Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code K7511030 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 化学工程設計
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Chemical Process Design
フクイ クニヒロ,ゴトウ タケヒコ,ヤブキ アキヒロ,カネザシ マサコト
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 4th-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Weds7-8:ENG 108,ENG 112,ENG 113,ENG 114,ENG 115,ENG 116, (1st) Thur9-10:ENG 112,ENG 113,ENG 114,ENG 115, (1st) Fri5-10:ENG 110,ENG 112,ENG 114,ENG 117
Lesson Style Practical Lesson Style
(More Details)
Practical training style 
Credits 3.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 4 : Undergraduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 08 : Chemical Engineering
Eligible Students 4th grade student of Chemical Engineering Program
Keywords Chemical process, Process design, Chemical plant design 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Refer to http://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/upload/36/工学/H27/H27kako.pdf 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Program of Chemical Engineering
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・To improve multiple thinking ability and understanding of relations among human, society, nature, and engineering.
(Abilities and Skills)
・Definite learning of basic chemistry and chemical engineering and cultivation of application ability
chemical engineering field
・Definite learning of basic chemistry and chemical engineering and cultivation of application ability
chemical engineering application
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Developing the flexible adapting ability and creativity and cultivating motivation for self-development and self-improvement
・Improvement of  presentation and communication ability and cultivation of application ability to high informatization. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
To learn the knowledge and get the ability necessary to plan and design chemical processes.
The actual contents are as follows.
1) Understanding of the background and properties of the target chemical plant, selection of the chemical processes
2) Acquisition and estimation of necessary data
3) Decision of the reaction and separation methods
4) Analyses of mass and heat balances of process components
5) Basic design of the chemical equipments
6) Understanding of the process flow and the function of process components
7) Analyses of mass and heat balances of the chemical plant
8) Optimization of the chemical process based on the economic efficiency and safety
9) Oral presentation of the results of process design
10) Preparation of a written report on the results of process design 
Class Schedule lessons 1-3: Evaluation of exiting chemical plants, survey of the supply and demand of chemical products and outline configuration
of a new chemical plant
lessons 4-6: Acquisition and estimation of fundamental data of the related compounds and approximate calculation of mass
lessons 7-10: Understanding of the process components, selection and design of suitable unit operations
lessons 11-14: Detailed design of the chemical plant, analyses of mass and heat balance, evaluation of the economic efficiency
and safety
lesson 15: Preparation of report on the result of process design, oral presentation
lesson 16: Final examination 
Under the the supervision by the instructors and the graduate students in collaboration, necessary materials should be acquired. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handouts, PC (Powerpoint, Excel, etc.) 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
lessons 1-14: Review what you learned so far in the undergraduate curriculum.
lessons 15 and 16: Review what you learned in this class. 
Grading Method Grading will be determined on the achievement of Class Objectives (90%) and final examination (10%) evaluated on a 100-point scale. A score of 60-points or more will pass. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Other http://www.chemeng.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/ 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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