The project focusses on the design of an industrial process (f.e., in 2020 this was the steam cracker and the methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) process at SABIC Geleen). The processes are selected in accordance with the company to be able to visit the process and present our results to the staff. A project team consists of 3-4 students. The project is finalized with a report and an individual oral exam.|
The project combines knowledge obtained in previous modules e.g.:
Chemistry (reaction equations, reaction mechanism)
Mass & energy balances
Kinetics and catalysis
Within the project this knowledge is extended on:
Estimation of properties, additional information collection, design of two or three selected unit operations, process control, industrial safety (two guest lectures) and process economics.
The calculations will be done in Excel (mass & energy balances) and Matlab (reactor design).
Two excursions are scheduled:
One-day excursion to the Safety lab of Nouryon, Deventer with lectures and demonstrations
One or two day excursion to the company involved to visit the investigated process.