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CM5018
Processes, Materials and Bioremediation for the Energy Industry
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr McPhee

Pre-requisite(s): x

Co-requisite(s): x

Note(s): x

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CM5021
Materials for the Oil and Gas Industry
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr E Krupp

Pre-requisite(s):

- Cement chemistry (4 lectures)
- Oil well cements (4 lectures)
- Polymers (4 lectures)

3 one-hour lectures and 1 one-hour tutorial per week.

1 three-hour examination (75%), continuous assessment (25%).

CM5022
Interfacial Chemistry & Enhanced Oil Recovery
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr E Krupp

Pre-requisite(s):

- Colloids
- Surface and interfacial chemistry
- Enhanced oil recovery

3 one-hour lectures plus 1 one-hour tutorial per week.

1 three-hour examination (75%), continuous assessment (25%).

CM5023
Analytical & Bioanalytical Methodologies
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr EM Krupp/Dr R Ebel/Prof M Jaspars/Prof J Feldmann

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Co-requisite(s): CM5024 Professional Skills in Analytical Chemistry/CM5024 Practical Exercise in Instrumental Analytical Methods

The course will comprise 8 topics in advanced analytical techniques, including isotope ratio measurements and their application, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, atomic spectrometry and speciation, elemental and molecular mass spectrometry, separation science and chromatography, environmental toxicology and imaging techniques. Course will contain lectures, tutorials and workshops.

Average 8 hours per week as interactive lectures and tutorials.

2 two-hour examination papers (50%) and continuous assessment for individual courses.

CM5024
Professional Skills in Analytical Chemistry
CREDIT POINTS 10

Course Co-ordinator: Dr EM Krupp/Dr R Ebel

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Co-requisite(s): CM5023 Advanced Analytical & Bioanalytical Methodologies; CM 5025 Practical Exercise in Instrumental Analytical Methods.

The course will comprise attendance and participation in one two-hour workshop per week which will consider the issues described above.

Average 2 hours per week as a workshop.

Continuous assessment (100%) based on workshop participation and assigned written work.

CM5025
Practical Exercise in Instrumental Analytical Methods
CREDIT POINTS 20

Course Co-ordinator: Dr EM Krupp/Dr R Ebel/Prof M Jaspars/PRof J Feldmann

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Co-requisite(s): CM5024 Professional Skills in Analytical Chemistry; CM5023 Advanced Analytical and Bioanalytical Methodologies.

The course will comprise 9 experiments with modern instrumentations including atomic absorption spectrometry, molecular mass spectrometry, inductively-coupled plasma chromatography, atomic flouresence spectrometry, hyphenated techniques. Courses will contain practical lab classes.

Average 5 hours per week as laboratory class.

Continuous assessment from individual lab reports (80%) and oral examinations (20%).

CM5026
Environmental Remediation
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Prof DE MAcphee

Pre-requisite(s):

The aims of the course are to identify the idea of risk assessment of contaminated land which involves the identification of hazards and pollution. In the course remediation strategies to clean up land and water courses are discussed.

One hour lecture per week.

60% exam; 40% continuouss assessment.

CM5027
Physical Characterisation
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr D.E. Macphee

Pre-requisite(s):

- Thermal analytical methods
- Principles of Chromatography
- Spectroscopic methods

3 one-hour lectures and 1 one-hour tutorial per week.

1 three-hour examination (75%), continuous assessment (25%).

CM5028
Environmental Impact Assessment
CREDIT POINTS 10

Course Co-ordinator: Dr E Krupp

Pre-requisite(s):

- Analytical methods
- Speciation and mobility
- Toxicology

3 one-hour lectures plus 1 one-hour tutorial per week.

1 three-hour examination (75%), continuous assessment (25%).

CM5515
Oil and Gas Chemistry
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor R F Howe

Pre-requisite(s): x

Co-requisite(s): x

The course will begin with a brief review of the key chemical concepts relevant to oil and gas production: energy and thermodynamics, reaction rates, structure and reactivity of different types of compounds and materials. This will be followed by a discussion of the chemical processes taking place in a modern refinery, the chemistry of natural gas utilisation and consideration of future options for natural gas utilisation. The role of chemistry in developing enhanced oil and gas recovery methods will be outlined, followed by consideration of some environmental aspects of oil and gas production, and the issue of carbon capture.

2 one-hour lectures per week and 1 one-hour tutorial.

1 two-hour examination (60%) and continuous assessment (40%).

CM5518
Topical Issues in Oil & Gas Chemistry
CREDIT POINTS 5

Course Co-ordinator: Dr E Krupp

Pre-requisite(s):

A series of invited lectures from industrial experts (6 hours) - examinable.

4 one-hour presentations (weekly), 1 one-hour discussion following each presentation.

1 two-hour examination (50%), continuous assessment (50%).

