Learning outcomes for the Carbon Capture Theory and Pilot Plant Operation short course

By the end of the course students should be able to:

  • understand the basic transport and separation processes occurring in the plant for separating carbon dioxide from nitrogen;
  • develop an understanding of the relevant theory behind the operation of the pilot plant (e.g. principles of heat transfer, mass transfer, gas-liquid equilibrium) and be able to critically compare theory to real plant measurements;
  • identify key plant components (process equipment, instrumentation and control systems) and be able to describe how they work;
  • understand the effect of controllable system parameters on plant performance and how to measure, control and evaluate plant performance;
  • relate P&ID representations to physical plant – practice ‘line walks’;
  • compile Instrument input/ output lists;
  • be able to prepare start-up and shut down instructions for operating the plant in a safe and efficient manner, taking into account that during transient conditions chemical plants are less safe than when they operate at steady stats;
  • during operation practice shift change-over;
  • transfer critical operational information verbally during a shift changeover;
  • understand the effect of controllable system parameters on plant performance and how to measure, control and evaluate performance, and be able to plan a set of relevant experimental runs to collect the required data;
  • analyse and present experimental data in a clear, concise and coherent form in the form of a brief report;
  • work effectively and efficiently in a group to achieve a complex goal.