CBEMS 149A Chemical Engineering Design I (2012-2013)

CBEMS 149A Chemical Engineering Design I

(Required for ChE.)
Catalog Data:

CBEMS 149A Chemical Engineering Design I (Credit Units: 3) Introduction to process design; flow sheets for chemical processes; synthesis of multicomponent separation sequences and reaction paths; synthesis of heat exchange networks; computer-aided design and simulation of processes and components pacts. Prerequisite: CBEMS110, CBEMS125C, CBEMS130. Only one course from CBEMS 149A, CBEMS 145 may be taken for credit. (Design units: 2)

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

Recommended Textbook:

Perry and Green, Chemical Engineers Handbook, McGraw Hill

Albert Yee
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC a, EAC c, EAC e, EAC f, EAC i, EAC j, EAC k.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Understand chemical engineering design process (EAC a, EAC e, EAC i, EAC j)

2. Account for risk and safety and environmental aspect of a design. ChE-2 (EAC c, EAC f)

3. Perform process synthesis and simulation. (EAC k)

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:

Economic Evaluation and Profitability, Equipment Sizing and Costing, Safety and Professional Ethics 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,

Class Schedule:

Meets for 2 hours of lecture and 3 hours of laboratory each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

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

Laboratory Projects:


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. 2 hour Lectures per week and 3 hour Labs per week.

Lectures: 50%
Laboratory Portion: 50%
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework 30%
  • Quizzes 20%
  • Final 50%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 3.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 3.0 credit units

June 10, 2013
Senate Approved:
January 23, 2009
Approved Effective:
2009 Fall Qtr