CHEM ENG 4046 - Combustion Processes

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2014

The course aims to introduce basic concepts and principles of heat transfer encountered in chemical process industries. It covers analytical, empirical and numerical techniques for the solution of heat transfer problems. At the end of course diffusion mass transfer will be introduced.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CHEM ENG 4046
    Course Combustion Processes
    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
    Course Description The course aims to introduce basic concepts and principles of heat transfer encountered in chemical process industries. It covers analytical, empirical and numerical techniques for the solution of heat transfer problems. At the end of course diffusion mass transfer will be introduced.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Zeyad Alwahabi

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    At the completion of this course, students will be able to:
    1 Understand the ongoing role of combustion, both of fossil and bio-fuels, in providing a more
    sustainable energy source for society, and the environmental challenges to be met to achieve this;
    2 Have a sound understanding of the principles of combustion;
    3 Understand the complexities of industrial combustion processes,
    4 Have a basic understanding of the mechanisms of combustion generated air pollution and the
    techniques that can be used to control them;
    5 Have a basic understanding of the complementary roles of measurements, modelling and scaling in understanding combustion, and in solving industrial problems;
    6 Have a basic understanding of the safety and handling issues associated with combustion;
    7 Be aware of the impact of different fuel properties on industrial combustion systems;
    8 Have a sound understanding of the responsibility of engineers to the community in terms of providing a safe healthy environment;
    9 Understand the need for lifelong learning.
    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning Resources
    Recommended Resources

    S.R. Turns “An Introduction to Combustion”, McGraw Hill,

    Reference Book

    PJ Mullinger and B.G. Jenkins “Design and Operation of Industrial and Process Furnaces”, Elsevier
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    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
    Kiln Design Project 5 18
    Tutorials 10 30
    Virtual Combustion Lab 6 6
    TOTAL 45 96
    Learning Activities Summary
    Topic 1: Introduction

    Topic 2: Process efficiency

    Topic 3: Stoichiometry and thermochemistry

    Topic 4: Premixed and non-premixed flames

    Topic 5: Fuels

    Topic 6: NOx control and other pollutants

    Topic 7: Scaling and Modelling

    Topic 8: Measurement

    Topic 9: Combustion Safety

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    Assessment Detail

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    Course Grading

    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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