Fiches de cours 2017-2018

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Chemical engineering product design

ChE-413

Enseignant(s) :

Sivula Kevin

Langue:

English

Summary

Chemical product design has become more important because of major changes in the chemical industry. This course presents the basic method for chemical product design and gives direct practice to this procedure via a design project.

Content

Exploration of a simplified 4 step process for chemical product design. 

  1. List the Needs of the product 
    1. Categorize the needs as 'Essential', 'Desirable' or 'Useful'
    2. Convert vague or qualitative needs into quantitative specifications
  2. Develop a list of 20-200 Ideas that could satisfy the needs of the project 
    1.  Sort these ideas into 4 or 5 broad approaches.
    2.  Screen the ideas to identify the top ideas in each approach using quick calculations.
  3. Select the best ideas for further development
    1. Using kinetic or thermodynamic analysis together with a selection matrix technique.
    2. Assess the risk with each of the top ideas.
  4.   Preparation for manufacture
    1. Evaluate economic potential of product 
    2. Write an 'executive summary' of a business plan.

 

Students will then apply this method to a specifc product design project led by a product design coach.  

 

Keywords

product design, chemical products

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

none

Recommended courses

ChE 201 ChE 202 ChE 301 ChE 302 ChE 303 ChE 306 or equivalent are recommended

Important concepts to start the course

Basic chemistry and chemical engineering knowledge is required (Transport, Thermodynamics, Kinetics).

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Lectures, Exercises and course project

Expected student activities

Attending lectures, Completeing exercises, and doing a project

Assessment methods

20% Exercises 80% Project

Resources

Bibliography

Chemical Product Design (Cambridge Series in Chemical Engineering)
by E. L. Cussler , G. D. Moggridge

Ressources en bibliothèque

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11    
11-12    
12-13     
13-14    
14-15    
15-16    
16-17    
17-18    
18-19    
19-20    
20-21    
21-22    
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand