Dr Richard Butterfield

Dr Richard Butterfield
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  • EG-111 Chemical Engineering Skills

    In this module you will be introduced to computer aided drawing packages in which you will produce drawings of engineering items to British Standards. You will also develop necessary ICT skills in Word and Excel to enable you to convey information in the form of technical reports, with an emphasis on the presentation and layout of these reports to convey the required information. You will also develop skills in engineering problem solving using Excel applied to a range of practical engineering problems. There is an emphasis on ethical design by engineers throughout. You will also develop skills to improve your employability by working towards the first part of the Swansea Employability Award, and have an understanding of academic integrity and its importance as a professional engineer.

  • EG-200 Separation Processes

    This module aims to give the student the standard methods to solve problems using specific key design parameters for a range of separation processes (Distillation, gas-liquid absorption, liquid-liquid extraction and evaporation). The module explains the underlying theoretical background to solving separation problems and then demonstrates how problems are solved for a range of simple two component systems.

  • EG-208 Process Design and Simulation

    This module provides consolidation of earlier studies of material & energy balances, thermodynamics and separation processes. Commonly available process simulation software packages will be utilized to verify hand calculations performed to design chemical engineering unit operations. Utilising the process flowsheeting functions of these simulation packages, this module will highlight the ability to simulate and optimize the design of a chemical engineering unit operation or process.

  • EGA102 Process Analysis and Design

    Students are required to tackle a variety of engineering problems and to work within a team to deliver results. This module tests a variety of fundamental engineering skills, highlights the importance of basic project management skills and serves to provide experience of working in partnership with others. Projects are student-led with support and feedback available from the staff during project classes. The module considers the formulation of both material and energy balances for operations which involve either recycle or by-pass systems, and is aligned with key concepts introduced in EG100 (Chemical Process Principles). The module also considers vapour-liquid equilibria with application to the basic design of unit operations. These concepts are then used to assist the design a manufacturing process and students are encouraged to further assess the safety impact of their chosen design. The team design project leads to the production of a design report which is the major assessed component within the module, however, there are other smaller items of assessment. * This module operates with compulsory attendance requirements. * Students will be required to complete a review which provides assessment of the team and individual team member performances. * The redemption from failure mechanism in EGA102 does not involve supplementary coursework worth 100 marks. * It is essential that all students contribute to the team project as, in the overwhelming majority of cases, failure to contribute to this component will cause failure of the module.