INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY and TECHNOLOGY

programma

 

Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Chemical Engineering for Industrial Sustainability (LM-22)

Anno Accademico 2014 - 2015

 

CORSO di “INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY and TECHNOLOGY” (Cod. 91281)

 

Course teacher: Prof. Antonino Mamo

Room # 9 – Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale (ex DMFCI) Building 13.

Tel 095-7382756, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Office hours: Day: Wednesday at 10.00-13.00; Day: Friday 10.00-13.00

OBIETTIVI

The course aims to provide students with the fundamental concepts in relation to the acquisition of theoretical and practical knowledge relating to the design of chemical plants and systems processing chemicals, organization and control of production and optimization of industrial processes.

The teaching methodology of the course consists of lectures, eventual written exercises and computer exercises

PREREQUISITI RICHIESTI

 No preparatory aspects.

FREQUENZA LEZIONI

The student is required to attend at least 70% of the lessons, cfr. Punto 3.3 of Regolamento Didattico of CLM in Chemical Engineering for Industrial Sustainability

TESTI DI RIFERIMENTO

1. Perry R. Green D. “Perry’s Chemical Enginneers’ Handbook” McGraw Hill, 6th  Ed.

 

2 G. Natta et al: Principi della Chimica Industriale vol. 1,2 and 3

 

3 Lecture notes

PROVA D’ESAME

 

 

Appelli successivi all’erogazione del corso

Oral examinations.

Modalità di iscrizione ad un appello d’esame

 

The reservation for an exame session is mandatory and must be made exclusively through the web portal students within the scheduled period.

Date d’esame 

http://portalestudente.unict.it/portalestudente/mapServlet

 

21/06/2013; 26/07/2013;

06/09/2013 27/09/2013

CONSEGNA MATERIALE DIDATTICO

Educational materials in electronic format delivered by the teacher during the course

PROGRAMMA DEL CORSO

1. REMINDERS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY.

Covalent bond; hybridization of the carbon atom, aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons: Nomenclature and reactivity. Mechanism of electrophilic addition, Radical reactions; Polymerization.

 

 

2. DESIGN OF A CHEMICAL INDUSTRIAL PROCESS

Processes continuous or discontinuous (batch): selection criteria. Input-output. Structure and recycling one. Block Diagrams (BFD), Process diagrams (PFDs), Process and Instrumentation diagrams (P & ID).

 

 

3. BASIC THERMODYNAMICS CONCEPTS.

I°, II° and III° Principle of thermodynamics. State Functions: Energy, Enthalpy, Entropy. Spontaneous and non-spontaneous processes. Gibbs Free Energy. Thermochemistry.

 

 

4. ELEMENTS OF MASS AND ENERGY BALANCE.

Chemical equilibrium. Law of the masses of Guldberg and Waage. The Chatelier's Principle. Factors affecting a chemical equilibrium.

 

 

5. ELEMENTS OF CATALYSIS AND KINETIC.

Applications of homogeneous kinetics and catalysis to reactions in the chemical industry. Definitions of kinetic type and relationships. Deduction of the equations of speed reaction’s The main types of industrial catalysts.

 

 

6. INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES.

Ammonia synthesis; Production of nitric acid; Hydrodealkylation of toluene for the production of benzene; Fertilizers.

 

 

7. FUNDAMENTALS OF SAFETY.

Work on the environmental impact of chemical production; General on the harmful effects of chemical substances, threshold limit. Temperature of self-ignition and flammability of gases, liquids and solids. Explosive mixtures and cause of ignition. Safety Data Sheets. Laws regarding safety and environment.