CHEM ENG 2017 - Transport Processes in the Environment
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2020
General Course Information
Course Code CHEM ENG 2017 Course Transport Processes in the Environment Coordinating Unit School of Chemical Engineering Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge MATHS 1011, MATHS 1012 Course Description The first part of the course introduces the process system approach. The second part deals with the application of certain key principles of engineering and science that are required for any quantitative treatment of environmental problems. Topics to be covered in this course include: Introduction and basic concepts; Environmental chemicals and properties; Inter-media transport; Simple exchange models; Air pollution problems; Nuclear chemistry; Environmental modelling; Plume dispersion; Simple kinetic models.
Course Coordinator: Professor Zeyad Alwahabi
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Define the basic concepts of Kinetics and rate of reactions; 2 Outline the basic concepts of Reactor Models & Ideal Reactors; 3 Demonstrate basic calculations in Water Chemistry; 4 Explain the concepts of Fate & Effects of Pollutants; 5 Explain the basic concepts of Plume Dispersion; 6 Explain the basic concepts of Air Pollution; 7 Explain the basic concepts of Greenhouse Effects; and 8 Explain Radiation and Uranium Mining.
The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.2 1.3 2.1 3.1
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1-8 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
Fogler, H. S., “Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering”, Prentice-Hall, 1986
Masters, G.M. Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science, 2nd Edition, Prentice-Hall, 1998.
Online LearningA range of online resources will be provided via MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course uses a number of different teaching and learning approaches including lectures and tutorial classes.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Activity Contact Hours Workload Hours Lectures 24 48 Tutorials 19 38 In-class test 2 10 TOTAL 45 96
Learning Activities SummaryTopic 1: Introduction to process systems
Topic 2: Kinetics
Topic 3: Reactor Models & Ideal Reactors
Topic 4: Water Chemistry
Topic 5: Fate & Effects of Pollutants
Topic 6: Plume Dispersion
Topic 7: Air Pollution
Topic 8: Greenhouse Effects
Topic 9: Radiation and Uranium Mining
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Assessment SummaryDue to the current COVID-19 situation modified arrangements have been made to assessments to facilitate remote learning and teaching. Assessment details provided here reflect recent updates.
Assignments : 20%
Environmental Report : 40%
Final Open Book Exam (on Line): 40%
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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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