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Course module: 202000747
Project Process Design
Course info
Course module202000747
Credits (ECTS)7
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact A.G.J. van der Ham
Lecturer J.G.M. Becht
Examiner A.G.J. van der Ham
Contactperson for the course A.G.J. van der Ham
Examiner E. Zondervan
Academic year2021
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes

The project focusses on the design of an industrial process (f.e., in 2021 this was the Methyl-Tert-Butyl (MTBE) process and the Propylene Oxide-t-butyl alcohol (PO-TBA) process at  LyondellBasell Rotterdam). The processes are selected in accordance with the company to be able to visit the process and present our results to the staff. In 2021 this was due to Corona an online visit via Teams. 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.:
Information collection
Chemistry (reaction equations, reaction mechanism)
Mass & energy balances
Kinetics and catalysis
Reactor design
Distillation column design
Matlab modelling
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.
In 2021 both were online visits.
Assumed previous knowledge
Minimum a sufficient for the process techn. part of CSE M2 (Process Eng.) or a sufficient for the course Basics for Process Des. (201500151).

This study unit can only be done in combination wit CSE M8A: Intro to Chem. Reaction Eng., and CSE M8A: Intro Separation Methods.

(additional) entry requirement(s) for minor students:
Only for students with a prior techn. education, who have knowledge of the basic principles of phys. transport phen. and have taken an intro course in process techn.
Module 8A
Participating study
Bachelor Chemical Science & Engineering
Required materials
Recommended materials
Chemical Engineering Design by R. Sinnott and G. Towler (ebook via library) (EAN 9780081025994 )
Handouts via Canvas
Instructional modes

Project unsupervised
Presence dutyYes

Project Process Design

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