529-0643-00L  Process Design and Development

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
LecturersG. Storti
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for Chemical and Bioengineering MSc, Programme Regulations 2005.

IMPORTANT NOTICE for Chemical and Bioengineering students: There are two different version of this course for the two regulations (2005/2018), please make sure to register for the correct version according to the regulations you are enrolled in.



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
529-0643-01 GProcess Design and Development3 hrs
Tue09:45-11:30HCI J 7 »
Wed10:45-11:30HCI D 8 »
G. Storti

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AbstractThe course is focused on the design of Chemical Processes, with emphasis on the preliminary stage of the design approach, where process creation and quick selection among many alternatives are important. The main concepts behind more detailed process design and process simulation are also examined in the last part of the course.
ObjectiveThe course is focused on the design of Chemical Processes, with emphasis on the preliminary stage of the design approach, where process creation and quick selection among many alternatives are important. The main concepts behind more detailed process design and process simulation are also examined in the last part of the course.
ContentProcess creation: decomposition strategies (reduction of differences - vinyl chloride production and hierarchical decomposition - ethanol production). Identification of the "base case design". Heuristics for process synthesis.
Preliminary process evaluation: simplified material and energy balances (linear balances), degrees of freedom, short-cut models, flowsheet solution algorithm).
Process Integration: sequencing of distillation columns, synthesis of heat exchanger networks.
Process economic evaluation: equipment sizing and costing, time value of money, cash flow calculations.
Batch Processes: scheduling, sizing and inventories.
Detailed Process Design: unit operation models, flash solution algorithms (different iterative methods, inside-out method), sequencing of nonideal distillation columns, networks of chemical reactors.
Lecture notesno script
LiteratureL.T.Biegler et al., Systematic Methods of Chemical Process Design, Prentice Hall, 1997.
W.D.Seider et al., Process Design Principles, J. Wiley & Sons, 1998.
J.M.Douglas, Conceptual Design of Chemical Processes, McGraw-Hill, 1988.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite: Thermal Unit Operations

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits7 credits
ExaminersG. Storti
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationThe exam may start with a discussion of the exercises treated during the semester.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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ProgrammeSectionType
Chemical and Bioengineering MasterElectivesWInformation
Chemical and Bioengineering MasterProcess DesignW+Information