Prof. Dr. Fatma Suna BALCI

Mühendislik Fakültesi > Kimya Mühendisliği


Design  Staff:           



Suna BALCI (Room  506)





Course Schedule:

Monday          : 12:30-16:20 (Room 114)

Wednesday     : 10:30-12:20 (Room 108)



Office Hours:

Tuesday          : 12:30-13:30

Wednesday     : 12:30-13:30


Catalog Description : KM 452-Chemical Engineering Design II (SE) (3-2-0) 4; ECST (8)

Complete design of a selected chemical process. Flow chart selection, examination and preparation. Investigation of the process from flexibility, safety, operatibility, controllability and environmental effects points of views. Mass and energy balances. Selection and design of equipments. Detailed economical analyses of processes.

Prerequisite :  KM 451 Chemical Engineering Design I


Textbooks :

  • Peters, M.S., Timmerhaus, Klaus D., West, Ronald E. "Plant Design and Economics for Chemical Engineers," 5th ed., McGraw-Hill, New York


    Supplementary  References:  (See the attached sheet).


Course Objectives

The goal of engineering design is devising a system, component or process to meet desired needs. In achieving this goal, the process of design will include most of the following features:


  • Development of student creativity.
  • Use of open ended problems.
  • Consideration of alternative solutions.
  • Development and use of design methodology.
  • Formulation of design problem statements and specifications.
  • Feasibility considerations.
  • Detailed system descriptions.


We also aim to include the following realistic constraints and risk factors in the process of design: economic factors, safety, environment, health and hazardous effects, reliability, flexibility, sustainability of the process and also aesthetics, ethics and social impact.




Course Content

The course content is, in short, “Learn to learn while doing.” This will hopefully be reinforced by short lectures, discussions, reading assignments and self-learning exercises on the following items:

  • What is “design “? Engineering design as defined by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
  • Screening of alternatives.
  • Detailed equipment design.
  • Stages of design: Needs/ Ideas/ Selections/ Design.
  • Creativity exercises.
  • Brainstorming exercises.
  • Rules of thumb (Heuristics).
  • Teamwork.
  • Ethics and professionalism.
  • Oral communication techniques.
  • Written communications:  Progress reports.



  • Process design of complete process (formaldehyde production) and detailed economic analyses
  • Ethics studies on given scenarios



The students will form teams of four or five. The team members will have both individual and collective responsibility for the success of their projects.


The design staff will act as project managers rather than technical experts, and the “students” will act as professional employees of our design team. Any mention of “attendance requirements” is considered superfluous for professionals.



Exams (tentative)    : 30 % (Midterms and Final)

1st  Exam         : 10.04.2013 Wednesday

2nd Exam         : 13.05.2013 Monday

3rd  Exam         : 07.06.2013 Monday


Project work   : 70 % (Project presentation on final date will be included here)

  • Project reports,
  • Progress reports,
  • Oral presentations,
  • Class work and associated individual and team assignments,
  • Peer evaluations.




  • Backhurst, C.R., Harker, J.H., “Process Plant Design”, Heinemann, London (1973).

  • Biegler, L.T., Grossmann, I.E., Westerberg, A.W., “Systematic Methods of Chemical Process Design”, Prentice Hall, New Jersey (1997).

  • Branan, C., “Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers”, Elsevier, New York (2005).

  • Brockel, U., Meier, W., Wagner, G., “Product Design and Engineering: Best Practices”, Wiley, Newyork, (2007).

  • Dimian, A., C., Bildea, C., S., “Chemical Process Design-Computer Aided Case Studies”, Wiley, (2008).

  • Douglas, J.M., “Conceptual Design for Chemical Processes”, McGraw-Hill, New York (1988).

  • Duncan, T.M., Reimer, J.A., “Chemical Engineering Design and Analysis”, Cambridge Univ. Press, Newyork (1998)

  • Hyman, B., “Fundamentals of Engineering Design”, Prentice Hall, New Jersey (1998).

  • Janna, W.S., “Design of Fluid Thermal Systems”, 2nd. Ed., PWS Pub.Co. (1998).

  • Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, Wiley, (2006.)

  • Mecklenburgh, J.C., “Plant Layout”, Leonard Hill Books, Guildford (1973).

  • Perry, R.H., Green, D.W., “Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook”, Seventh ed., McGraw-Hill, New York (1998).

  • Peters, M.S., Timmerhaus, Klaus D., West, Ronald E. "Plant Design and Economics for Chemical Engineers," 5th ed., McGraw-Hill, New York

  • Resnick, W., “Process Analysis and Design for Chemical Engineers”, McGraw-Hill, New York (1981).

  • Rudd, D.F., Powers, G.J., Siirola, J.J., “Process Synthesis”, Prentice Hall, New Jersey (1973).

  • Smith, R., “Chemical Process Design and Integration”, Wiley, Newyork (2005).

  • Seider, W.D., Seader, J.D., Lewin, D.R., Widagdo, S., “Product & Process Design Principles”, 3nd ed., Wiley, New York (2010).

  • Sinnott, R.K., “An Introduction to Chemical Engineering Design”, Pergamon Press, Oxford (1983).

  • Speight, J.G., “Chemical Process and Design Handbook”, McGraw-Hill, New York, (2002)

  • Turton, R., Bailie, R.C., Whiting, W.B., Shaeiwitz, J.A., “Analysis, Synthesis, and Design of Chemical Processes”, 2nd ed., Prentice Hall, New Jersey (2003).

  • “Ulmann’s Chemical Technology and Plant Design”, Ed (Wiley), Wiley, Newyork, (2004).

  • Ulrich, G.D., “A Guide to Chemical Engineering Process Design and Economics”, John Wiley, New York (1984).

  • Wells, G.L., Rose, L.M., “The Art of Chemical Process Design”, Elsevier, Newyork (1986).

  • Woods, R.W., “Rules of Thumb in Engineering Practice”, Wiley, Newyork, (2007)

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