PROCESS DESIGN

Second cycle degree in CHEMICAL AND PROCESS ENGINEERING

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: FABRIZIO BEZZO

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Examination methods: Written exam (40% of final marks) and team project (60%). The objective of the team project is the solution of a process design problem, the writing-up of a technical report, and the oral communication of the results.
Course unit contents: INTRODUCTION TO PROCESS DESIGN: Products in the chemical industry: commodities, fine chemicals, specialty chemicals. Process analysis, synthesis and design. Hierarchical flowsheet decomposition. Interaction between product and process design.
HIERARCHICAL APPROACH TO PROCESS DESIGN: Input data. Production operation: batch vs. continuous. Inputs/outputs structure. Reactor design and recycle structure. Separation system structure. Energy integration (pinch analysis). Rules of thumb for discriminating alternative design configurations. Process simulation for process design.
ECONOMICAL ASSESSMENT OF CHEMICAL PROCESSES: Estimation of capital costs. Estimation of manufacturing costs. Time value of money. Profitability analysis.
DESIGN REPORTS: Oral and written communication of design results.