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Chemical engineering design data, information and advice


         Professional advancement (history of chemical engineering, licensure, ethics, graduate school and fellowships, technical report writing, learning styles)

         General references and search engines (statistics, physical constants, conversion factors, chemical abstracts, patents, and Clarkson's on-line journals, books and encyclopedias)

         Properties of chemicals (periodic table, thermodynamic properties, specific chemicals, references in the Clarkson University library)

         Equipment types, descriptions, design, selection

         Materials Selection

         Reactors

         Distillation, absorption, stripping columns

         Heat Exchangers

         Pressure changes, pumps, compressors and piping systems

         Heuristics, vessels, liquid-liquid extraction, instrumentation & control, bioprocessing

         Separation techniques; distillation and beyond (basic principles of separation processes, reviews, centrifugal methods, use of supercritical fluids, bioseparations, filtration, crystallization, chromatography, membrane methods, purification)

         Thermodynamic models

         Distillation and related methods

         HYSYS & UniSim procedures and advice

         Cost estimating (estimating prices of raw materials and utilities, sales prices of products, costs of equipment, NPV, DCFRR, DPP)

         Safety and environmental protection (sustainability, green chemistry, safety in design and operation of chemical plants, fires and explosions, toxicity of chemicals, anti-terrorism, HAZOP analysis)

         Steps in design case-studies using HYSYS or UniSim

         Case-study reports

         Relationships between mathematical, MATLAB and Excel expressions

         Excel tutorials and exercises

         How to enter Greek letters, symbols, superscripts and subscripts into Excel

         MATLAB: tutorial on symbolic methods for calculus, graphing, and solution of equationsl

         MATLAB: tutorials on analysis and plotting of data

         MATLAB: tutorial on numerical solution of equations

         Common conversion factors for units

         PowerPoint advice

         Mathematica demonstrations (must first download and install free Mathematica player)

         Design of Experiments and Analysis of Data


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Last updated October 5, 2011. Comments and corrections should be sent to Professor William R. Wilcox

 

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