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Advanced topics in oil and gas chemistry including phase diagrams, catalysis, environmental aspects and refinery processes.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
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.
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1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (written assignment 5000 words) 40% and one two-hour examination (60%)
Informal feedback from the teaching team at any point in the course.
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.