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'''Welcome to the Northwestern University Chemical Engineering Process Design Open Textbook.''' <br />
 
'''Welcome to the Northwestern University Chemical Engineering Process Design Open Textbook.''' <br />
 
This electronic textbook is a student-contributed open-source text covering the materials used in our chemical engineering capstone design courses at Northwestern.
 
This electronic textbook is a student-contributed open-source text covering the materials used in our chemical engineering capstone design courses at Northwestern.

Revision as of 16:26, 22 December 2013

Welcome to the Northwestern University Chemical Engineering Process Design Open Textbook.
This electronic textbook is a student-contributed open-source text covering the materials used in our chemical engineering capstone design courses at Northwestern.

If you would like to suggest changes to these pages, please email you[at]northwestern.edu .

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Northwestern University Chemical Engineering Process Design Open Text Book


Contents


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Chemical Process Design Theory and Method

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Design Basis

  1. Define product and feed
  2. Preliminary market analysis and plant capacity
  3. Define site condition
  4. Block flow diagram

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Process Flow Diagram

  1. Literature review
  2. Process alternatives and technology options
  3. Define the major unit operations
  4. Process flow diagram

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Process Modeling and Simulation

  1. Reactors
  2. Separation processes
  3. Heat Exchangers
  4. Storage vessels
  5. Other vessels
  6. Plant hydraulics
  7. Utility systems
  8. HYSYS
  9. Aspen Plus

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Process Economic Analysis

  1. Estimation of capital
  2. Estimation of production cost
  3. Estimation of revenue
  4. Profitability measures

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Other Process Design Considerations

  1. Safety analysis
  2. Environmental concerns
  3. Controls and P&ID
  4. Sensitivity analysis
  5. Process optimization

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Chemical Process Design Projects

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Examples

  • Sugar Cane Ethanol Plant (2011)
  • Other examples

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Glycerol to propylene glycol

  • Design 1
  • Design 2
  • Design 3

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3-Hydroxypropionic acid to 1,3-propanediol

  • Design 1
  • Design 2
  • Design 3

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Succinic acid to 1,4-butanediol

  • Design 1
  • Design 2
  • Design 3

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