Course Title : Process Design

Code 70720
Course Year 4th year
Term 2018・1st semester
Class day & Period Friday・3rd Period
Location 304 Katsura A2 Bldg
Credits 2
Restriction Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture and Exercise
Language Japanese
Instructor Graduate School of Engineering, Professor Shinji Hasebe, Daicel Corp. Kazuyoshi Baba, and all faculty members in the Chemical Engineering Department

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 concept of process design and the procedure of conceptual design are explained.
Evaluation methods 1 After explaining the fundamental terms on economical efficiency evaluation, a single-year evaluation method and a multi-year evaluation method are explained.
How to use process simulators 1 The sequential modular approach that is commonly used in the process simulators is explained. Then, how to use process simulator is explained using the demonstration.
Reality of process design 6 According to the procedure of process design, some important points and available methods on market research, acquisition of data, process synthesis and equipment design are explained. (Intensive course)
Practice of a chemical process design 17 The exercise on process design is performed by group consisting of 2 or 3 students.
Oral presentation 4 The final design of each group is presented at the workshop where all members of the faculty attend.


The reference materials are prepared by teachers.



The basic knowledge on chemical engineering such as unit operation is requested.

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Additional Information

Since the exercise is supervised by faculty members in each laboratory, the registration is restricted to senior students belonging to Chemical Process Engineering Course.