CHEME 4620

CHEME 4620

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

Students prepare a full-scale feasibility study of a chemical process including product supply and demand forecasts, development of mass and energy balances and a process flow sheet sufficient for estimating the capital and operating costs of the process facilities. Students also define all off plot support facilities and estimate the capital and operating costs of those facilities as well. This information is used to develop an economic analysis of the facilities and to provide an ultimate recommendation as to the viability of the project.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: CHEME 4320.

Outcomes
  • By simulating a corporate work environment the students are introduced to the demands and expectations that they will face when they enter the workforce, and are thus better prepared to function in either the academic or the corporate environment. (c)
  • Each system design within the overall plant design requires the identification of relevant process design parameters and the solution of chemical engineering calculations to arrive at a design recommendation. The students are also taught an in house capital cost estimating algorithm, which they must use in determining the capital cost of their recommended designs. (e) The students use Aspen Tech Process Simulator and the ASPEN cost estimating system to first simulate and then determine the capital and operating cost of their design solutions. (k)
  • The students work in either three or four member teams and learn by experience and by instruction how to manage team dynamics to complete the work in a timely fashion. (d)
  • The students prepare power point presentations describing the results of their work for the week and present them to professors and TA's who critically evaluate both content and presentation. Written clarification memos for points arising from the presentation are also required. (g)
  • Stress is placed on the concept of designing to minimize environmental footprint and good corporate stewardship in design. (f)

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 5 Credits Graded

  • 10431CHEME 4620  LEC 001

  • 10432CHEME 4620  LAB 401

  • Design Project SPRC.

  • 10433CHEME 4620  LAB 402

  • Design Project SPRC.

  • 10434CHEME 4620  LAB 403

  • Design Project SPRC.

  • 10665CHEME 4620  LAB 406

    • WOlin Hall 246
    • Feitelberg, A

      Woltornist, A

  • Design Project GREENGENE.

  • 10932CHEME 4620  LAB 407

    • WOlin Hall 246
    • Feitelberg, A

      Woltornist, A

  • Design Project GREENGENE.

  • 10933CHEME 4620  LAB 409

  • Design Project GREENGENE.

  • 10934CHEME 4620  LAB 410

  • Design Project GREENGENE.

  • 10935CHEME 4620  LAB 411

  • Design Project GREENGENE.

  • 12240CHEME 4620  LAB 413

  • Design Project SPRC.

  • 12241CHEME 4620  LAB 414

  • Design Project SPRC.

  • 12242CHEME 4620  LAB 415

  • Design Project SPRC.

  • 10938CHEME 4620  LAB 418

  • Design Project BLUE LAKE.

  • 10939CHEME 4620  LAB 419

  • Design Project BLUE LAKE.

  • 11546CHEME 4620  LAB 421

  • Design Project Capitan.

  • 11547CHEME 4620  LAB 422

  • Design Project Capitan.

  • 11548CHEME 4620  LAB 423

  • Design Project Capitan.

  • 11549CHEME 4620  LAB 424

  • Design Project Capitan.