CM5519
Refinery Chemistry
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr E Krupp

Pre-requisite(s):

- Distillation thermodynamics
- Catalysis
- Environmental protection

3 one-hour lectures and 1 one-hour tutorial per week.

1 three-hour examination (75%), continuous assessment (25%).

CM5520
Research Techniques and Professional Skills in Practice
CREDIT POINTS 20

Course Co-ordinator: Dr EM Krupp/Dr R Ebel/Prof M Jaspars/Prof J Feldmann

Pre-requisite(s): CM5023 Advanced Analytical and Bioanalytical Methodologies; CM5024 Professional Skills in Analytical Chemistry; CM5025 Practical Exercise in Instrumental Analytical Methods.

Co-requisite(s): None.

A group of 2-3 work on project planning, method development, validation and writing SOPs in a PPME (Project Planning Management Exercise) in which the managing group designs the project and writes task lists for a sub-contracting group, who report back to the managing group. Every managing group is the subcontractor for the other project. The course will contain practical lab classes and workshops.

Average 6 hour per week as laboratory class, plus 2 hour per week workshop.

Continuous assessment from written assignments (task lists, SOP, final paper (67%) and oral presentation and examinations (33%)).

CM5521
Professional Skills and Problem Solving Exercise
CREDIT POINTS 10

Course Co-ordinator: Dr EM Krupp/Dr R Ebel

Pre-requisite(s): CM5023 Advanced Analytical and Bioanalytical Methodologies' CM5024 Professional Skills in Analytical Chemistry; CM5025 Practical Exercise in Instrumental Analytical Methods

Co-requisite(s): None.

Workshop assignments: solving a murder case using forensic analytical chemistry, information prioritisation (short notice briefing on an analytical problem), writing a grant proposal for long term investigation plan.

The course will contain workshops.

Average 16 hours per week as workshops.

Continuous assessment from oral presentation, reports (50%) and open book exam on an analytical problem (50%).

CM5522
Research Project in Analytical Chemistry A
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr EM Krupp

Pre-requisite(s): CM5023 Advanced Analytical and Bioanalytical Methodologies; CM5024 Professional Skills in Analytical Chemistry; CM5025 Practical Exercise in Instrumental Analytical Methods; CM5520 Research Techniques and Professional Skills in Practice; CM5521 Professional Skills and Problem Solving Exercise.

Co-requisite(s): None.

Independent research project under supervision of academic staff.

Nor formal contact hours.

Continuous assessment based on written report (50%) and oral presentation and defence (50%).

CM5523
Green Chmeistry
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Prof DE Macphee

Pre-requisite(s):

The aims of the course are to identify the principles of green chemistry and to identify industrial processes to be more environmentally friendly.
This course contains information of less hazardous chemicals in a synthesis, considers waste products and how they are reduced and which catalytic reaction is more environmentally friendly.

One hour lecture per week.

60% exam; 40% continuous assessment.

CM5524
Chemistry of Renewables
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor R F Howe

Pre-requisite(s): x

Co-requisite(s): x

Note(s): Compulsory for MSc (Energy Futures) Renewables.

The course will begin with a brief review of the key chemical concepts relevant to renewable energy: energy and thermodynamics, reaction rates, structure and reactivity of different types of compounds and materials. Four major topics will then be dealt with: the chemistry of biomass, and the different conversion options available, photovoltaic cells for solar energy conversion, operation and materials chemistry of different types of fuel cells, and aspects of hydrogen generation and hydrogen storage.

2 one-hour lectures per week and 1 one-hour tutorial.

1 two-hour examination (60%) and continuous assessment (40%).

CM5529
Flow Assurance and Natural Gas Chemistry
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Prof D.E. Macphee

Pre-requisite(s):

- Phase diagrams
- Pipeline flow assurance (wax, resins, hydrates)
- Reservoir Chemistry (scale inhibitors)

3 one-hour lectures and 1 tutorial per week

1 three-hour examination (75%), continuous assessment (25%).

CM5903
Extended Research Project
CREDIT POINTS 60

Course Co-ordinator: Dr E Krupp

Pre-requisite(s):

An industry-relevant research or industrial assignment project.

N/A

Continuous assessment (100%).

CM5905
Research Project in Analytical Chemistry B
CREDIT POINTS 60

Course Co-ordinator: Dr EM Krupp

Pre-requisite(s): CM5023 Advanced Analytical and Bioanalytical Methodologies; CM5024 Professional Skills in Analytical Chemistry; CM5025 Practical Exercise in Instrumental Analytical Methods; CM5520 Research Techniques and Professional Skills in Practice; CM5521 Professional Skills and Problem Solving Exercise; CM5522 Research Project in Analytical Chemistry A.

Co-requisite(s): None.

Independent research project under supervision of academic staff.

No formal contact hours.

Continuous assessment based on written report (80%) and oral presentation (20%).