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Unit Operations, Process Units, and Plant Design (Module III)

January 17, 2019 - March 14, 2019
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This is the third module in the Chemical Engineering for Non-Chemical Engineers Certificate Program. It is 100% Online.

Course Outline

Session 10 - Common Principles of Change

Type of change: Physical or chemical
Possibility (thermodynamic) and speed (Kinetics)
End point vs. equilibrium point
Phase equilibrium and Reaction equilibrium
Containers for “change"

Session 11 - Unit Operations: Solid Handling

Size reduction (comminution)
Crushers
Grinders

Session 12 - Unit Operations: Separation Methods - Part 1

Screening
Gravity Separation
Filtration
Absorption & Adsorbtion
Evaporation
Distillation
Crystallization
Centrifugation

Session 13 - Unit Operations: Separation Methods - Part 2

Drying
Extraction
Leaching
Membrane
Cyclones
Cooling Towers, Humidification, and Dehumidification

14 - Process Units: Reactions

What is a reactor?
Different types of reactors: Plug and Mixed
Single Phase vs. Multiphase
Endothermic vs. Exothermic

15 - Process Plant Design

Batch vs. Continuous
Steady State vs. Unsteady State
Hierarchy of Document Generation
Simulation
Sizing vs. Specification
Series and Parallel Process Items