As a chemical engineer, before you can make proposed process alterations you must consider the potential investment return. Yet, typically this involves detailed simulations and design work. Join process synthesis and integration experts Diane Hildebrandt and Bilal Patel and learn novel design and analysis techniques you can implement early on to avoid costly revisions to processes while reducing material and energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.
The design and analysis of chemical production processes – a new approach
In three days, you’ll discover tools that allow you to gain insight into a process by emphasizing the unity of the process. You’ll learn how to apply mass, energy and entropy balances in an entirely new way for the synthesis of flow sheets. You’ll examine how to analyze equipment – such as reactors and distillation columns – using mass, energy and entropy balances to identify measure and reduce inefficiencies. Plus, you’ll learn how to set up and calculate performance targets for your process, such as the minimization of CO2 emissions. You’ll take home strategies you can use to gain insight into processes, establish rigorous performance targets and enhance process performance all while conserving natural resources and reducing negative environmental impact.
Here’s a preview of what you’ll learn:
- Integrated process synthesis – an overview
- Mass balance
- Energy balance
- Defining the work of separation
- Calculating thermodynamic parameters of biological processes
- Developing flow sheets
You should attend if…
- This course will be useful to professionals working with production processes in the chemical industries – including:
- Design engineers
- Developers of new processes
- Supervisors of chemical manufacturing units
- Process chemical engineers
- Chemical engineers who work with laboratory teams to develop new processes and improve existing processes
Bilal Patel is a consultant at the Centre of Material and Process Synthesis (COMPS), the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He obtained his BSc and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand.
He has received numerous awards during his PhD studies, including the NRF Scarce Skills Scholarship and the Mellon Postgraduate Mentoring Programme Scholarship.