CHEME 4620

CHEME 4620

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

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.

  • 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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 5 Credits Graded

  • 10390CHEME 4620  LEC 001

  • 10391CHEME 4620  LAB 401

  • 10392CHEME 4620  LAB 402

  • 10393CHEME 4620  LAB 403

  • 18229CHEME 4620  LAB 404

  • 10858CHEME 4620  LAB 407

    • W
    • Joo, Y

  • 10859CHEME 4620  LAB 409

    • W
    • Joo, Y

  • 10860CHEME 4620  LAB 410

    • W
    • Joo, Y

  • 10861CHEME 4620  LAB 411

  • 18230CHEME 4620  LAB 412

  • 11408CHEME 4620  LAB 421