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.
LECTURES: 4 h/w
LAB/PRACTICE: 6 h/w
Total Module Workload (ECTS Standards):
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