CBEMS 145 Chemical Engineering Design (2012-2013)

CBEMS 145 Chemical Engineering Design

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

CBEMS 145 Chemical Engineering Design (Credit Units: 5) Application of chemical engineering science techniques to design of chemical processes. Introduction to systematic design of separations and the integration of energy requirement. Integration of process economics and optimization. Consideration of retrofit design of nontraditional chemical processes, process safety. Prerequisite: CBEMS110, CBEMS120B or CBEMS125C, CBEMS130. CBEMS 145 and CBEMS 149A may not both be taken for credit. Only one course from CBEMS 145, CBEMS 149A may be taken for credit. (Design units: 5)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0071240444.

Recommended Textbook:

Perry, H. Chemical Engineers Handbook, McGraw-Hill

Young Jik Kwon
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC a, EAC c, EAC d, EAC e, EAC f, EAC h, EAC j, EAC k.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Design a process using computer tools. (EAC c, EAC d, EAC h)

2. Account for risk and safety and environmental aspect of a design. (EAC a, EAC c, EAC e, EAC j)

3. Write a report. (EAC k)

4. Optimize a chemical process (EAC a, EAC c, EAC e, EAC j, EAC k)

5. Perform economic analysis, process synthesis, shortcut and computer-aided design methods (EAC c, EAC f)

Prerequisites by Topic

Material and energy balances, thermodynamic analysis of chemical processes, isothermal and nonisothermal reactor design, heat and mass transfer processes, various separation processes.

Lecture Topics:

Process Synthesis, Degree of Freedom Analysis, Computational Sequencing for Modular Flowsheeting, Design Hierarchy, Heat Recovery Network and Energy Integration, Optimal Design, Heat Exchanger Design, Compressors & Turbines Design, Equipment Sizing and Costing, Economic Evaluation and Profitability, Safety and Professional Ethics

Class Schedule:

Meets for 5 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Extensive use of the chemical process design and synthesis package programs: Provision Pro/II. Microsoft Excel, MathCad, and Microsoft Word.

Laboratory Projects:

Modular Sequencing, Heat Exchanger Design, Ammonia Process Simulation, Sizing of Equipment & Capital & Operating Costs, and more

Professional Component

Contribute toward the Chemical Engineering Major design experience.

Design Content Description

Design of unit operations and synthesis for the design of chemical processes. 5 hour Lectures per week. 3 hour Lab Discussion per week for Heat Exchanger Design, Ammonia Process Simulation, Sizing of Equipment & Capital & Operating Costs.

Lectures: 70%
Laboratory Portion: 30%
Grading Criteria:
  • Attendance: 10%
  • Homework: 30% (15% written, 15% computer lab)
  • Midterm: 15%
  • Final written report: 30%
  • Presentation: 15%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 5.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 5.0 credit units

July 9, 2012
Senate Approved:
April 8, 2008
Approved Effective:
2008 Fall Qtr