CHME200 – Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering

Course description

This course is designed to introduce the Chemical Engineering students the basic chemical engineering concepts and methods of system analysis. The topics in this course will include introduction to engineering calculations, process and process variable, fundamentals of material balances, single- and multi-phase systems, and energy balances related to reactive and non-reactive systems. Some case studies of chemical process industries will also be analyzed in more details.

Course Pre-Requisites: None

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain basic concepts associated with chemical processes and unit conversion.
  2. Analyze processes as systems, where inputs and outputs are in balance as a whole.
  3. Perform material balance for single- and multi-phase systems.
  4. Perform energy balance within reactive and non-reactive systems.
  5. Apply accumulated knowledge into real systems of chemical industries.

Course Outline

In this course students will learn about: conversions and dimensional analysis; key process variables like pressure or temperature; equations of state (e.g. SRK, PR, etc); PVT diagrams for pure species; material and balances; including recycle streams; and about thermodynamic cycles.