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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Process Engineering and Design - AM409012
Title: Process Engineering and Design
Guaranteed by: Department of Chemical Engineering (409)
Actual: from 2019
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:4
E-Credits: winter s.:4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:1/2 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Master's (post-Bachelor)
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Šoóš Miroslav prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Kohout Martin Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : M409012, N409060
Annotation -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (12.04.2018)
The course is intended as a follow-up of "Process and System Engineering" course but oriented preferably to the process design. Students would get an idea of tasks and types of process design, the methodology, information sources, tools and control of a process project. Another part of the course concerns typical parts of the process, especially reaction and separation nodes. A self-standing part is devoted to heat exchangers and their utilization for the heat integration. The process economics is presented as an important task for a process engineer as well as the analysis of process safety and the impact on environment.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (12.04.2018)

Students will be able to:

Formulate the tasks of process design on different levels (from preliminary to detailed design)

Use various tool as simulation, balancing and optimization during the design of a process

Provide process integration, especially the heat integration employing pinch-point methods

Design various equipment from the process engineering view, especially reactors, separation equipment, heat exchanger

Use economic and environmental tools, evaluate the process economics and to propose the cash-flow

Literature -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (12.04.2018)

R. Šoóš M., Kohout M., Valenz L., Vaněk T.: Selected lectures (electronic form).

R. Smith R.: Chemical Process Design and Integration. J.Wiley, 2005.

R. Stanley M. Walas: Chemical Process Equipment. Selection and Design. Butterworth-Heinemann Series in Chemical Engineering. Montvale Avenue Stoneham, MA 02180, U.S.A.

A. Sinnot R.K.: Chemical Engineering Design. 4th ed. Elsevier, 2005.

A. Dimian A.C.: Integrated Design and Simulation iof Chemical Processes. Elsevier, 2003.

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).

Learning resources -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (12.04.2018)

Syllabus -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (12.04.2018)

1. Introduction into the process engineering and design. Equation-oriented (EO) approach for steady-state simulation. Global EO numerical methods.

2. Modelling of liquid and gas transport in pipe networks - EO approach.

3. Optimization of heat-exchanger networks. Pinch-point methods. Synthesis of heat-exchanger networks - EO approach.

4. Steady state modelling of separation columns - EO approach.

5. Steady state modelling of separation columns - EO approach, cont.

6. Recycle problems - EO approach.

7. Modelling of complex mixtures. Distillation curves, pseudo-components, oil fraction characterization and separation modelling.

8. Reactors. Continuous stirred tubular reactors (CSTR), plug flow reactors (PFR). Multiplicity of steady states, parametric senzitivity, runaway.

9. Aspects of process safety and reliability within the process design.

10. Dynamic simulation. Design of the measuring and control system for a process. Selection of measurement location for providing material and enthalpy balances of a process.

11. Dynamic simulation, cont.

12. Economical aspects of process design. Structure of the process economics, basic cash flow. Estimations of capital costs for a new process. Estimation of the cost of typical unit operations.

13. Lecture of invited guests from industry.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Práce na individuálním projektu 1,5 42
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 0,5 14
Účast na seminářích 1 28
4 / 4 112 / 112
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 10
Report from individual projects 60
Oral examination 30