Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Technologies and Chemical Processes

Code

10573

Academic unit

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Department

Departamento de Química

Credits

6.0

Teacher in charge

Isabel Maria de Figueiredo Ligeiro da Fonseca

Weekly hours

4

Total hours

106

Teaching language

Português

Objectives

The students  have to learn how to  formulate and solve material and  energy  balances  on chemical processes systems.The  basic concepts of thermodinamics, unit operations, kinetics and process dinamics are introduced.Some technologies and  processes used in chemical industry (case studies) are analised and discussed.

Prerequisites

No requirements

Subject matter

1-Engineering Problem analysis.

Introduction to engineering calculations.Processes and process varibles.

2- Material  Balances

Fundamentals of material balances on reactive and non reactive processes. Balances on multiple unit processes.

3- Energy  Balances

Energy and  energy balances. Balances on non reactive processes. balances on reactive  processes

4 -Case Studies

Refining processes( Destillation, catalytic cracking and reforming). Synthesis of methanol. Fisher Tropsh Process. Steam  reforming of natural gas

Bibliography

 Elementary Principles of Chemical  Processes, Richard Felder, Ronald W.Rousseau, John Wiley &Son (2000)

Teaching method

During the lectures there will be explained and discuss the several subjects of  the course program. In order to  consolidate the concepts examples will be presented  to stimulate the discussion .The  learning is  complemented  by solving problems sessions and presentation of a seminar . The seminar will be about to a  chemical industrial process .

Evaluation

  • 2 tests and a seminar
  • the final grade is = 0,8 tests grade +0,2 seminar grade

Evaluation method

Evaluation

  • 2 tests and a seminar
  • the final grade is = 0,8 tests grade +0,2 seminar grade
  •  miniminum grade  first test 9,5.
  • 35% 1ºtest+45% 2ºest +20%seminar

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