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CHEMICAL AND PROCESS ENGINEERING
Course unit
SEPARATION UNIT OPERATIONS AND PROCESS SIMULATION
INN1032227, A.A. 2018/19

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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 12.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SEPARATION UNIT OPERATIONS AND PROCESS SIMULATION
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-2018-INN1032227-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 ALBERTO BERTUCCO ING-IND/25

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

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 12.0 96 204.0 No turn

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

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
8 A.A. 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 BERTUCCO ALBERTO (Presidente)
MASCHIO GIUSEPPE (Membro Effettivo)
BAROLO MASSIMILIANO (Supplente)
BEZZO FABRIZIO (Supplente)
SPILIMBERGO SARA (Supplente)
7 A.A. 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 BERTUCCO ALBERTO (Presidente)
BEZZO FABRIZIO (Membro Effettivo)
BAROLO MASSIMILIANO (Supplente)
SPILIMBERGO SARA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: This course requires basic knowledge about applied thermodynamics for both monocomponent and multicomponent systems, about mass and energy transport, and about pieces of equipment such as pumps, fans, compressors, heat exchangers, used in chemical plants.
Target skills and knowledge: 1) a systematic approach to the description, modeling and calculation of main unit operations for the separation and fractionation of components from liquid and gaseous homogeneous mixtures: distillation, absorption, stripping, solvent extraction.
2) ability of performing both the sizing and the rating of distillation, absorption and stripping towers, and solvent extraction equipment.
3) ability to utilize steady-state process simulators in a correct and 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: 1) written report (in English) about the homework assignments, to be done by groups of two/three students
2) written exam (in English) about the sizing or rating of a distillation, absorption or stripping tower, either tray or packed one (1,5 hrs, with access to books and personal notebooks)
3) oral examination (in English), with discussion about three questions randomly selected by the student from a list with three groups of questions which has been distributed to the class before the end of the semester.
To be noted: the oral exam can be taken only after the written exam has been passed.
Assessment criteria: The student evaluation is based on:
1) proven ability to correctly use Process Simulators (based on the report approval)
2) proven ability of designing and rating the main separation units (based on the written exam, and with a 25% weight on the final marks)
3) proven comprehension of theoretical concepts and techniques, in particular with respect to material and energy balances development for separation processes and to the design and rating procedures of tray and packed columns (based on the oral exam, and with a 75% weight on the final marks)
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.
Applications with two steady-state Process Simulators.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: 1) class lectures, with examples on how to write and solve simple mass and energy balances occurring in separation processes
2) class applied lectures with numerical examples regarding process design and sizing/rating of separation equipment
3) computer lab class, to learn how to use two steady-state Process Simulators
4) computer lab exerxises of process simulation
5) experimental laboratory demonstrations, regarding the sieve tray and packing hydrodynamics, and the start-up and operation of a pilot distillation column (10m high, with 30 sieve trays)
Additional notes about suggested reading: • Alberto Bertucco, Elena Barbera, Lecture notes on Unit Operations: distillation, absorption, stripping, solvent extraction, DII, Padova, 2018.
• 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
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Gianberto Guarise, Lezioni di Impianti Chimici. Distillazione, Assorbimento, Stripping, Estrazione liquido-liquido.. Padova: CLEUP, 2000. seconda edizione Cerca nel catalogo
  • Massimiliano Barolo, Gianberto Guarise, Esercizi di Impianti Chimici. Distillazione, Assorbimento, Stripping, Estrazione liquido-liquido. Padova: CLEUP, 2008. seconda edizione Cerca nel catalogo
  • 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 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Phillip C. Wankat, Separation Process Engineering. Boston, MA, USA: Prentice Hall, 2012. 3rd edition Cerca nel catalogo

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