Apply acquired Chemical Engineering principles in the analysis, simulation, design, energy integration, optimization, and economic evaluation of current industrial processes. Final year students apply the knowledge they gained from the various areas in preparing a feasibility study that concerns a chemical plant.
Specific aims / educational objectives of the course are:
- Literature review
- Process alternatives
- Process flowchart development
- Mass and energy balances
- Basic and advanced design of unit operations (heat exchanger, catalytic reactor, etc.), process synthesis
Use of commercial simulators
- Energy integration (if appropriate)
- Economic evaluation
- Environmental impact using Life Cycle Assessment (if appropriate)
- HAZOP/HAZAN (if appropriate)
- Writing a technical report
- Presentation of results.
- The development and promotion of collaboration skills in teams
- The writing and presentation of a technical report
- The development of critical and design skills
- Selection of process flowcharts or units
- Simulation of the installation using modern computer tools.
- Optimization of units or their processes
- Economic evaluation of an industrial facility with real financial, technical, and other data
- Integration of specific environmental and risk assessments and risk analysis
- The technical presentation of the study
Course Content (Syllabus)
Use of modern computational tools for process modeling and simulation such as Honeywell UniSim Design and Mathworks MATLAB.
As required by the type of operation: Using Life Cycle Analysis assess the environmental impact of the process plant, and perform a risk and functionality study (HAZOP).
Student form teams of 5 members (with few exceptions).
The selection of individuals per team will be made by faculty with specific criteria that are followed internationally.
Each team represents a company of consultants or design team of Chemical and Process Engineering (up to each team to decide the company name and its logo)
Each team will select a representative (team leader) responsible for communicating with the faculty supervisor
Each team will be supervised by a faculty member.
There will be frequent mandatory meetings with supervisors throughout the duration of the project
The content and objectives of the meetings will be defined in detail in advance.
Additional bibliography for study
Ιωάννης Κ. Κούκος, Εισαγωγή στο Σχεδιασμό Χημικών Εργοστασίων, Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, 2η Έκδοση, 2020
Ray Sinnott & Gavin Towler, Chemical Engineering Design, SI Edition, Butterworth-Heinemann, 6th Edition, 2020
Max Peters & Klaus Timmerhaus, Σχεδιασμός και οικονομική μελέτη εγκαταστάσεων για μηχανικούς, Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, 5η Έκδοση, 2020 (με επίσης ελεύθερα διαθέσιμο εργαλείο υπολογισμών κόστους http://www.mhhe.com/engcs/chemical/peters/data/)
W.l. McCabe, J.C. Smith, P. Harriott, Βασικές Διεργασίες Χημικής Μηχανικής, 7η Έκδοση, 2015