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ENS3112 Process Engineering Unit Operations
Credit Points: 15
ENS2116 Process Systems Analysis

Unit operations in chemical engineering deals with the change of substances (gases, liquids, solids) by means of physical, chemical and biological processes for industrial purposes. It takes the view that any chemical process, on whatever scale conducted, may be resolved into a coordinated series of operations such as pulverising, mixing, heating, roasting, absorbing, condensing, lixiviating, electrolysing and the like.


The number of the most important and basic unit operations is not very large and they are governed by the fundamental laws of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and mechanics, which provide an approximate description of the real processes. In this unit, students will learn about the 'Unit Operations' concept, which shows that the process of abstraction can be carried out by analysing unit operations in terms of fundamental principles such as mass and energy balances, phase equilibria, and transport of momentum, energy and mass.


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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
Y96Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical)
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2013 VET: 20/05/2013