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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Process and System Engineering - S409025
Title: Process and System Engineering
Guaranteed by: Department of Chemical Engineering (409)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Actual: from 2022
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:5
E-Credits: summer s.:5
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/2, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)Schedule is not published yet, this information might be misleading.
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Guarantor: Šoóš Miroslav prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Kohout Martin Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : N409025
Is interchangeable with: N409025
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Annotation -
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The course should be interpreted as a continuation of the basic and advanced courses on chemical engineering with simultaneous application of knowledge from mathematics, thermodynamics and some other subjects. It could be taken as an introduction to process (chemical) engineering oriented to the utilization of tools, which are used in this field . Especially, system engineering as a common methodology for teh solution of various tasks concerning large systems. The main topic is simulation methods, which will be adopted by students also practically during the work with up-to-date simulation programs. Other themes comprise particular tools as balance calculations, optimization and proces syntheses. The course is completed with basic idea about process design, its goals, individual phases when designing a process and tools used for this purpose.
Aim of the course -
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Students will be able to:

Use simulation methods as a tool for process (chemical) engineering

Actively use up-to-date simulation programs

Use balance calculations wthin an industrial scale

Apply optimization and process syntheses at a basic level

Literature -
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  1. R: Vaněk T., Kohout M.: Lecture notes for PSE. Electronic form, 2012.
  2. A: Smith R.: Chemical Process Design and Integration. John Wiley, 2005 (ISBN 0-471-48681-7).
  3. A: Sinnot R.K.: Chemical Engineering Design. 4th ed. Elsevier, 2005 (ISBN 0-7506-6338-6).
  4. A: Peters M.S, Timmerhaus K.D., West R.E.: Plant Design and Economics for Chemical Engineers. McGraw-Hill, New York, 2003 (ISBN 0-07-119872-5).
  5. A: Walas S.M.: Chemical Process Equipment. Selection and Design. Butterworth-Heinemann Series in Chemical Engineering, 1990 (ISBN 0-7506-9385-1).
  6. A: Dimian A.C.: Integrated Design and Simulation iof Chemical Processes. Elsevier, 2003.

Learning resources -
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Syllabus -
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  1. Introduction. Theory of systems and chemical engineering. Teamwork. Application of computers in process design.
  2. Graph theory for process engineering. Technological scheme, flowsheet, process flow diagram.
  3. Mathematical models, types of models. Modelling of unit operations and streams. Steady-state models.
  4. Simulation generally. Simulation case. Steady-state simulation (flowsheeting). Sequential-modular approach for steady-state simulation.
  5. Equation-oriented approach for steady-state simulation.
  6. Thermodynamic models for simulation. Databases of physical and chemical properties.
  7. Simulation programs and their architecture. Commercial simulation programs (HYSYS, ASPEN Plus, MAX, PRO/II). Methodology for the formulation of a simulation case, evaluation and utilisation of the solution in practice.
  8. Balance calculation based on specified and/or measured data. Over- and under-specified balance tasks. Data reconciliation. Choice of spots for measurements.
  9. Batch and periodic processes. Dynamic balances and simulation.
  10. Optimisation of chemical engineering processes. Single- and multi-criterial optimisation.
  11. Synthesis. Design of heat exchanger networks and separation trains. Heuristical and evolutional algorithms.
  12. Energetical integration of processes.
  13. Conceptual and detailed design of chemical engineering processes.
  14. Economical calculations in process design.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (27.07.2018)

Mathematics I, Chemical Engineering I, Physical Chemistry (Thermodynamics)