1. Course number and name
CHME 452. Chemical Process Design and Economic Analysis
2. Credits and contact hours
3 credit hours = 45 contact hours per semester
3. Instructor’s or course coordinator’s name
4. Text book, title, author, and year
- Turton, et al. (2012). Analysis, Synthesis, and Design of Chemical Processes, 4/e (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall).
- Andersen (2016). Study Guide for CHME 452. (Available on the course’s Canvas site)
a. other supplemental materials
5. Specific course information
a. catalog description: Concepts in chemical engineering process design, including: capital and manufacture cost estimation; discounted cash flows; interest; taxes; depreciation; profitability analysis; project specifications.
b. prerequisites: CHME 307 and CHME 441 co-requisites: none
c. required, elective, or selected elective (as per Table 5-1): required
6. Specific goals for the course
a. The student will…
- Write and explain the meanings of the basic equations related to engineering economic analysis.
- Formulate mathematical models and solve problems involving process design and economic analysis
- Discuss the environmental, social, and economic implications of process design.
b. Criterion 3 Student Outcomes specifically addressed by this course are found in a mapping of outcomes against all CHME courses in the curriculum.
7. Brief list of topics to be covered
- Process diagrams
- Process flow diagrams
- Batch processing
- Chemical product design
- Tracing chemicals through PFDs
- Process conditions
- Estimation of capital costs
- Estimation of manufacturing costs
- Engineering economic analysis
- Energy conversion devices
- Chemical firms
- Financial reports
Common Syllabus Addendum
The NMSU Department of Chemical Engineering maintains a syllabus addendum containing course requirements common to all courses with the CH E prefix online. This document is accessible from the URL: http://chme.nmsu.edu/academics/syllabi/chme-common-syllabus-addendum/