Process Principles For Chemical Plant Operations
September 7 - 12, 2009 (CANCELLED)
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Motivation & Scope
The design and operation of modern chemical plants requires highly
skilled, professionally trained technical and management human
resources. It is therefore of vital importance for such personnel to
understand the principles underlying various chemical engineering
processes that run in a typical chemical or metallurgical unit. Given
competitive economic milieu and the increasing enforcement of rigorous
standards, it is often the case that industrial units look for
possibilities for process improvements, optimizations, waste management
& loss prevention and energy conservation. The extent to which such
measures can be successful depends directly on the quality of
techno-managerial human resources available.
It is the purpose of this course to provide engineers, industrial chemists and managers with the basic process principles, largely drawn from chemical engineering, that govern physical and chemical operations in industrial plants. The course covers a very wide range of topics: basic mathematical & numerical techniques, a chemistry refresher, fundamental principles of mass and energy conservation & thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, reaction engineering and elements of control & optimization. Selected operations, like distillation & extraction, crystallization, mixing, drying & evaporation have been covered separately as well. The course would involve both an exposition of the principles involved and hands-on problem solving. The objective of the course is therefore to introduce thoroughly and rigorously a very high degree of familiarity with chemical engineering.
Who Will Benefit
This course will be of immense use for
A bachelor's degree or higher in Science or Engineering. Some knowledge of computer programming is desirable.
Course Content (Click here to view the COURSE TIME TABLE)
The program will be based on four daily sessions of 1:30 hrs
Lecture notes, problem sheets and appropriate reference materials will be provided on CD-ROM and hardcopy.
Prof. Anurag Mehra obtained his B.Tech.in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and a Ph.D. from UDCT Bombay. He was on the faculty of UDCT for several years before joining the Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Bombay in 1991. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands as well as at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA. He has been involved in teaching courses on mathematical and numerical methods, modeling and simulation as well as in reaction engineering and transport processes for more than 23 years. Research interests include multiphase reactions, precipitations and surfactant systems. He currently heads the Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Bombay.
Prof. A. K.
Suresh has been with IIT Bombay since 1988, after a Ph.D. at
University in Chemical Engineering and a brief stint at Hindustan Lever
Research Centre. He has taught numerous courses in chemical process
engineering and bioprocesses. Research interests include mass transfer
and reaction engineering in such applications as bioprocesses and
polymerizations. He is curently the Dean (Faculty Affairs).
Prof. R. K Malik specializes in the broad area of Computer Aided Design and was Head of the CAD centre in IIT Bombay. He is active in the areas of energy analysis, computer aided process engineering, on-line optimisation strategies, and optimisation algorithms for sequential and simultaneous simulators. He has conducted many courses on modeling, simulation and optimization, including specific courses for industry. He is currently, Deputy Director (Academics and Infrastructural Affairs) at IIT Bombay.
One special lecture, on a
selected topic pertaining to Industry
Practices, will be delivered by invited faculty from industry.
Course dates & Venue (Click here to view the COURSE TIME TABLE)
The course dates are September 7 (Monday) to 12 (Saturday),
2009. The venue will be the Computer Aided Instruction classroom
of the Department of Chemical Engineering, located in the Chemical
Engineering/Chemistry Building, First Floor, at IIT Bombay.
Accomodation on campus is available in the Guest House for a limited number of participants on payment and with advance intimation.
Course Fee and Registration
Fee per particpant:
|1.||From Industry:||Rs 15,000|
|2.||From Academia:||Rs 12,000|
|(SAARC countries)||USD 400|
|(Other countries)||USD 600
Course fee covers course materials, lunch and tea only and does NOT include accomodation charges. Applicants from academic institutions must provide an official certificate from their institute in order to avail the discounted rate.
Fees must be paid by demand draft payable to "Registrar, IIT Bombay (CEP A/C)".
Please fill the attached registration form (this form can also be downloaded from http://www.che.iitb.ac.in/faculty/am/cep/process_registration_form.html ) and mail it along with the demand draft to the course coordinator at the address given below. Registration forms MUST be accompanied by course fee.
(It may be noted that no income tax is to be deducted at source from the course fee payments as IIT Bombay is exempted from the same.)
Deadline for registration: September 3, 2009.
Address all correspondence to:
Professor Anurag Mehra/Professor A.K. Suresh
Department of Chemical Engineering
IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400 076, India
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