Chemical process design process, Hierarchy of chemical process design and integration, Newdesign vs. retrofit, approaches, Heuristics for process design. Conceptual Process Synthesis – Diagrams for understanding chemical processes, Structure and hierarchical synthesis of flow sheets.
Reactor Network Synthesis - Reactor type and conditions for reaction systems, geometric techniques for synthesis of reactor networks.
Separation system Synthesis – Distillation column sequencing for ideal liquid mixtures, Separation system structure for non-ideal mixtures using distillation / residue curves. Reaction, Separation and recycle systems for batch and continuous processes.
Heat Exchanger Network: Synthesis using Pinch Technology – Targets for minimum utilities, area, total cost. Pinch design method for heat exchange network design, Evolutionary synthesis for minimum number of exchanges design. Heat integration of process equipments.