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Chemical Engineering
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
West Virginia University
395 Evansdale Drive, PO Box 6102
Morgantown, WV 26506-6102
P: 304.293.2111
F: 304.293.4139

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Three types of design projects are available here:
  1. Companion projects for vertical integration of design experiences through the curriculum. See Bailie, R. C., J. A. Shaeiwitz, and W. B. Whiting, "An Integrated Design Sequence. Sophomore and Junior Years," Chemical Engineering Education, 28 (1), 52-57 (1994).

  2. Design, debottlenecking, troubleshooting, and retrofitting problems, suitable for the capstone course. See Turton, R. and R. C. Bailie, "Chemical Engineering Design. Problem-Solving Strategy," Chemical Engineering Education, 26 (1), 44-49 (1992); Shaeiwitz, J. A. and R. Turton, "Acetone Production from Isopropyl Alcohol: An Example Debottlenecking Problem and Outcomes Assessment Tool," Chemical Engineering Education, 33 (3), 210-215, (1999).

  3. Large-scale design projects produced in our unique, student-led, senior design class. These are suitable for large, capstone projects. See Shaeiwitz, J. A., W. B. Whiting, and D. Velegol, "A Large-Group Senior Design Experience. Teaching Responsibility and Life-Long Learning," Chemical Engineering Education, 30 (1), 70-75 (1996).

  4. Optimization Problems See Anderson, B. J., R. S. Hissam, J. A. Shaeiwitz, and R. Turton, "Optimization Problems," Chemical Engineering Education, 45 (2), 144-149 (2011).
All design project descriptions are available in either Word (zipped) for Windows or Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format. Optimization problems are only available in Word (zipped) for Windows format.

1. Companion Projects for Curriculum
A. Material Balances
B. Material Balances, Energy Balances, Numerical Methods, and Optimization
C. Fluids, Heat, Thermodynamics plus topics in A and B
D. Separations and Reactors plus topics in C -- these may also be suitable for capstone design

Background for many of these projects can be found in our design textbook.

  A B C D
acetone word
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acrylic acid word
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word
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allyl chloride word
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word
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word
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cumene word
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word
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phthalic anhydride word
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word
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dimethyl ether word
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word
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ethylene oxide word
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word
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drying oil word
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maleic anhydride word
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word
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MTBE word
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word
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ethylbenzene word
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formalin word
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word
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ethanol word
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ammonia word
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word
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word
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phthalic anhydride (new version) word
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word
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word
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word
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styrene word
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word
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word
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word
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diethyl ether word
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word
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word
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word
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The following faculty members have participated in these integrated projects:

 

Brian J. Anderson
Eung H. Cho
Eugene V. Cilento
Dady Dadyburjor
Rakesh K. Gupta
David J. Klinke
Hisashi O. Kono

 

Edwin L. Kugler
Fernando V. Lima
Aubrey L. Miller
Joseph A. Shaeiwitz
Charter D. Stinespring
Richard Turton
John W. Zondlo


2. Design, debottlenecking, troubleshooting, retrofitting
  1. debottlenecking and/or troubleshooting
  2. retrofitting -- in some cases, necessary information is in project #1 statement
  3. design
Background for many of these projects can be found in our design textbook.

  1 2 3
acetone word
pdf
word
pdf
word
pdf
acrylic acid word
pdf
word
pdf
allyl chloride word
pdf
word
pdf
word
pdf
cumene word
pdf
word
pdf
word
pdf
phthalic anhydride word
pdf
word
pdf
word
pdf
dimethyl ether word
pdf
word
pdf
word
pdf
ethylene oxide word
pdf
word
pdf
drying oil word
pdf
word
pdf
maleic anhydride word
pdf
word
pdf
MTBE word
pdf
word
pdf
ethylbenzene word
pdf
word
pdf
formalin word
pdf
word
pdf
ethanol word
pdf
word
pdf
ammonia word
pdf
word
pdf
phthalic anhydride (new version) word
pdf
word
pdf
styrene word
pdf
word
pdf
diethyl ether word
pdf
word
pdf
cumene (new version) word
pdf
word
pdf


3. Large-scale Process Design Projects

Traditional Process Design

gold production word
pdf
formaldehyde and hydrogen peroxide enzymatically from methanol word
pdf
formalin production from methanol word
pdf
sulfur compounds from waste acid-gas stream word
pdf
tank farm for fuel oil storage word
pdf
olefin and alcohol production from wet natural gas word
pdf
production of dimethyl ether word
pdf
air separation into oxygen, nitrogen, and argon word
pdf
production of silicon compounds word
pdf
production of acrolein word
pdf
production of d,l methionine word
pdf
maleic anhydride production from n-butane word
pdf
acetaldehyde production by ethanol dehydrogenation word
pdf
carbon dioxide removal and sequestration from a power plant word
pdf
electricity cogeneration with a fuel cell using byproduct hydrogen word
pdf
recovering useful products from animal waste word
pdf
cellulosic ethanol production word
pdf
methane-syngas-methanol with microprocessing word
pdf
carbon dioxide capture (2011 version) word
pdf
Mars space station word
pdf
ethoxene process
(chemicals and ethylene from ethane from Marcellus shale gas)
word
pdf
methane-to-gasoline process word
pdf
motor oil recycling word
pdf

For additional, environmentally related process design projects, click here.

Batch Processing Projects

batch production of amino acids word
pdf
batch production of benzaldehyde derivatives word
pdf
erythromycin production word
pdf

Chemical Product Design Projects

zebra mussel control technology word
pdf
salt chlorination device word
pdf
magnetic refrigerator word
pdf
coated seeds and fertilizers word
pdf
hydrogen fuel cell word
pdf

Multi-scale Design Projects

transdermal drug patch word
pdf
ice cream manufacture word
pdf


4. Optimization Problems

problem type
pipe diameter-version 1 basic word
pipe diameter-version 2 basic word
bioreactor-version 1 basic word
bioreactor-version 2 basic word
bioreactor-version 3 basic word
bioreactor-version 4 more advanced word
batch bioreactor more advanced word
distillation-version 1 basic word
distillation-version 2 basic word
distillation-version 3 more advanced word
compressors-version 1 basic word
compressors-version 2 basic word
compressors-version 3 more advanced word
absorber-version 1 basic word
absorber-version 2 more advanced word
generic chemical process-version 1 project word
generic chemical process-version 2 project word
trumpet tower project word
ethanol from corn project word
ethanol from sugar beets project word
biodiesel from algae bioreactor project word
biodiesel from algae pond project word
geothermal absorption chilling project word
geothermal power plant project word

The following faculty members have contributed optimization problems:

 

Brian J. Anderson
Robin S. Hissam
Joseph A. Shaeiwitz
Richard Turton



WVU Chemical Engineering Department

Written Report Guidelines word
pdf
Oral Report Guidelines word
pdf


For additional information, contact:

Richard Turton
Department of Chemical Engineering
West Virginia University

P.O. Box 6102
Morgantown, WV 26506-6102
(304) 293-9364
fax: (304) 293-4139
richard.turton@mail.wvu.edu
  Joseph A. Shaeiwitz
Department of Chemical Engineering
Auburn University

212 Ross Hall
Auburn, AL 36849-5127
(334)-844-4825
fax: (334)-844-2063
jas0105@auburn.edu