Credits: 5

Schedule: 07.01.2020 - 22.05.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Pekka Oinas

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III-V (1st year)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student
1. Model chemistry and thermodynamics related to thermochemical conversion and multiphase chemical equilibrium and mass transfer.
2. Prepare market study of different biomass raw material, products, material margin and process alternatives.
3. Utilize engineering tools to generate material and energy balances, sustainability analysis
4. Create engineering design data for equipment sizing
5. Estimate capital investment, operating and production costs
6. Perform profitability analysis.
7. Prepare a business model

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

• Design of thermochemical unit operations (Pyrolysis, Gasification, Combustion)
• Process simulations to generate material and energy balances
• Equipment sizing.
• PFD and PI diagrams, lay-out and utilities, emissions and waste of the plant
• Sustainability analysis
• Design of process alternative concepts.
• Capital investments, 0perating and production cost calculations
• Profitability analysis
• Business management and business model

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

• Lectures including visiting lecturers from industry
• Project work in groups for plant design, feasibility study and business case - reporting seminar
• Learning log

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

• 135 h in total
• Lectures 20 h
• Exercises 20 h
• Project work 78 h
• Other independent studying 17 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

CHEM-E1120 Thermochemical processes: Project assignment (Oinas, Sarwar, Biniari, Behm, Hohenthal, Oasmaa)

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