Credits: 5

Schedule: 05.11.2019 - 13.12.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Pekka Oinas

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student
• Understands connection between process development and process design
• Can apply conceptual design, HSE and LCA principles during process development
• Can participate in designing laboratory experiments and carry out process modeling and simulation from process development perspective
• Knows the most relevant IPR and legislation requirements related to chemical process industries
• Can calculate component mass balance for a complete plant
• Can clearly present and defend a selected research topic

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

• Basics of a process development project: contents, project group, timing
• Laboratory experiments as sources of information for modeling based process design and development
• IPR in process technology: patents, licensing, trademarks
• Principles of conceptual design
• Safety and sustainability issues in process development
• Case studies from industry
• Comprehensive calculation exercise

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

• Lectures including visiting lecturers from industry
• Project work in groups focusing on a selected topic - reporting seminar
• Assignment (calculation exercise (implementation of a process to a plant)
• Learning log
• Exam

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

• 135 h in total
• Lectures 24 h
• Exercise 12 h
• Project work 40 h
• Other independent studying 59 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Vogel, H.G. Process Development. From the Initial Idea to the Chemical Production Plant. Wiley-WCH, Weinheim, 2005. 478 p.
Anderson, N.G., Practical Process Research & Development, Academic Press, London, 2000. 354 p.
Atherton, J.H., Carpenter, K.J., Process Development: Physicochemical Concepts, Oxford Science Publ. Oxford, 1999. 89 p.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

KE-42.4120 Process Development P (4 cr) or KE-107.4300 Process design I (3 cr).

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fail, 1 – 5

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