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KBT110 - Advanced chemical engineering and process analytical technology  
Avancerad kemiteknik och processanalytisk teknologi
 
Syllabus adopted 2015-02-10 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPISC
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Chemical Engineering
Department: 21 - CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


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

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   19 Mar 2019 am SB   Contact examiner,  27 Aug 2019 am 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)
MPSYS SYSTEMS, CONTROL AND MECHATRONICS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Ronnie Andersson


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 adapted to chemical engineering students, and basic chemical engineering and transport phenomena knowledge will be assumed. Some topics treated in preceding courses will appear, but will not be treated as extensively in this course.

Aim

The aim of this advanced course is to deepen and extend knowledge of a group of operations where transport phenomena are the basis for design. Some operations of importance for environmental work will be treated. The emerging field of process analytical technology (PAT) is introduced.

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


  • understand basic principles of mixing, crystallization, process analytical technology, drying and absorption

  • ability to select appropriate techniques for the processes above

  • formulate and solve problems related to the processes above

Content

This course consists of five parts: Absorption, Drying, Crystallisation, Mixing (multi-phase and non-Newtonian) and Process analytical technology. In absorption a gas mixture is contacted with a liquid to selectively dissolve one or more components by mass transfer from the gas to the liquid. Absorption is used to separate gas mixtures; remove impurities, contaminants, pollutants, or catalyst poisons from a gas; or recover valuable chemicals. Drying is one of the most common operations in process industries and can be found in almost all branches. In some cases, drying is an essential part of the manufacturing process, for example in paper making, though, in the majority of processing industries drying is carried out for one or more of the following reasons: reduce transport cost; to improve storage performance; increase the effective heat value (e.g. biofuel); make material more suitable for handling or provide definite properties. Crystallisation is an important operation in processing as a method of both purification and of providing crystalline materials in a desired size range. It has a wide range of applications in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Mixing is one of the most common operations carried out in the processing industries. It may be of interest simply as a means of achieving a desired degree of homogeneity, but generally to promote heat and mass transfer often combined with chemical reaction. In general, mixing operations involve several phases: solid/liquid, gas/liquid, liquid/liquid etc. and complications arise in the case of highly viscous Newtonian and non-Newtonian liquids. Process Analytical Technology (PAT) embrace novel analytical technology for design, analysis and control of manufacturing processes based on timely measurements during processing, conducted in an integrated system approach. PAT can be described as an emerging revolution of the chemical process industries. Quality control in real-time will reduce long production cycles, improve quality consistency, improve manufacturing efficiency and also enable a smarter development and scale-up of new products.

Organisation

The course contains lectures, exercises, project and laboratory work.

Literature

Seader J.D. and Henley E.J.: Separation Process Principles, 2nd ed., Wiley 2006.


Coulson & Richardson's: Chemical Engineering, vol1, 6ed, Fluid flow, heat transfer and mass transfer ,1999 (distributed as ebook).


Clayton T. C.: Multiphase flow handbook, CRC Press 2006 (distributed as ebook).


Handouts.

Examination including compulsory elements

Written examination. Compulsory laboratory and project work.


Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016.