To develop understanding of various simulations and programming tools for process design.
Optimization method. Heat and power integration. Reactor network design. Separation system selection and design. Design & Simulation Software: Introduction to various design and simulation software e.g. HYSYS, ChemCAD etc. (A particular software may be selected to cover the rest of the course contents) A review of capabilities and limitations of the design / simulation software. Flowsheets and sub-flowsheets. Defining process streams and use of Fluid Packages. Adding common unit operations in the flowsheet. Drawing simple Process Flow Diagrams (PFD) in HYSYS, steady state material and energy balances using graphical user interface and worksheet. Adding instrumentation and control components. Simple transient calculations.
Material and energy balance, Flow sheeting on HYSIS, Chem Cad and Matlab
Text and references:
HYSYS (or ChemCAD) User and Tutorial Guide
Davis, Timothy A. and Sigmon, Kermit, “MATLAB Primer, 7th Ed.” Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2004.
3. Chau, Pao “Process Control: A First Course with MATLAB”, Cambridge