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BJ02A2041 Advanced Process Design, 5 cr 
Code BJ02A2041  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Advanced Process Design  Abbreviation Advanced Proces 
Credits5 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Engineering Science 

Tuomas Koiranen 
Esko Lahdenperä 

Description by Study Guide
Note  Location: Lappeenranta 
Year  M.Sc. (Tech.) 1 
Teaching Language  English 
Teacher(s) in Charge 

Professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Tuomas Koiranen, Lic. (Tech.) Esko Lahdenperä


Upon completion of the module, the student has the following competencies:
– knows process life cycle and what kind of design activities are required during the life cycle
– understands how product design and process design are related
– knows what is conceptual design of processes: where it is aiming and what are the steps
– understands the role of modern simulation package during the process life cycle
– is able to apply a simulation package to support every step during conceptual process design.


– Chemical process synthesis: objectives and steps
– Synthesis of separation sequences
– Chemical and physical properties and property estimation methods
– Chemical process material and energy balances, sizing and costing and economical evaluation
– Process performance analysis, process evaluation and optimization
– Energy integration in process design.

Teaching Methods 

Lectures and exercises 20 h. Self-study, assignments and group work 110 h.
Total workload 130 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Moodle (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Exam (Yes/No)  Yes 
Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0–5, examination 20%, group work and reports 40%, individual assignments 40%.

Course Materials 

Basic study material delivered in Moodle.
Specific literature:
– Sinnot R.K., Chemical Engineering Design,(e-resource)
– Seider W.D., Seader J.D., Lewin D.R.Widago S. Product and Process Design Principles: Synthesis, Analysis and Evaluation
– Al-Malah Kamal I.M., Aspen Plus. Chemical Engineering Applications, (e-resource)
– Biegler L., Grossman I.E., Westerberg A.W.,Systematic methods of chemical process design.


BJ01A530 Prosessien simuloinnin perusteet (Basics of Process Simulation) or corresponding studies.
It is strongly recommended that students have taken basic studies in Chemical Engineering or have corresponding knowledge.

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No)  max 5 
Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No)  max 5 

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