Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course student:

  1. Understands the basics of research and development (R&D) stage of chemical processes
  2. Can search information for market and carry out feasibility study
  3. Can draw process flow diagrams (PFD), piping and instrumentation (PI) and layout drawings 
  4. Can calculate material and energy balances and use of process simulation tools
  5. Can size the equipment, such as reactors, tanks, pumps, heat exchangers, pipes, control valves and solid handling
  6. Can select the appropriate construction materials
  7. Can understand energy savings and calculate heat integration by using pinch technology
  8. Can calculate process economics
  9. Can apply  environmental, health and safety (EHS) principles in design

Credits: 5

Schedule: 10.01.2022 - 13.04.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Golam Sarwar, Marjatta Louhi-Kultanen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    1. Process R&D and design steps, process synthesis, process selection, evaluation of the process concept and comparison, information searching.
    2. Selection of process chemistry, conceptual design and feasibility study, process design. Selection and dimensioning the equipment (reactors, tanks, columns, mechanical separation devices), heat exchangers, pumps, compressors and pipes.
    3. Drawing of flowsheets, process flow diagrams (PFD) and piping & instrumentation (PI) diagrams, layout drawings, basic controls of process, and selection of construction materials
    4. Process economics, investment and profitability
    5. Process heat integration, Pinch analysis
    6. Health, safety and environment (HSE), wastes
    7. Process simulation (recycle, VLE, LLE, flash)
    8. Process simulation (reactors)
    9. Process simulation (distillation, absorption, etc.)
    10. Process simulation (optimization of a process)

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, exercises, home works, exam

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    5 cr = 135 h
    Lectures 30 h
    Exercises 30 h
    2*Home assignments 30 h
    Independent self studying & preparation for exam,  41 h
    exam 4 h


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    4 Quality Education

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring III - IV
    2023-2024 Spring III - IV

    Enrollment :

    Students in the Chemical Engineering and Processes major are prioritized.