529-0643-01L  Process Design and Development

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersG. Guillén Gosálbez
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
529-0643-01 GProcess Design and Development3 hrs
Tue09:45-11:30HCI D 8 »
Wed12:45-13:30HCI H 2.1 »
G. Guillén Gosálbez

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AbstractThe course is focused on the design of Chemical Processes, with emphasis on the preliminary stages 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.
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.
ContentProcess creation: heuristics vs. mathematical programming.
Heuristics for reaction and separation operations, heat transfer and pressure change.
Introduction to optimization in process engineering and the modeling software GAMS.
Process economic evaluation: equipment sizing and costing, time value of money, cash flow calculations.
Process environmental evaluation: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).
Process integration: sequencing of distillation columns using mixed-integer linear programming (MILP), and synthesis of heat exchanger networks using mixed-integer nonlinear programming (MINLP).
Batch processes: scheduling, sizing, and inventories.
Principles of molecular design using mixed-integer programming.
Lecture notesno script
LiteratureMain books
1. Biegler, L.T., Grossmann, I.E., Westerberg, A.W. Systematic methods of chemical process design,
Prentice Hall International PTR (1997).
2. Douglas, J.M. Conceptual design of chemical processes, McGraw-Hill (1988).
3. Seider, W.D., Seader, J.D., Lwin, D.R., Widagdo, S. Product and process design principles: synthesis,
analysis, and evaluation, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2010).
4. Sinnot, R.K., Towler, G. Chemical Engineering Design, Butterworth-Heinemann (2009).
5. Smith, R. Chemical process design and integration, Wiley (2005).

Other references
6. Edgar, T. F., Himmelblau, D. M. Optimization of chemical process, Mcgraw Hill Chemical Engineering
Series (2001).
7. Haydary, J. Chemical Process Design and Simulation, Wiley (2019).
8. Turton, R., Shaeiwitz, A., Bhattacharyya, D., Whiting, W. Synthesis and Design of Chemical
Processes, Prentice Hall (2013).
9. Klöpffer, W., Grahl, B. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA): A Guide to Best Practice, Wiley (2014).
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite: Basic knowledge on unit operations, mainly reaction engineering and distillation. It is recommended that the student takes the module "Process Simulation and Flowsheeting" before "Process Design and Development", but it is not mandatory.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersG. Guillén Gosálbez
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Admission requirementThe assessment is based on a written exam (80%) and the coursework (20%). Both marks should sum up 4 out of 6 points (or 60 points out of 100).
Mode of examinationwritten 180 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationThe compulsory continuous performance assessment is based on a set of exercises that represent 20% of the total mark. The compulsory continuous performance assessment task needs not to be passed on its own. The module is passed with 4 out of 6 points (i.e., 60 out of 100), where the total mark comes from the exam (80%) and the coursework (20%).
Written aidsAll learning material (books, lecture notes, personal notes etc.) and calculation means (calculators, scientific calculators, personal laptops etc.) are allowed
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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