SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2H124742
Module Leader Alan Nesbitt
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Engineering Chemistry

Summary of Content

The aim of this module is provide the student with skills in doing material & energy balances calculations and also to discuss equations of state for gases.


Stiochiometry: principles; composition relations; density and specific gravity Ideal gases and vapor pressure: behaviors of ideal gases; kinetic theory of gases; application of ideal gas law; gaseous mixtures; volume changes with changes in composition; vapor pressure; effect of temperature on vapor pressure Humidity and solubility: humidity; saturation; vaporization; condensation; wet and dry bulb thermometry Material balance: excess reactant; limiting reactant; material balance without chemical reaction; recycling operations; bypassing streams; degree of conversion; processes involving chemical reaction; combustion of coal; fuel gases and sulphur Energy balance: thermo chemistry; Hess's law of summation; heat of formation; reaction; combustion and mixing; mean specific heat; theoretical flame temperature

Learning Outcomes

On the completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Explain the concept of stoichiometry and employ stoichiometric calculations. (AM1)2. Outline the concept of ideal gas and describe equations of state. (AM1)3. Illustrate the relationships between process parameters. (AM1, AM5)4. Recognise and apply the humidity & solubility concepts. (AM1)5. Solve material balance calculations for various processes. (AM1,AM5)6. Examine the concept of recycling, bypassing and purging carried out in industrial processes. (AM1, AM5)7. Interpret the basic concepts in energy balances. (AM5)

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Synthesis of class room lectures without and with OHP/Transparency sheets, power point projections, guest lectures, seminars and tutorials. Tutorials will be used to reinforce the module material discussed during lecture sessions. It also serves as a platform of technical discussions to clarify any queries that arise from directed studies.

Indicative Reading

-360 1. Hougen, O.A., Watson, K.M and R. A. Ragatz (1995) Chemical Process Principles, Vol I. New Delhi: CBS Publishers and Distributors. 2. Himmelblau, D. (1994). Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering, Fifth Edition. New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India Limited. 3. Bhatt, B.I. and S.M.Vora (1996). Stoichiometry. New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill Publishers Ltd. Venkataramani, V and N.Anantharaman (2003). Process Calculations. New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India Limited.

Transferrable Skills

Problem solving, Independent working, knowledge and understanding in the context of subject

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Tutorials (FT) 28.00
Assessment (FT) 16.00
Lectures (FT) 56.00
Independent Learning (FT) 100.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 30.00 35% Oral Presentation (30%) is the coursework and Quizzes to be made formative.
Exam (School) 1.50 20.00 35% Mid-term test - (Unseen written - 1 ½ Hours)
Exam (Exams Office) 2.00 50.00 45% Final Examination - (Unseen written - 2 Hours)