[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 so on 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.
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
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
The course is consisted of lectures and exercise problems. Final exam is assigned.
|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 (1)|
|Class 9||5. Synthesis of separation sequence (2)|
|Class 10||Exercise problems-2||Review of Class 8, Class 9|
|Class 11||Solution for Exercise problems-2|
|Class 12||6. Integration of energy|
|Class 13||Exercise problems-3||Review of Class 12|
|Class 14||Solution for Exercise problems-3|
|Class 15||7. Examples of chemical processes for development|
|Class 16||Final Examination|
- 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
The course material prepared for each class based on the above reference books can be found on OCW-i.
Students' course scores are based on final exam (about 70%) and exercise problems (about 30%).
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.