Undergraduate Course: Chemical Engineering Design: Synthesis and Economics 4 (CHEE10005)
||School of Engineering
||College of Science and Engineering
||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
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||This course covers process design synthesis with heuristic and target-based methods presented for distillation and heat recovery systems, and process economics covering project economic analysis and principles for the allocation of investment between competing projects.
In the synthesis section, qualitiative and approximate quantitative synthesis are presented for multicomponent distillation systems, while the pinch design method for designing networks of heat exchangers is described.
The process economics section also describes how considerations of pollution, resource depletion and environmental impact can be introduced in economic analyses.
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Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2010/11 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1)
||WebCT enabled: Yes
|King's Buildings||Lecture||1-11|| 14:00 - 14:50|
|King's Buildings||Lecture||1-11|| 11:10 - 12:00|
|King's Buildings||Tutorial||1-11|| 11:10 - 12:00|
||Week 1, Monday, 14:00 - 14:50, Zone: King's Buildings. Classroom 2, Sanderson Building |
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00||16 sides / graph|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00||16 sides / graph|
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|Students should be able to:
(a) undertake rapid material balance and short-cut design calculations for a sequence of distillation columns; select promising sequences for a specified separation task using distillation; identify when distillation is inappropriate; compare alternative distillation sequences using an approximate quantitative method;
(b) find the pinch and minimum utility loads for a specified process heat integration problem; propose feasible minimum energy and minimum exchangers designs for a specified process heat integration problem;
(c) compare projects using the methods of Net Present Value, Discounted Cash Flow and Equivalent Minimum Investment Period; develop a plant capital cost estimate based on published data, Lang factors and cost indices; show how the 'external' costs of pollution etc may be internalised in the economic evaluation of a process; determine the impact of taxation, depreciation and investment incentives on the economic viability of a project; estimate the minimum acceptable rate of return at which a project will be viable.
|Two hour written examination at the end of the academic year.
||Dr Gail Duursma
Tel: (0131 6)50 4868
||Mrs Kim Orsi
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
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