Plant Design and Economics

By Prof. Debasis Sarkar   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 1519
This course covers two important aspects of Chemical Engineering: (a) the strategies used in the design of chemical processes, and (b) the basic economic analysis of a chemical plant. The objective of the course is to expose students to basic concepts in engineering economics, plant design, safety features and its importance to chemical engineering. By the end of the course, the students will be able to develop a chemical process and perform a complete economic analysis of the plant. Students will also appreciate the importance of safety in design and operation.

Chemical Engineering, Chemical Technology, Biochemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering
PREREQUISITES Basic Chemical Engineering courses such as: Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Process Control
INDUSTRIES  SUPPORT  : This course may be of general interest to many chemical and allied process industries such as:
 (1) Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
 (2) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
 (3) Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd.
 (4) Steel Authority of India Ltd.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 14 Sep 2020
End Date : 04 Dec 2020
Exam Date : 20 Dec 2020 IST
Enrollment Ends : 25 Sep 2020
Category :
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Minor 2 in Chemical
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate

Course layout

Week 1: Process Design Aspects
Week 2: Selection of Process Equipment, Utilities, Plant Location, and Layout
Week 3: Engineering Economics - I
Week 4: Engineering Economics - II
Week 5: Engineering Economics - III
Week 6: Conceptual Process Synthesis 
Week 7: Reactor Network Synthesis
Week 8: Separation System Synthesis - I
Week 9: Separation System Synthesis - II
Week 10:Heat Exchanger Network Synthesis
Week 11:Chemical Process Safety
Week 12:Optimum Design and Production Scheduling

Books and references

1.Plant Design and Economics for Chemical Engineers – M. S. Peters and K.D. Timmerhaus
2.Chemical Engineering Design: Principals, Practice and Economics of Plant and Process Design – G. Towler and R. Sinnott 
Chemical Process Design and Integration – R. Smith 
4.Conceptual Design of Chemical Processes -J. Douglas
5.Systematic Methods of Chemical Process Design – L. T. Biegler, I. E. Grossmann, and A. W. Westerberg

Instructor bio

Prof. Debasis Sarkar

IIT Kharagpur
Debasis Sarkar is currently an Associate Professor at Chemical Engineering Department of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He received his BTech from Calcutta University, Master of Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and PhD from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, all in Chemical Engineering. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Western Ontario, Canada. Prior to joining IIT Kharagpur, he worked with ICES Singapore and HBTI Kanpur. His current research interests are in applications of process systems engineering approaches for crystallization engineering and biosystems engineering. His teaching interests include, among others, optimization techniques, instrumentation and process control, advanced heat transfer. 

Course certificate

•The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
•The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 20 December 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
•Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
• The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
•Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

• Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
• Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
•Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

•If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
• Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
•Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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