CHEMICAL PROCESS Principles – I

Semester IComments Off on CHEMICAL PROCESS Principles – I

Credit hours: 3(3-0)

Prerequisites: N/A

Objectives of the course:

To develop learning to analyze and solve material balance problems in processing units.

Course Outline:

Units, dimensions and conversions, Temperature and Pressure scales, Composition of mixtures, Principles of stoichiometric combination.

Nature of balances: Concept of a balance. Input-output relationships. Steady-state considerations. Black box approach. Sub-systems and interconnections. Familiarization with flow sheets. Mass balance diagrams and tables.

Mass balances for items of plant, Choice of basis/datum for balances. Overall and component balances, Limiting and excess reactants. Balances for systems with recycle, purge and by-pass streams. Mass balances for reactive processes. Mass balances for unit operations, Tie components. Balances for batch and continuous plant.

Text and references:

  1. Himmelblau David M. “Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering”. 7th 2003. Prentice Hall PTR.
  1. Felder Richard M., Rousseau Ronald W. “Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes” 3rd 2001. John Willey & Sons.
  1. Reklaitis G.V., Schneider Daniel R. “Introduction to Material and Energy Balances” 1983. John Wiley & Sons.
  1. Hougen Olaf A., Watson Kenneth M. “Chemical Processes Principles”. 2004,

John Wiley and Sons & CBS Publishers.

  1. Chopy & Hicks, “Handbook of Chemical Engineering Calculations” , 2nd Ed.

1994 McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing.

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