Course Title : Process Design

Code 10E038
Course Year Master Course
Term 1st term
Class day & Period Fri 3rd
Location A2-304
Credits 2
Restriction Yes. See the additional information at the bottom of this page.
Lecture Form(s) Lecture and exercise
Language Japanese
Instructor Dept. of Chem. Eng., Professor, hinji Hasebe
Part-time lecturer, Kazuyoshi Baba
All the faculty members of Dept. of Chem. Eng.

Course Description

The fundamental skills of designing chemical processes which consist of various unit operations are learned. Then, a conceptual design exercise of a chemical process is executed using the knowledge of chemical engineering and process simulation system.


The results are evaluated by the contents of the final report and the oral presentation.

Course Goals

It is requested to understand the way of conceptual design, and to have the skill of designing chemical processes by applying the knowledge of chemical engineering and related field.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Concept of process design 1 The assembly of the optimally designed unit operations does not result in the total optimum system. The concepts of the system boundary and the total optimal design are explained.
Computer-aided process design 1 In an actual process design, use of a process simulator is indispensable. The design technique using the sequential modular approach, which is mainly used in the process simulator, is explained.
How to use process simulators 2 How to use the process simulator which is widely used in the real process design is explained.
Reality of process design 6 Process design consists of successive steps such as the acquisition of market research and data, process synthesis, and an equipment design. For these steps, the problems which should be taken into consideration are made clear, and the techniques which can be used at each step are explained.
Practice of a chemical process design The design exercise is executed by 2 to 3 students' group.
Oral presentation 4 The design result at each group is presented at the oral session where all the faculty members attend.


Lecture materials are distributed in the class.



The basic knowledge of chemical engineering such as the unit operation and reaction engineering are requested.

Independent Study Outside of Class

The design exercise is executed by 2 to 3 students' group.

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Additional Information

Each group of students is supervised by the professors of the affiliation laboratory. The credit obtained in this course cannot be counted as the credit for graduation if the students have taken the same subject at the undergraduate course of chemical process engineering.