REFINERY AND PETROCHEMISTRY

REFINERY AND PETROCHEMISTRY

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Code
98732
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
5 credits during the 1st year of 10376 CHEMICAL AND PROCESSES ENGINEERING (LM-22) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/27
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (CHEMICAL AND PROCESSES ENGINEERING)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The teaching aims to provide a thorough understanding of the major petrochemical and refinery processes, critical analysis of the motivations of the solutions used in the production of the main products and the criteria for a correct approach to the design of a chemical process in terms of productivity, safety and environmental protection. The relationships between the thermodynamic and kinetic aspects to the plant design and process optimization will be emphasized.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

In particular, the objective is, starting from the detailed analysis of the current industrial chemical processes, to provide the student with the knowledge necessary to be able to evaluate the possible and the best solutions for the choice of reactors, unit operations and process configurations applicable for the production of organic chimical intermediates.

Given the thermodynamic and kinetic characteristics of the reactions of industrial interest, the student will be able to evaluate the different options for the optimal configuration of the reactor to be used. Similarly, we intend to provide the student with the knowledge necessary to evaluate the possible or the best technical solutions (unit operations) for the separation of components of complex mixtures or for the purification of fluid flows and solids.

Overall, the student will acquire the ability to evaluate, in practical terms and based on the composition of raw materials, as well as the thermodynamic, kinetic, economic, safety and environmental aspects, the reasons for the technical choices of existing processes and to design, similarly , processes and innovative technologies.

The emphasis is on the choice of optimal reactors, with different technological solutions, and potential and possibly alternative unit operations.

Teaching methods

Lectures in classroom, in english language, visits to industrial plants

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Unit operations. Production lines. Thermodynamics, kinetics, economics, environmental protection and safety aspects. Natural gas purification and treatment, manufacture of gasoline, diesel fuel and fuel oil, coke and petcoke, and related industrial and environmental aspects. Refinery, oil fractionation, hydrotreatings, catalytic cracking and reforming, alkylation, oligomerization. Production of biofuels: bioethanol, biodiesel, green diesel, biooils. Petrochemicals: thermal cracking, industrial chemistry of olefins and aromatics. Partial oxidations. Production of monomers for oligomerizations.  

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Teaching book provided by the teacher, in english language

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Meetings on request

Ricevimento: The teacher receives upon request

Exam Board

GUIDO BUSCA (President)

GABRIELLA GARBARINO

ELISABETTA FINOCCHIO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures in classroom, in english language, visits to industrial plants

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam descriptionis reported in the course - 56534 INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY

Assessment methods

The assessment methods are described in the course - 56534 INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
09/06/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
02/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
02/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale