2022 Chemical Engineering Laboratory II

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Undergraduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Mori Shinsuke  Matsumoto Hideyuki  Fuchino Tetsuo  Yoshikawa Shiro  Taniguchi Izumi 
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Course description and aims

[Description of this course] This course will focus on topics related to “process system synthesis” and “process monitoring and control” and each topic consists of 4 classes.
In “process system synthesis”, topics include design of reaction and separation systems using computer simulations, conceptual design of a total process system with recycling, and a design project contest. Topics in “process monitoring and control” include programming for process monitoring and controlling systems, analysis and modeling of the process, and a design project contest.
[Aim of this course] The concept of modeling, simulation, evaluation, and optimization for process design is essential in the field of chemical engineering. The aim of this course is for students to gain an understanding of the concept of chemical engineering design related to process system synthesis and process monitoring and control. In order to nurture students' creativity, students are divided into small teams and their results are evaluated in the process contest.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to design a chemical process project related to process system synthesis and process monitoring and control with certain design constraints to acquire the ability to solve chemical engineering problems with multiple answers. Students will have the chance to tackle practical problems using both experimental study and computer simulations and to obtain the skills to improve design by not merely trial and error methodology but also by applying knowledge acquired through the chemical engineering course.


Process engineering, Process design, Reaction system design, Separation system design, Process modeling, Process monitoring, Process control

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

This course is divided into two topics, flow control and distillation operation, and one topic consists of four classes.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Process system synthesis (1): Computer simulations on the design of a reaction system Design of a reaction system using computer simulations
Class 2 Process system synthesis (2): Computer simulations on the design of a separation system Design of a separation system using computer simulations
Class 3 Process system synthesis (3): Conceptual design of a total process system with recycling Conceptual design of a total process system with recycling
Class 4 Process system synthesis (4): Evaluation of process design results Presentation and evaluation of process design results
Class 5 Process monitoring and control(1): Programming for a process monitoring system Program the process monitoring system
Class 6 Process monitoring and control(2): Experiment, analysis and modeling Make an experiment, analysis and modeling
Class 7 Process monitoring and control(3): Programming for a process controlling system Program the process controlling system
Class 8 Process monitoring and control(4): Contest for the process controlling system Perform process controlling system contest

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend a certain length of time outside of class on preparation and review (including for assignments), as specified by the Tokyo Institute of Technology Rules on Undergraduate Learning (東京工業大学学修規程) and the Tokyo Institute of Technology Rules on Graduate Learning (東京工業大学大学院学修規程), for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Textbook is prepared and distributed by the instructor.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Japanese textbook specified by the instructor.

Assessment criteria and methods

Assessment is based on the quality of the report.
Full attendance and completion of all experiments are compulsory.

Related courses

  • CAP.C213 : Chemical Process System I (Analysis and Composition)
  • CAP.C313 : Chemical Process System II (Design and Control)
  • CAP.C333 : Chemical Process Design Practice I
  • CAP.C343 : Chemical Process Design Practice II
  • CAP.B305 : Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry Laboratory III
  • CAP.C332 : Chemical Engineering Laboratory I

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

Students must have successfully completed Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry Laboratory III (CAP.B305).

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