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School of Engineering
CHEMICAL AND PROCESS ENGINEERING
Course unit
PROCESS DESIGN
INP5071884, A.A. 2018/19

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. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PROCESS DESIGN
Website of the academic structure https://elearning.unipd.it/dii/course/view.php?id=765
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/dii/course/view.php?idnumber=2018-IN0530-000ZZ-2017-INP5071884-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge FABRIZIO BEZZO ING-IND/25

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/25 Chemical Plants 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 A.A. 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 BEZZO FABRIZIO (Presidente)
BAROLO MASSIMILIANO (Membro Effettivo)
BERTUCCO ALBERTO (Supplente)
CIMETTA ELISA (Supplente)
FACCO PIERANTONIO (Supplente)
GIOMO MONICA (Supplente)
MASCHIO GIUSEPPE (Supplente)
SANTOMASO ANDREA CLAUDIO (Supplente)
SPILIMBERGO SARA (Supplente)
STRUMENDO MATTEO (Supplente)
VIANELLO CHIARA (Supplente)
2 A.A. 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 BEZZO FABRIZIO (Presidente)
BAROLO MASSIMILIANO (Membro Effettivo)
BERTUCCO ALBERTO (Supplente)
MASCHIO GIUSEPPE (Supplente)
SANTOMASO ANDREA CLAUDIO (Supplente)
SPILIMBERGO SARA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Knowledge of chemical reaction engineering, unit operations (heat exchange, distillation, absorption), process simulation.
Target skills and knowledge: How to set up a flowsheet for a chemical process. How to develop and assess process alternatives. Understanding the input/output relation between reactions and process structure. How to synthesize and design a separation system. How to apply energy integration techniques in process design. How to apply economic principles to assess chemical processes. Teamworking for project development.
Examination methods: Team project. 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.
Assessment criteria: Assessment on capability of i) analysing a production process and developing a process flowsheet in a critical way following a conceptual design approach, ii) assessing an investment profitability; iii) team working, iv) oral presentation skills
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.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures, numerical exercises and hands-on exercises on commercial software.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • G. Towler, R. Sinnott, Chemical engineering design. Principles, practice and economics of plant and process design.. --: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • R. Turton, R.C. Bailie, W.B. Whiting, J.A. Shaeiwitz, D. Bhattacharyya, Analysis, synthesis, and design of chemical processes. --: Prentice Hall, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • J.M. Douglas, Conceptual design of chemical processes. --: McGraw-Hill, 1988. Cerca nel catalogo
  • W.D. Seider, J.D. Seader, D.R. Lewin, S. Widagdo, Product and process design principles. --: Wiley, 2009. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Problem based learning
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving
  • Peer assessment
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)
  • Learning contract/agreement

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Kaltura (desktop video shooting, file loading on MyMedia Unipd)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action