Sep 26, 2022
CHE 4300 - Chemical Engineering Process Design I
Study and practice of the steps required for preliminary design of chemical processes. Process synthesis, computer flowsheeting, layout, economics and process safety are presented. Application of skills from previous required courses is utilized. Particular emphasis on Hazard and operability analysis of chemical processes and the subsequent safe operation criteria. The year-long senior design project is started.
Requisites: CHE 3600 and 3700
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 recitation
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to analyze and produce the various flow diagrams used to describe chemical engineering processes.
- Students will be able to apply material and energy balances to describing current or designing proposed chemical processes.
- Students will be able to utilize a chemical process simulator to design a process, including selecting the appropriate thermodynamic model.
- Students will be able to apply transport and unit operation principles to the selection of appropriate equipment for a chemical process.
- Students will be able to sequence a separation train based on standard heuristics and process principles.
- Students will be able to apply the concepts of Inherently Safer Design to a chemical process.
- Students will be able to identify the safety hazards in a chemical process in the areas of flammability, reactivity, and toxicity.
- Students will be able to identify the ethical and professional responsibilities associated with chemical engineering design.
- Students will be able to research (independently and as a team) candidate technologies, unfamiliar unit operations and reaction schemes, and other information necessary to the synthesis and design of a process to produce a chemical product.
- Students will be able to produce a professional memo in appropriate format and style.
- Students will be able to make a professional presentation in appropriate format and style.
- Students will be able to participate effectively in a team completing a chemical process design through leadership and individual contributions.
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