2018 Industrial chemistry

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering
Hinode Hirofumi  Kurniawan Winarto 
Class Format
Media-enhanced courses
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Mon7-8(S514)  Thr7-8(S514)  
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Course description and aims

This course aims to provide students with basic knowledge on the processes in the chemical plants, which plays important role in human civilization. At each meeting, students will be introduced to a specific major industrial process such as petroleum, coal, cement, and agrichemical industry, and the underlying process that was used to transform raw material into product was explained. Moreover, production trends of the commodities as well as environmental issues related to various industries will also be covered.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
Understand the general flow of material inside various chemical industries.
Understand the general trend and future prospect of various chemical industries.
Understand the environmental issues related to various chemical industries.


Chemical plant, chemical process, chemical synthesis

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Different industrial chemical processes will be covered at each meeting, including the future prospect and environmental issues related to the processes.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction and environment aspect Introduction of the lecture, and environmental aspect of chemical industry
Class 2 Chemical processing Explain about the major chemical processing in chemical industry
Class 3 Petroleum industry Explain about the petroleum industry
Class 4 Coal industry Explain about the coal industry
Class 5 Natural gas industry Explain about the natural gas industry
Class 6 Petrochemical industry Explain about the petrochemical industry
Class 7 Polymer industry: plastic Explain about the plastic industry
Class 8 Polymer industry: fiber and film Explain about the plastic industry
Class 9 Rubber industry Explain about the rubber industry
Class 10 Cement industry Explain about the cement industry
Class 11 Soap and detergents Explain about the soap and detergents industry
Class 12 Agrichemical industry Explain about the agrichemical industry
Class 13 Pharmaceutical industry Explain about the pharmaceutical industry
Class 14 Biomass Explain about the biomass industry


None required

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Shreve's chemical process industries, 5th edition, Mcgraw-Hill international edition,
George T.Austin

Assessment criteria and methods

Attendance and quizzes (given at each lecture): 40%
Final report: 60%

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