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CM4536: REFINERY CHEMISTRY (2017-2018)

Last modified: 14 Aug 2017 09:12


Course Overview

Advanced topics in oil and gas chemistry including phase diagrams, catalysis, environmental aspects and refinery processes.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr William Harrison

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of Master of Chemistry for the Offshore Industry (Studied) or BSc Chemistry for the Offshore Industry (Studied) or BSc Oil and Gas Chemistry (Studied) or Master of Chemistry in Oil and Gas (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

To provide specialised advanced content on phase diagrams, catalysis, environmental aspects and refinery processes for Oil and Gas Chemistry students. At the end of the course, a student should be able to: construct simple phase diagrams to illustrate the principles of fractionation; identify suitable catalysts for key petrochemical processes and describe their mode of action; identify and discuss industrial approaches to environmental protection; describe the chemistry involved in various strategies for converting natural gas to liquid products.   Content: distillation thermodynamics; catalysis; environmental protection; sources of natural gas (conventional and unconventional); gas to liquids options.




Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Oil and Gas Chemistry
  • Master of Chemistry in Oil and Gas

Contact Teaching Time

Sorry, we don't have that information available.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (written assignment 5000 words) 40% and one two-hour examination (60%)

Formative Assessment

Informal feedback from the teaching team at any point in the course.

Feedback

Students can seek Informal feedback and support from the course team at any point. The CAS mark for the course reported to the Registry will be approved by the chemistry examiners' meeting in the usual way.

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