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Chemical Industries

Code 15940
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload T(30H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Industrial Chemistry
Entry requirements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes General
• Acquire an overview of the panorama of chemical industry in Portugal and in Europe
• Understand the role of a master degree in industrial chemistry in chemical industry.
• Integrate the knowledge acquired in courses of the 1st cycle in order to interpret processes of transformation of raw materials into products

Specific outcomes
The student must be able to:
• Describe the role of a master degree in Industrial chemistry in chemicals industry.
• Identify the most relevant chemical sectors in Portugal and describe their main products.
• Identify the steps of reaction and the unit operations involved in the processes, as well as their rational.
• Realize the rational of flow streams of materials in processes, including recirculation.
• Identify and calculate the requirements of heat exchange in processes.
• Understand the basic concepts of process control.
• Analyze process flowsheets.
• Perform some complex calculations for process analysis.
Syllabus 1. Introduction to chemical and related industries
Main products of the chemical industry in Portugal and Europe.
Petroleum refining.
Petrochemical complexes in Portugal; main products and main clusters.
2. The role of the graduated on industrial chemical in chemical industry.
3. Process diagrams.
4. Review of chemical equilibrium and thermochemical concepts.
5. Analysis of a case study (nitric acid production) to illustrate the integration of thermodynamic information, ass and energy balances, chemical reactions and unit operations.
6. Non-isothermal reactors
7. Introduction to instrumentation and process control.
8. Presentation of several equipment (mixers, reactors, distillation and absorption towers, heat exchangers, etc.)
9. Introduction to equipment design.
10. Analysis of a transformation process (group work) according to paragraph 5; draft design of one or more pieces of equipment.
Main Bibliography 1. Bibliografia principal / Main Bibliography

Ramôa Ribeiro, Fernado; Nunes, Clemente Pedro, As indústrias Químicas em Portugal – Perspectivas para o século XXI, Escolar Editiota.
Shreve, R.N. e Brink, J.A., Indústrias de processos químicos, Editora Gunabara, Rio de Janeiro
Levenspiel, O., Chemical Reaction Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, New York

2. Bibliografia complementar / supplementary bibliography

Coulson, J.M., Richardson, J.F., Tecnologia Química, Vol. I (Fluxo de fluidos, transferência de calor e transferência de massa), Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.
Coulson, J.M., Richardson, J.F., Tecnologia Química, Vol. II (Operações Unitárias), Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.
Coulson, J.M., Richardson, J.F., Tecnologia Química, Vol. VI (Uma introdução ao projecto em tecnlogia química), Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.
Green, D.W. e Perry, R.H., Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook, 8th Edition, Edited by McGraw-Hill.

Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-03-09

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