Process and System Engineering - AP409004
Title: Process and System Engineering
Guaranteed by: Department of Chemical Engineering (409)
Actual: from 2019
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/0 other [hours/week]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: doctoral
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Šoóš Miroslav prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : D409005, P409004
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
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The course is planned for PHD students whose did not pass basic course of process and system engineering. General system engineering methods are presented including basics of graph theory. Main part contains mathematical modelling, simulation, simulation methods and softwares mainly oriented to steady-state simulation. The course also includes balances in industrial scale, synthesis, optimization and economic aspects of process design. The significant part of the course is dedicated to modeling of unit operations connected with solid phase.
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 in industrial scales
  • apply optimization and process syntheses at a basic level
Literature -
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R: Šoóš M., Kohout M., Valenz L, Vaněk T.: Lecture notes for PSE. Electronic form, 2017.

A: Smith R.: Chemical Process Design and Integration. John Wiley, 2005 (ISBN 0-471-48681-7).

A: Sinnot R.K.: Chemical Engineering Design. 4th ed. Elsevier, 2005 (ISBN 0-7506-6338-6).

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).

A: Walas S.M.: Chemical Process Equipment. Selection and Design. Butterworth-Heinemann Series in Chemical Engineering, 1990 (ISBN 0-7506-9385-1).

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 to PSE. Basic introduction to simulation in AspenPlus software. Thermodynamic models for simulation. Databases of physical and chemical properties.

2. Material balances. Modelling of basic unit operations and streams - mixers, splitters, pumps, compresors, turbines, pressure drop in real pipe.

3. Enthalpy balance - heat exchangers, design problem and optimization. Synthesis. Pinch-point methods. Design of heat exchanger networks and separation trains. Heuristical and evolutional algorithms.

4. Component splitters and separation columns steady-state modelling. One-stage separation (flash).

5. Special methods for rectification columns calculations - vapor-liquid equilibrium.

6. Packed and plate columns for extraction (liquid-liquid) and absorption (gas-liquid). Recycle problems. Decomposition.

7. Reactors. Continuous stirred tubular reactor (CSTR) and plug flow reactor (PFR). Multiplicity of steady states, parametric sensitivity and run-away.

8. Modelling of solid phase processes - introduction, population balances and their solution.

9. Modelling of solid phase processes - solid phase formulation (crystalization).

10. Modelling of solid phase processes - solid phase formulation (granulation).

11. Modelling of solid phase processes - solid phase-liquid separation (filtration).

12. Modelling of solid phase processes - solid phase-liquid separation (drying).

13. Modelling of solid phase processes - solid phase classification (screaning, milling).

Entry requirements -
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Necessary Chemical Engineering I. It is welcome to graduate in Chemical Engineering II or III. Physical Chemistry and / or Technical Thermodynamics. Good orientation in mathematics, or graduation of any subject from numerical mathematics.