ChE-408 / 3 credits

Teacher: Randall Harvey

Language: English


Summary

The first part of the course (~20%) is devoted to green chemistry and life cycle assessment. The remainder focuses on process intensification (fundamentals, detailed description of a few selected technologies, with a special focus on microreactors). Examples and exercises are included.

Content

Keywords

Green chemistry and engineering, life cycle assessment, process intensification, micro-structured reactors

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Transport phenomena

Chemical kinetics

Thermodynamics

Chemical reaction engineering

Thermal safety of chemical processes

Separation processes

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Estimate the "greenness" of a chemical process using the appropriate criteria and metrics
  • Choose the best technology for carrying out a chemical reaction based on the relevant physico-chemical, economical and ecological criteria
  • Design intensified processes with enhanced performance and sustainability
  • Assess / Evaluate the impact of various technologies and operating conditions on key process factors such as heat transfer, mass transfer, mixing time and residence time distribution
  • Describe the influence of micromixing on reactor performance and product distribution in homogeneous systems.
  • Compute the residence time distribution, heat transfer performance and mixing time in micro-structured devices
  • Design thermally safe micro- or milli-flow processes for highly exothermic reactions

Teaching methods

ex-cathedra with integrated exercise sessions

Expected student activities

Take notes during lectures

Participate to exercise sessions

Assessment methods

One final exam (written)

Resources

Bibliography

•Hessel, V., A. Renken, J.C. Schouten and J.-I. Yoshida (eds.). Micro Process Engineering—A Comprehensive Handbook. 2009. Wiley-VCH.

•Poux, M., P. Cognet and C. Gourdon. Green Process Engineering
From Concepts to Industrial Applications. 2015. CRC Press.

•Boodhoo, K. and A. Harvey. Process Intensification for Green Chemistry: Engineering Solutions for Sustainable Chemical Processing. 2013. John Wiley & Sons Inc.

•Kashid, M., A. Renken and L. Kiwi-Minsker. Microstructured Devices for Chemical Processing. 2015. Wiley-VCH.

•Poux, M., P. Cognet and C. Gourdon. Green Process Engineering. 2015. CRC Press.

•Hessel, V., Kralisch, D. and N. Kockmann. Novel Process Windows, 2015. Wiley.

•Cavani, F., G. Centi, S. Perathoner, F. Trifiro, Sustainable Industrial Processes. Sustainable Industrial Chemistry, 2009, Wiley-VCH.

Ressources en bibliothèque

Notes/Handbook

Slides in moodle

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Process intensification and green chemistry
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Process intensification and green chemistry
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Process intensification and green chemistry
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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