2018 Chemical Process Synthesis for Development

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Graduate major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society
Egashira Ryuichi 
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Mon5-6(S511)  Thr5-6(S511)  
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Course description and aims

[Description] First, chemical process in general and the overall flow of process synthesis are outlined. Secondly, the respective steps in the flow, namely, creation of process design, syntheses of operation procedures, integration of streams, and the fundamentals of simulations of the respective operations are explained. In addition, examples of chemical processes for development are introduced.
[Aims] Students acquire the basics of the process synthesis stage, which is one of the most important steps in chemical process development. From the examples, they can also get to know how the conditions from global to regional are taken into consideration in chemical process, in order to deepen their understanding of process synthesis for development.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to synthesize preliminary designs of chemical processes and to design the respective operations for sustainable development within given conditions such as global and regional environment, energy, and other regional characteristics.


Chemical process, 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 exercise problems. Final exam is assigned.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 0. Outline of the course 1. Introduction
Class 2 2. Flow of chemical process synthesis
Class 3 3. Creation of chemical process design (1)
Class 4 3. Creation of chemical process design (2)
Class 5 4. Heuristics in creation of chemical process design
Class 6 Exercise problems-1 Review of Class 1 ~ Class 5
Class 7 Solution for Exercise problems-1
Class 8 5. Synthesis of separation sequence
Class 9 Exercise problems-2 Review of Class 8
Class 10 Solution for Exercise problems-2
Class 11 6. Integration of energy
Class 12 7. Simulation of operation
Class 13 Exercise problems-3 Review of Class 11, Class 12
Class 14 Solution for Exercise problems-3
Class 15 8. Examples of chemical processes for development
Class 16 Final Examination


None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

[Reference books]
- Myers, A. L., and W. D. Seider; “Introduction to Chemical Engineering and Computer Calculations,” Prentice-Hall, 1976
- Treybal, R. E.; “Mass-Transfer Operations, Third Edition,” McGraw-Hill, 1980
- Regina M. Murphy; “Introduction to Chemical Processes: Principles, Analysis, Synthesis,” McGraw-Hill, 2007
- Himmelblau, D. M. and J. B. Riggs; “Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering, Eighth Edition,” Prentice-Hall, 2011
- Seider, W. D., D. R. Lewin, J. D. Seader, S. Widagdo, Rafiqul Gani, and Ka Ming Ng; “Product and Process Design Principles: Synthesis, Analysis, and Evaluation, Fourth Edition,” John Wiley, 2016
[Course materials]
The course material prepared for each class based on the above reference books can be found on OCW-i.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' course scores are based on final exam (round about 70%) and exercise problems (round about 30%).

Related courses

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

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

1) Students must have successfully completed the above related courses etc, or,
2) Students require the following knowledge:
- Chemical Engineering, especially, phase equilibrium, heat transfer rate, mass transfer rate, unit operations, such as, heat exchange, distillation, solvent extraction, absorption, and so on


The schedule is subject to change in consideration of the knowledge of students and course progress.

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