Introduction to Electrochemistry - CE2-05-2
This course is intended to develop an understanding of the thermodynamic and kinetic principles of redox reactions in electrochemical systems on which to build an understanding of corrosion in the third year course ‘Safety and Loss Prevention’.
Environmental Engineering - CE3-06
The aim of this class is to develop the student's ability to formulate and solve engineering problems involving:
• an understanding of the environmental impacts of human activities;
• a knowledge of how to quantify these impacts;
• a knowledge of the chemical engineering unit operations which can be used for emission abatement;
• a knowledge of the concepts of sustainability, waste minimisation, clean technology and green chemistry;
• an understanding of the factors which determine how emission legislation is approached and of relevant legislation.
Product Characterisation - CE4-23
Modern process industries are increasingly focussed on value added product engineering including foods, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, advanced materials, and other formulated products. An integral component of product engineering is the ability to describe the critical engineering and chemical attributes of the final product. This course is designed to provide students with up to-date knowledge and experience in current experimental techniques for product characterisation. Following completion of this course the students will be able to recognise the most relevant technique of choice to analyse a product (including its limitations and benefits) and will benefit from hands on experience in applying these techniques to selected products. At the end of the course the student should be able to demonstrate a broad knowledge of current methods for structured product characterisation, and be familiar with the areas of their applicability. The students should also be able to apply the skills learned in the laboratory exercise to the real-world products. The integral part of the course will be active participation in the advanced research laboratories (depending on demand) where students will have an opportunity to apply their understanding gained from the lectures to the real-world samples (pharmaceutical tablets, polymeric materials (e.g. contact lens), porous granular samples).