Checking date: 24/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Chemical process analysis and design
Master in Industrial Engineering (Plan: 170 - Estudio: 226)


Department assigned to the subject: Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Recommended that the student has basic knowledge of chemistry and its applications in engineering.
Covers core competencies from the title. * Own and understand knowledge that can provide a base or opportunity to be original in the development and/or application of ideas, often in a context of research (CB6). * Let students know to apply the acquired knowledge and ability to problem-solving in new environments or little known in wide (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study (CB7). * That students have learning skills which allow them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous (CB10). General competences of the title covers. * Capacity for the drafting, signing and developing projects in the field of mechanical engineering which have as their object, in accordance with the knowledge acquired as set out in paragraph 5 of the order, construction, reform, repair, conservation, demolition, manufacturing, installation, Assembly or exploitation: structures, mechanical equipment, energy facilities, electrical and electronic equipment, installations and industrial plants and processes of manufacturing and automation Competencies common to the branch of industrial engineering title covers. * Having adequate knowledge of the scientific and technological aspects of: mathematical, analytical and numerical methods in engineering, electrical engineering, energy engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, mechanics of continuous media, industrial electronics, automatic, manufacturing, materials, quantitative methods of management, computer engineering, town planning, infrastructure, etc. (CG1). * Project, calculating and designing products, processes, facilities and plants (CG2). * Carry out research, development and innovation in products, processes and methods (CG4). * Carry out strategic planning and apply to both building systems as production, quality and environmental management (CG5). * Apply the acquired knowledge and solving problems in new environments or little known within contexts broader and multidisciplinary (CG8). * Knowledge, understanding and ability to apply the necessary legislation on the exercise of the profession of Industrial Engineer (CG11). Specific powers of the title of industrial engineering covers. * Capacity for analysis and design of chemical processes (CE4). The objective is to have the Knowledge and capabilities to analyze, design, and implement chemical processes and the skills to perform the verification and control of installations and systems whose purpose is the realization of chemical processes.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction to processes and unit operations and transport phenomena. 2. Balance of matter. Single-phase systems. Systems of several phases. Balance in processes of non-reactive systems. Balances in reactive processes. 3 Unit operations. Common operations and equipment. Gas-solid operations and equipment. Liquid-liquid operations and equipment. Liquid-solid operations and equipment. Solid-solid operations and equipment. Distillation. Absorption. Extraction. Adsorption and ion exchange. Membrane technologies. 4. Kinetics of reactions. Catalysis and catalysts design. Heterogeneous kinetics. 5. Reaction engineering. Single phase reactors. Introduction to heterogeneous reactors and reactions with several phases. Reactions catalyzed by solids. The program of this subject is compatible with the set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) and focuses (study examples, cases, tasks) especially on those that are more within its competence. The objectives SDG9 ((Industry, innovation and infrastructure) and SDG12 (sustainable consumption and production) can be mentioned in particular.
Learning activities and methodology
Learning activities: * Master Classes * Exercises classes * Laboratory sessions * Individual and in group student work. Resolution of exercises and questions individually. Realization (optional) of a computer simulation of an operation. Realization of a small project about and chemical process and laboratory practices reports in group. Training activities will include: * Master classes, where will be the knowledge that students need to acquire. To facilitate its development students will receive the notes from class and will have basic texts of reference enabling them to follow classes and develop further work. * Exercises classes. Problem solving by the student which will serve as a self-assessment and to acquire the necessary capabilities. * Laboratory sessions, where the student checks experimentally the concepts and theoretical results seen in class. * Individualized tutorials for the resolution of questions and personalized counselling. * Collective tutorials.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 55
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 45

Calendar of Continuous assessment

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.