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Course Detail

Course Name Process Intensification
Course Code 15CHE443
Program B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Electrically Enhanced Processes; Microfluidics: Electrokinetics, Magnetohydrodynamics, Opto-microfluidics; Pressure-based Enhancement; Compact Heat Exchangers: Plate Heat Exchanger, Printed-Circuit Heat Exchanger, Spiral Heat Exchanger, Chart-Flo Heat Exchanger, Polymer-Film Heat Exchanger, Foam Heat Exchanger, Mesh Heat Exchanger; Micro-heat exchangers: Small Channels and Designs; Significance of dimensionless numbers.

Unit 2

Intensified Reactors: Spinning Disk Reactors; Oscillatory Baffled Reactors; TaylorCouette Flow Reactor Microreactors: Basics & Applications; HEX Reactors; Induction Heating, Sonochemistry, Microwave Enhancement, Plasma Enhancement, LaserInduced Reactions; Choice of reactors based on reaction type; Operating regimes of reactors – Dimensionless Analysis.

Supercritical Operation; Intensified Separation: Distillation Columns – Divided Wall Columns, Compact Heat Exchangers; HiGee; Centrifuges; Membrane-based Separation; Intensified Mixing: In-line Mixers: Static Mixer, Mixing on a Spinning Disk, Induction-Heated Mixer;

Unit 3

Reactive Separations: Reactive Distillation and Reactive Extraction; Membrane Reactors – Applications to dehydrogenation; Steam-methane reformation;

Case studies: Reaction separation of Plastic/Biomass pyrolysis; Petrochemicals and Fine Chemicals, Refineries, Bulk Chemicals, & Nuclear Industry

Text Books

  1. David Reay, Colin Ramshaw, and Adam Harvey, “Process Intensification: Engineering for Efficiency, Sustainability and Flexibility” Butterworth-Heinemann, 2008
  2. Frerich J. Keil, “Modeling of Process Intensification”, Wiley-VCH, 2007 Relevant journal publications


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