CBEMS 149A Chemical Engineering Design I (2017-2018)

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 and CBEMS125C and CBEMS130. Chemical Engineering majors only. (Design units: 2)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0072392661.

Recommended Textbook:

Perry and Green, Chemical Engineers Handbook, McGraw Hill

Albert Yee
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Understand chemical engineering design process

2. Account for risk and safety and environmental aspect of a design. ChE-2

3. Perform process synthesis and simulation.

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, Job shop/Flow shop

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:

Ammonia synthesis, compressor stage, Ammonia cooling, Aspirin production, process with recycle streams, flash and knock out drum designs, siziup of equipment

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: 15%
  • Individual projects: 35%
  • Tean projects: 15%
  • Final: 35%
  • 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

February 22, 2017
Senate Approved:
March 11, 2014
Approved Effective:
2014 Fall Qtr