166.236 Case studies in process design2

2024S, UE, 4.0h, 4.0EC


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

- perform a basic process design using commercial process simulators (e.g., Aspen Plus)

- perform process optimisation (e.g., process synthesis, heat integration) using process simulators

- evaluate process designs using technoeconomic assessment and LCA on the basis of process simulation data

- resemble the work of an engineerign team with distinctive roles

Subject of course

- Process synthesis, basic design, and process flowsheeting including upstream, downstream and process energy utility sections (including material and energy blances, material and energy recycling strategies, equipment sizing and costing)

- Evaluation of process designs in the context of sustainable production (e.g., NPV analysis, environmental assessment indicators, optimisation).

- Workflows using process simulation software for process design.



Teaching methods

- Introduction of the case study including workflows and roles etc.

- Teamwork

- Meetings for reviewing the work-progress (Q&A sessions)

- Weekly support for process simulation, optimisation and assessment tasks

- Visit a relevant industrial site, on-site presentation on-site of the case study results and discussion with industrial experts

Mode of examination

Written and oral



Course dates

Thu09:00 - 11:0007.03.2024 - 27.06.2024Seminarraum BA 02C Exercise
Case studies in process design2 - Single appointments
Thu07.03.202409:00 - 11:00Seminarraum BA 02C Exercise
Thu14.03.202409:00 - 11:00Seminarraum BA 02C Exercise
Thu21.03.202409:00 - 11:00Seminarraum BA 02C Exercise
Thu11.04.202409:00 - 11:00Seminarraum BA 02C Exercise
Thu18.04.202409:00 - 11:00Seminarraum BA 02C Exercise
Thu25.04.202409:00 - 11:00Seminarraum BA 02C Exercise
Thu02.05.202409:00 - 11:00Seminarraum BA 02C Exercise
Thu16.05.202409:00 - 11:00Seminarraum BA 02C Exercise
Thu06.06.202409:00 - 11:00Seminarraum BA 02C Exercise
Thu13.06.202409:00 - 11:00Seminarraum BA 02C Exercise
Thu20.06.202409:00 - 11:00Seminarraum BA 02C Exercise
Thu27.06.202409:00 - 11:00Seminarraum BA 02C Exercise

Examination modalities

Technical report and oral presentation

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
11.01.2024 00:00 11.03.2024 00:00 30.03.2024 00:00


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Previous knowledge

This course builds upon the pre-feasibility study performed in 166.725 Case Studies in Process Design 1.

Aspects of the courses "166.718 Systematic Methods in Process Design", "166.720 Optimisation in Process Systems Engineering" and "168.717 LCA in Process Systems Engineering" are applied in this course.



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