation of Mass and Energy (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Junior
Faculty/School: School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Mammucari, Raffaella
Session options: Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Brief Handbook Description: The students should develop an understanding of and competence in the formulation and solution of material and energy balance problems in engineering; develop competence in using basic flowsheet analysis and appropriate computational tools; improve their group work and problem solving skills; gain an ability to extract a simplified version of a problem from a complex situation.

Material Transformation related topics include: unit systems and unit conversions; properties of solids, fluids and gases; mass balance calculations on batch and flow systems; balances on multiple units processes, balances on reactive systems, recycle, bypass and purge calculations; equilibrium compositions of reacting systems; vapour pressure and humidity. Energy transformations include the following topics: apply the first law of thermodynamics to flow and batch systems in process industries; understand thermodynamic properties such as internal energy, enthalpy and heat capacity; conduct energy balances for sensible heat changes, phase transformations and reactive processes for practical industrial systems; understand the applications of refrigeration, heat of formation and combustion in industry.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Tutor/s: Mr Jiyu Zhou

Mr Joshua Djohari

Ms Lucy Jimenez

Mr David Alam
Timetable: CHNG1103 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 2.00 1 13
2 Tutorial 3.00 1 12
3 Independent Study 6.00 13

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 1)
1. Demonstrate written and communication skills
(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 1)
2. Work as an effective member of an engineering team
(4) Design (Level 1)
3. be able to outline a logical approach for solving a variety of complex engineering problems
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 1)
4. Students will be able to set up and calculate energy and material balances for a variety of commonly encountered engineering scenarios
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 1)
5. Appreciate key aspects of processes carried out in today's chemical and process industries and understand applications of scientific knowledge to engineering work.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Tutorial assignments No 10.00 Multiple Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5,
2 Group Assigment Yes 10.00 Week 6 2, 3, 4, 5,
3 Lab work/ laboratory report Yes 15.00 Week 9 1, 2, 3, 5,
4 Mid session exam No 20.00 Week 8 3, 4, 5,
5 Final Exam No 45.00 Exam Period 1, 3, 4, 5,
Assessment Description: Tutorial Exercises: Tutorial Exercises: Tutorial exercises comprising analysis of mass and/or energy balance.

Group Assignment: Students will analyse mass-energy balance in the context of an entire production process.

Mid session exam: Written test in class. It will be a summative assessment of ability to set up and calculate energy and material balances for a variety of commonly encountered engineering scenarios.

Lab work/ laboratory report: Students will run a practical experiment in teams. Laboratory practical will run over multiple days: each team is required to attend only one session. Each team will submit a laboratory report.

Final Exam: Written test. The examination tests students` ability to apply knowledge and skills in analysing materials and energy balances.
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at http://sydney.edu.au/policies . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Policies & Procedures: See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Prescribed Text/s: Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
Recommended Reference/s: Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp

Week Description
Week 1 Units and Dimensions, Process and Process Variables
Week 2 Introduction to Material Balance, Process Flowsheeting
Week 3 Mass Balances on Multiple Unit Processes
Week 4 Mass Balances and Reactive Systems
Week 5 Mass Balances on Recycle, Bypass and Purge Systems
Week 6 Mass Balances Review
Assessment Due: Group Assigment
Week 7 First law of thermodynamics, reference states, energy balance calculations.
Week 8 Energy balance examples involving sensible heat calculations.
Assessment Due: Mid session exam
Week 9 Energy balance involving latent heat calculations.
Assessment Due: Lab work/ laboratory report
Week 10 Energy balances for Reactive Processes
Week 11 Material & Energy balances for Reactive Processes.
Week 12 Material & Energy balances for Reactive Processes.
Week 13 Course Review
Exam Period Assessment Due: Final Exam

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Biomedical - Chemical and Biomolecular Major 2013, 2014, 2015
Chemical & Biomolecular (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Law 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Chemical & Biomolecular / Arts 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Chemical & Biomolecular / Commerce 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Chemical & Biomolecular / Medical Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Chemical & Biomolecular / Science 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Chemical & Biomolecular/Science (Health) 2018, 2019
Chemical & Biomolecular / Law 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Chemical & Biomolecular Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Chemical & Biomolecular/ Project Management 2019
Chemical & Biomolecular/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019
Flexible First Year (Stream A) / Commerce 2011, 2012, 2013
Biomedical Mid-Year 2018, 2019, 2016, 2017
Biomedical 2017, 2018, 2019, 2016
Flexible First Year Program: STREAM A 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Flexible First Year (Stream A) / Arts 2013
Flexible First Year (Stream A) / Science 2013

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 1) No 15%
(7) Project and Team Skills (Level 1) No 0%
(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 1) No 8.75%
(5) Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, Influence (Level 1) No 0%
(4) Design (Level 1) No 26.67%
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 1) No 22.92%
(3) Problem Solving and Inventiveness (Level 1) No 0%
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 1) No 26.67%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.