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Fall 2010-2011
CBE 442   na, npdf

Design, Synthesis, and Optimization of Chemical Processes

Christodoulos A. Floudas

Introduction to chemical process flow-sheeting; process simulation design, sizing and cost estimation of total processes; process economics; introduction to optimization, linear programming, integer programming, and nonlinear programming; heat integration methods, minimum utility cost, minimum number of units, network optimization.

Sample reading list:
L.T. Biegler, I.E. Grossmann and A.W. Westerberg, Systematic Methods of Chemical Process Design
C.A. Floudas, Nonlinear and Mixed Integer Optimization: Fundamentals
W.D. Seider, J.D. Seader and D.R. Lewin, Process Design Principles

Reading/Writing assignments:
Total outside work load approximately six hours per week over the whole term, mostly concerned with problem solving. A major design project, which is addressed by groups of 2-3 students, runs throughout the semester.

Final Exam - 40%
Design Project - 40%
Problem set(s) - 20%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
CHE 341 and CHE 441..

Other information:
This is the capstone course in the chemical engineering curriculum, offered every fall for seniors in the department.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22113 L01 11:00 am - 11:50 am M W F   Engineering Quad A-Wing   A124   Enrolled:27 Limit:37
22111 B01 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm W   Engineering Quad A-Wing   A124   Enrolled:27 Limit:30