INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY

INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY

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Code
56534
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
10 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)
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course, structured in two modules, will describe the processes of treatment of natural gas, refinery and transformation processes of coal and biomass, the synthesis of organic intermediates, the polymerizations and the characteristics of the main products of organic industrial chemistry (detergents, solvents, lubricants, polymers, dyes, fine chemicals). Exercises related to the calculation of mass balances of complex processes will be performed.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide a thorough knowledge and a critical analysis of the main processes of petrochemistry and refinery, as well as of industrial treatments of natural gas, coal and biomass. A critical analysis will be carried out on the motivations of the solutions used in the production processes of the main chemical intermediates, and on the criteria for a correct approach to the design of an industrial chemical process in terms of economy, productivity, safety and respect for the environment. The relations between the kinetic and thermodynamic aspects and the design and optimization of the processes will be emphasized.

Furthermore, in the second module, the production processes and characteristics of the products of organic industrial chemistry, i.e polymers, detergents, lubricants, solvents, dyes and fine chemicals, will be discussed. In addition, the techniques for mass balancing of complex processes will be learned.

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PREREQUISITES

A relatively deep knowledge of basic organic chemistry and of the fundamentals of thermodynamics and chemical kinetics is required. Furthermore, a more than basic knowledge of mathematics and physics is required. Additionally, a high level knowledge of the main unit operations is convenient.

Teaching methods

Lectures, numerical exercises, visits to industrial facilities.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: The teacher receives upon request

Ricevimento: Meetings on request

Ricevimento: The teacher receives upon request

Exam Board

GUIDO BUSCA (President)

GABRIELLA GARBARINO

ELISABETTA FINOCCHIO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures, numerical exercises, visits to industrial facilities.

EXAMS

Exam description

The course includes three exam tests:

1. Oral Exam related to the topics of the Refinery and Petrochemistry module that can be sustained from the end of the lessons of this module. The maximum grade for this test will be 10/30.

2. Oral exam related to the topics of the Industrial Chemical Products module that can be sustained from the end of the lessons of this module. The maximum mark for this test will be 6/30.

3. Written Exam consisting of two exercises; the first aimed at discussing an industrial process of organic industrial chemistry not treated during the course (thermodynamic characteristics of the reactions involved, reactors, process conditions, separation and purification of reagents and / or products); the second one is aimed at numerical evaluation, applicative calculations and the drafting of material balances on a complex chemical process among those treated during the teaching. The maximum grade for this test will be 15/30. This test will be sustained at the end of the course (completion of both modules).

Assessment methods

Through the critical discussion of the required characteristics of the products of organic industrial chemistry, and of the industrial processes dealt with in the course as well as of the single plants and reactors used, and the ability to prepare financial statements on complex processes, it will be possible to assess the knowledge and depth of understanding of the student of chemical thermodynamics, of the kinetic aspects, of the nature of unit operations and of the equipment used in the chemical industry, as well as of the management aspects of a complex process, of the economic and environmental aspects.​

 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
09/06/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
09/06/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
02/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
02/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
02/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
14/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
09/06/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
02/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
02/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale