2016 Chemical Process Synthesis for Development

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society
Egashira Ryuichi 
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Mon5-6(I4-B04/05)  Thr5-6(I4-B04/05)  
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Course description and aims

[Description] First, the overall flow of chemical process synthesis is outlined. Secondly, the respective steps in the flow, namely, creation of process design, syntheses of procedure and network of operations, and integration of operations and streams are explained. In addition, various examples of chemical processes are introduced- mainly processes for development are presented.
[Aims] Students acquire the basics of the process synthesis stage, which is one of the most important steps in chemical process development. From the various examples, they can also get to know how the conditions mentioned above are taken into consideration in chemical process syntheses, in order to deepen their understanding of process synthesis for development.

Student learning outcomes

When completing this course, students should be able to synthesize preliminary designs of chemical processes for sustainable development within given conditions such as global and regional environment, energy, and other regional characteristics.


Chemical process synthesis, Sustainable development

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

The course is consisted of lectures and exercises. Final report is assigned.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Outline of the course Chemical process
Class 2 Flow of chemical process synthesis
Class 3 Creation of chemical process design
Class 4 Heuristics in creation of chemical process design
Class 5 Exercise Review of Class1 ~ Class 4
Class 6 Synthesis of reactor network
Class 7 Synthesis of separation sequence
Class 8 Exercise Review of Class 6, Class 7
Class 9 Integration of operation
Class 10 Integration of material flow
Class 11 Integration of energy
Class 12 Exercise Review of Class 9 ~ Class 11
Class 13 Cases of biomass treatment processes
Class 14 Cases of biofuel processes
Class 15 Cases of water treatment processes Assignment of the report


No specified textbook

Reference books, course materials, etc.

[Reference books]
- Warren D. Seiderら, “Product and Process Design Principles: Synthesis, Analysis and Evaluation (3rd Edition),” Wiley (2008)
- L. マイヤーズ,W. D.サイダー 著,大竹伝雄 訳,「化学工学の基礎 化学プロセスとその計算」,培風館 (1982)
- D. M. Himmelblau 著,大竹伝雄 訳,「化学工学の基礎と計算」[原著第4版],培風館 (1986)
[Course materials]
The course material prepared for each class based on the above reference books is uploaded on OCW-i system after the class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Exercise 30 %, Report 70 %

Related courses

  • TSE.A204 : Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • ZUQ.T213 : Unit Operations
  • ZUQ.T202 : Thermodynamics

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

It is desirable to have finished the above related courses or similar.

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