chemeng 180: chemical engineering plant design

Stanford University

In 2016 the US chemical industry, largest in the world, exceeded 800 billion dollars in sales and accounted for a fifth of the global production. We rely on the chemical industry for its role in the production of pharmaceuticals, fertilizer, fuel, as well as 96% of all manufactured goods. But what goes into building a chemical plant? How would you identify opportunities for profit, and take game-changing process innovation ideas to real production facilities? This course will teach you to leverage your engineering background to complete such major projects, taking engineering ideas to well-mapped out production plans, while using state-of the art engineering software tools. In this course you will apply your technical knowledge towards the design of a chemical plant, use Aspen process simulation software to model industrial processes, and work in team environments to conduct and present your work.