2016 Unit Operations

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International Development Engineering
Egashira Ryuichi 
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Course description and aims

The chemical process consists of various types of unit operations in order to convert raw materials to products. In this course, the basic methods for designing a number of typical unit operations are studied.

Student learning outcomes

After studying this subject, the students should be able to carry out a basic design of typical unit operations which make up a chemical process.


Unit operation, Design, Chemical Process

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Lectures and exercises to deepen understanding of the subject.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Fundamentals of unit operations
Class 2 Classification and Thickening
Class 3 Filtration, Mixing and Agitation
Class 4 Exercise (1) Designs of classification and thickening, filtration, mixing and agitation
Class 5 Heat exchange
Class 6 Distillation-1
Class 7 Distillation-2
Class 8 Exercise (2) Designs of heat exchange, distillation


No specified textbook

Reference books, course materials, etc.

[Reference books]
- Fujita; "Kagakukogakuenshu" (2nd ed), Tokyo Kagaku Dojin (2000)
- Treybal; "Mass-Transfer Operations" (第3版),McGraw-Hill (1980)
- Fujita; "Kagakukogaku (I)" (Iwanamizensho, 2nd ed), Iwanamishoten (1979)
- Oyama; "Kagakukogaku (II)" (Iwanamizensho), Iwanamishoten (1963)
- Otake; "Kagakukogaku (III)" (Iwanamizensho, 2nd ed), Iwanamishoten (1978)
[Course materials]
The course material prepared for each class based on the above reference books etc is uploaded on OCW-i system after the class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Exercise 30 %, Final exam 70 %

Related courses

  • TSE.A204 : Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • ZUQ.T202 : Thermodynamics
  • ZUQ.T311 : Exercises on International Deveopment Engineering
  • GEG.T412 : Chemical Process Synthesis for Development

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

It is required to take "TSE.A204 : Chemical Reaction Engineering" and "ZUQ.T202 : Thermodynamics" in the above.

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