Chemical Product and Plant Design Project I

Course Information
TitleΤεχνικό-Οικονομική Μελέτη Ι / Chemical Product and Plant Design Project I
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID20000853

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos CΗīmikṓn Mīchanikṓn (2021-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course958

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • HY4 Numerical Methods for Engineers
  • ME2 Mass and Energy Balances
  • FD5 Unit Operations I
  • FD6 Unit Operations II
  • XA6 Chemical Reactor Design I
  • XE8 Chemical Plant Design and Economics
General Prerequisites
From the 6 prerequisites students are required to have 5 successfully completed
Learning Outcomes
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. Other Objectives - 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
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
Study Implementation 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.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Students are encouraged to use Process Simulators and other appropriate computational tools (e.g. UNISIM and Matlab). The course's complete material is available via the e-Learning platform, which is also used for interacting with the student teams.
Course Organization
Written assigments20
Student Assessment
Written Examination on the topics of the seminars given and on a case by case basis and in additional material (60%). Evaluation of each team and each student separately from the supervisor based on a short technical report (40%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Report (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ιωάννης Κ. Κούκος, Εισαγωγή στο Σχεδιασμό Χημικών Εργοστασίων, Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, 2η Έκδοση, 2020
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 W.l. McCabe, J.C. Smith, P. Harriott, Βασικές Διεργασίες Χημικής Μηχανικής, 7η Έκδοση, 2015
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