Module Notes
Undergraduate, 8th Semester (4th Year, Spring)
Module Category: Compulsory Modules
Module Type: Core Chemical Engineering, Advanced Chemical Engineering
Teaching Language: Greek
Course Code: CHM_1041
Credits: 6
ECTS Credits: 10
Teaching Type: Lectures (4h/W) Laboratory (4h/W) Project/Homework (1/Semester)
Module Availability on Erasmus Students: No
Course URL: E-Class (CMNG2166)
Module Details

Ability to search the literature in order to propose different design options and use of qualitative and quantitative assessment criteria for their evaluation

Ability to understand and resolve conflicting performance criteria

Ability to study and apply detailed design procedures for key process units

Ability to use preliminary HAZOP analysis to identify safety procedures

Ability to demonstrate proficiency in modelling and simulation of process plants using commercial software

Ability to prepare and present technical reports

Ability to.  manage a large scale project and working relationships within a large team effectively

Plant Design, Thermodynamics, Separtion Processes, ReactionEngineering

Students work in groups of 4-6 students. Each group is asked to develop a complete design that includes:

• Process technology selection  

The students collect information relative to alternative process technologies for producing the targeted product and use qualitative and quantitative criteria in order to propose a preliminary process flow diagram (PFD).

• Process simulation and energy and process integration

The PFD is simulated in a commercial simulator in order to construct detailed material and energy balances. The simulation is then followed by heat and process integration with the aim to simplify the PFD and to minimize energy consumption.

• Detailed design of Key Process Units 

Key process units are identified based on economic, safety and environmental performance criteria and groups are expected to develop detailed design for these units. Some of these units are new to the students (self-learning). 

• HAZOP analysis  

Having established a preliminary PFD the groups are expected to identify key process units for safety review. The groups are performing HAZOP analysis with the aim to propose appropriate hazard and risk management procedures.

• Techno-economic analysis and technical report preparation

Using the final PDF a detailed techno-economic evaluation is performed and a technical report is prepared and defended orally to a panel of academics. The potential Environmental Impact of the process in evaluated and an Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) is included in the report. 

Teaching Organization


Total Module Workload (ECTS Standards):

280 Hours

Weekly Team and Individual student assessment, oral presentation, technical report.

1. I.K.KOOKOS, Analysis of Chemical Processes, Tziola Publishing, 2011, in Greek

2. I.K.KOOKOS, Chemical Process Design, Tziola Publishing, 2007, in Greek

3. Perry's Chemical Engineers Handbook, McGraw Hill, Available in electronic document in University Library