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KBT156 - Preliminary plant design
Projektering av kemiska processanläggningar
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-12 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPISC
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Energy and Environmental Systems and Technology, Chemical Engineering
Department: 21 - CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Application code: 25117
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: C+
Maximum participants: 45

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0109 Project 4,0c Grading: TH   4,0c    
0209 Examination 3,5c Grading: TH   3,5c   28 Oct 2020 am J   05 Jan 2021 pm J,  25 Aug 2021 pm J

In programs

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

Examiner:

Gunnar Eriksson

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Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

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 including compulsory elements

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.


Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016.