Write a short project report for the engineers at ABC Chemicals documenting your findings.

Chemical Engineering

Numerical simulation using Aspen plus

Write a short project report for the engineers at ABC Chemicals documenting your findings. It should include the following information:

Criteria for optimization

Proposed system design (reactor type, reactor + separator + ??, how connected? feed, product, recycle streams? Explain and justify your design compared to other alternatives – no calculations or simulations required, just describe qualitatively)

Recommended operating conditions (reactor T, P, feed flows, catalyst weight, and resulting outlet flows)

Discussion of the effects of operating variables (what happens when T increases/decreases and why, etc.)

Preliminary profitability estimate. You only need to consider the gross margin between feed and product streams. You do not need to include other operating costs, equipment costs, etc. (No, not realistic, but you’ll have opportunities to learn and practice that in Plant Design)

Supporting equations, calculations, figures, etc. used in your analysis (only those necessary to illustrate your findings)