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Second cycle
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School of Engineering
CHEMICAL AND PROCESS ENGINEERING
Course unit
SEPARATION UNIT OPERATIONS AND PROCESS SIMULATION
INN1032227, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
CHEMICAL AND PROCESS ENGINEERING
IN0530, Degree course structure A.Y. 2012/13, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 12.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SEPARATION UNIT OPERATIONS AND PROCESS SIMULATION
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ALBERTO BERTUCCO ING-IND/25

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/25 Chemical Plants 12.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 12.0 96 204.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/09/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Knowledge about pieces of equipment such as pumps, fans, compressors, heat exchangers, used in chemical plants.
Applied thermodynamics for both monocomponent and multicomponent systems.
Target skills and knowledge: Learning the fundamentals of the description, modeling and calculation of main unit operations for the separation and fractionation of components from liquid and gaseous mixtures: distillation, absorption, stripping, solvent extraction.
Performing both the sizing and the rating of distillation towers, absorption and stripping units, and solvent extraction equipment.
Achieving the ability to utilize process simulators in a sensible way in order to design and assess chemical plants and, more generally, processing units aimed to obtain the desired final product composition.
Examination methods: Both written and oral examinations. The oral exam can be taken only after the written exam has been passed.
Assessment criteria: The student evaluation will be based on:
1. ability of designing and rating the main separation units (hand calculations)
2. comprehension of theoretical concepts and techniques
3. material and energy balances development for separation processes
4. correct use of process simulators
Course unit contents: Fluid phase equilibrium thermodynamics.
Material balances on separation unit operations.
Energy balances on separation unit operations.
Distillation processes.
Stripping processes.
Absorption processes.
Solvent extraction processes.
Sizing and rating of sieve tray columns.
Sizing and rating of packed columns.
Process simulation and process simulators fundamentals.
Process simulator applications.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: In view with the teaching achievements expected, the activities and techniques include:
1. class lectures
2. class applied lectures with numerical examples regarding process design and sizing/rating of separation equipment
3. computer lab, to learn how to use Process Simulators
4. laboratory experiment, regarding the start-up and operation of a pilot distillation column (10m high, with 30 sieve trays)
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Gianberto Guarise, Lezioni di Impianti Chimici. Distillazione, Assorbimento, Estrazione liquido-liquido. Padova: CLEUP, 2000. seconda edizione
  • Massimiliano Barolo, Gianberto Guarise, Esercizi di Impianti Chimici. Distillazione, Assorbimento, Estrazione liquido-liquido. Padova: CLEUP, 2008. seconda edizione
  • Turton R., Bailie R.C., Whiting W.B., Shaeiwitz J.A., Bhattacharyya D., Analysis, Synthesis and Design of Chemical Processes. Upper Saddle River, NJ, USA: Pearson Education International, 2013. 4th edition
  • Phillip C. Wankat, Separation Process Engineering. Boston: Prentice Hall, 2012. 3rd Edition Cerca nel catalogo