Advanced Bioprocess Engineering - CENG97027
This course is offered as an option in the 3rd and 4th years of the undergraduate programme, as well as the MSc programme. Its primary aim is to review the relevant fundamentals of biochemistry, microbiology, and molecular biology, coupled with process engineering principles to the design and operation of fermentation reactors which are widely used in the pharmaceutical, food, brewing and waste treatment industries. Aspects of mass transfer, heat transfer, mixing and rheology with biochemical and biological constraints will be presented.
Energy Transmission and Storage - SEF08
To introduce the transmission network issues towards large scale integration of wind power
• To provide a vision for future distributed energy systems
• To explain power flow analysis and its role in planning and operational studies of electric power transmission system
• To provide an overview of the high voltage direct current transmission (HVDC) and flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) technologies
• To explain the principles and describe the design and operation of batteries
• To provide an overview of the hydrogen transmission and storage infrastructure
• To explain the role of gas in a low carbon future
Urban Energy Systems - SEF05
• To highlight the importance of cities as centres of energy service demand and as
opportunities for improved efficiency, from both historical and contemporary perspectives;
• To introduce key technologies for improved urban energy efficiency such as combined heat
and power, smart controls, and others;
• To develop basic skills in optimization modeling as applied to urban energy systems and to
apply to these skills in a sample use case;
• To develop an appreciation of the practical difficulties encountered when trying to improve the
energy efficiency of cities.
The first week of the module will be taught in a lecture setting with lecturers from Imperial College and
external guest speakers. A tutorial session in optimisation methods will be held on Wednesday
afternoon with the help of two GTAs.
The second week will be a group design project. After being introduced by the module coordinator,
students will be left free to work on the problem. Two short surgeries with GTAs will be held during the
week to address any student questions about the assignment.
Process Analysis - CENG40002
This course introduces the main concepts of material and energy balances as applied to reactive and non-reactive systems, as well as the basic theory of vapour-liquid equilibrium. Its main aim is to equip the students with the skills for analysing and comparing chemical processes. It is a fundamentally applied course, through which students learn how to develop and analyse flow diagrams for various chemical processes.
Modelling of Biological Systems - CENG97022
This course is offered as an option in the 4th year of the undergraduate programme, as well as the MSc programme . Specifically, this module aims to interlink the biological principles of cellular physiology (in normal and diseased states) with the mathematical tools required for their analysis and modelling. This course links with knowledge acquired in the “Fundamentals of Biotechnology” and “Dynamic Behaviour of Process Systems” modules. The course presents both relevant background biological knowledge, as well as modelling tools and approaches, illustrated in a range of topics. It is especially relevant to students with interests in Biomedical or Biological Engineering, as well as students with interests in systems engineering, or modelling in general.