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.
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
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
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|
|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|
Shreve's chemical process industries, 5th edition, Mcgraw-Hill international edition,
Attendance and quizzes (given at each lecture): 40%
Final report: 60%