Publication in the Diário da República: Despacho nº 2126/2019 - 01/03/2019
6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 TP
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 a chemical process.
Individual assignement work: Simulation of a biological product simplified recovery process.
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%.
- Pinho, H. (2020). Material de apoio de Processos Químicos Avançados. Tomar: IPT
- Westerberg, A. e Biegler, L. e Grossmann, I. (1997). Systematic Methods of Chemical Process Design. New York: Prentice-Hall
- Smith, R. (2016). Chemical Process Design and Integration. New York: John Wiley & Sons
- Bailie, R. e Shaeiwitz, W. e Turton, R. e Whiting, W. e Bhattacharyya, D. (2012). Analysis, Synthesis and Design of Chemical Processes. New York: Prentice-Hall
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).