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Revision as of 19:29, 24 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 .


Northwestern University Chemical Engineering Process Design Open Text Book


Contents


Chemical Process Design Theory and Method

Design Basis

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

Process Flow Diagram

  1. Process alternatives and technology options
  2. Reactors
  3. Separation processes
  4. Process flow diagram

Process Modeling and Simulation

  1. Heat Exchangers
  2. Storage vessels
  3. Other vessels
  4. Utility systems
  5. Heat transfer equipment: Heat exchangers, boilers, condensers, heaters and coolers
  6. Process hydraulics: Hydraulic systems, pressure drop, valves, pumps, and compressors

Process Economic Analysis

  1. Estimation of capital
  2. Estimation of production cost and revenue
  3. Economic evaluation
  4. Sensitivity analysis and design optimization

Other Process Design Considerations

  1. Process safety
  2. Process hazards
  3. Environmental concerns
  4. Controls and P&ID

Chemical Process Design Projects

Examples

  • Sugar Cane Ethanol Plant (2011)
  • Other examples

Glycerol to propylene glycol

  • Design 1
  • Design 2
  • Design 3

3-Hydroxypropionic acid to 1,3-propanediol

  • Design 1
  • Design 2
  • Design 3

Succinic acid to 1,4-butanediol

  • Design 1
  • Design 2
  • Design 3


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