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Chemical Engineering Design: Synthesis and Economics 4 (CHEE10005)


Chemical Engineering





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Course Summary

This course covers process design synthesis with heuristic and target-based methods presented for distillation and heat recovery systems, and process economics covering project economic analysis and principles for the allocation of investment between competing projects. In the synthesis section, qualitiative and approximate quantitative synthesis are presented for multicomponent distillation systems, while the pinch design method for designing networks of heat exchangers is described. The process economics section also describes how considerations of pollution, resource depletion and environmental impact can be introduced in economic analyses.

Course Description

20 LecturesL1-6 Distillation synthesisL7-12 Heat exchanger network synthesisL13-18 Process economicsL19-20 Consolidation and revision

Assessment Information

Written Exam 100%, Coursework 0%, Practical Exam 0%

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