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Syllabus for

Academic year
KBT156 - Preliminary plant design
 
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-17 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPISC
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Energy and Environmental Systems and Technology, Chemical Engineering
Department: 21 - CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: C

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0109 Project 4,0 c Grading: TH   4,0 c    
0209 Examination 3,5 c Grading: TH   3,5 c   28 Oct 2014 am M,  05 Jan 2015 pm V,  26 Aug 2015 pm M

In programs

MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Univ lektor  Gunnar Eriksson
Professor  Anders Rasmuson


Replaces

KBT155   Preliminary plant design

Course evaluation:

http://document.chalmers.se/doc/586ab710-8faf-47c4-8975-94a4145db36d


Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

The course is aimed at chemical engineering students at the MSc level and good knowledge in the fields of reaction engineering, separation processes and energy analysis is assumed. During the project work process integration methods and tools will be used, and course participants are expected to have basic knowledge in this field.

Aim

The aim of the course is to introduce a systems approach in design of a chemical process plant.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)


  • apply a systems approach to chemical engineering processes

  • use computer tools to optimize the process

  • decide the best process alternative from an economical, environmental and sustainable point of view

Content

In the basic courses in chemical engineering various separation processes, reactors and heat exchangers are studied separately. The main part of this course involves a project where the design of a chemical plant with all its components is performed, using modern computational tools. The systems approach is emphasized and aspects of operation, control, safety, environment, sustainability, optimization and economy are included.

Organisation

Project work in small groups. Series of lectures (including invited experts) on relevant topics including safety/environmental aspects; economy, layout, process control etc.

Literature

Towler, G., Sinnott R.: "Chemical Engineering Design", 2nd ed, Butterworth-Heineman 2013.

Examination

Written examination. Written and oral presentation of project. Both the written examination and the project presentations will be graded, and the final grading for the course is dependent equally on both grades.


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