Advanced Chemical Processes

Mestrado em Tecnologia Quimica
6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 TP

- Henrique Joaquim de Oliveira Pinho

Basic skills on chemical processes design (Mass-energy balances).

Students should acquire skills on analysis, design and mass and energy integration of chemical processes and should be able to use computational methods for chemical simulation.

1.Introduction: Chemical process industries generic structure; Process diagrams; Mass and energy balances; Equipment sizing; Preliminary economic evaluation; Process simulation principles and use of computacional methods;
2.Chemical processes design principles: Concept of chemical process design problem - Relationship with new chemical process design activities; Process design steps;
3.Selection and configuration of reactive systems: Chemical reactors performance and operational conditions; Reactional systems configuration;
4.Design of separation processes: heterogenous mixtures separation; homogenous mixtures separation;
5.Prediction of properties and operating conditions: prevision of physical, thermo-physical and thermo-chemical properties; Operational operations heuristics; 6.Analysis and design of energy networks: Heat transfer equipment and heat exchange networks design; integration of heat transfer equipments;
7.Mass integration networks and green chemistry.
Team assignement work: Simulation of the phenyl acetic acid production process.
Individual assignement work: Simulation of a biological product simplified recovery process.

Evaluation Methodology
A written test (50% of final grade) and practical component (50% of final grade). The practical part include a group assignment work (30%) and an individual assignment (10%). Participation and presences account for 10%.

- Westerberg, A. e Biegler, L. e Grossmann, I. (1997). Systematic Methods of Chemical Process Design. New York: Prentice-Hall
- Smith, R. (2005). Chemical Process Design and Integration. New York: John Wiley & Sons
- Shaeiwitz, W. e Bailie, R. e Turton, R. (2009). Analysis, Synthesis and Design of Chemical Processes. New York: Prentice-Hall
- Pinho, H. (0). Material de apoio.Acedido em31 de janeiro de 2017 em

Method of interaction
Lectures supported by demonstrations and resolution of practical cases. Theoretical and practical sessions focused on the simulation of chemical processes by computational means.

Software used in class
In theoretical-practical there are used chemical processes integration and simulation applications (e.g. DWSIM and HINT software), and developed spreadsheets (Excel).