Course Catalog

Chemical Engineering for Chemists

This course is for scientists who need to bridge the gap between the research lab and the chemical plant. Anyone involved in R&D, quality control, design, development, engineering, production or processes needing an overview of modern chemical engineering will benefit from this course.

Course Details

Key Topics

  • Fundamentals – material and energy balancing
  • Practical, timely information on chemical reactor design, reaction systems, and chemical process economics
  • Process Details – thermodynamics, reactor design, transport phenomena
  • Process Integration – control and design

Information

This course is for scientists who need to bridge the gap between the research lab and the chemical plant. Anyone involved in R&D, quality control, design, development, production or processes needing an overview of modern chemical engineering will benefit from this course. This course is also a valuable refresher for practicing chemical engineers. Many topics involve mathematical formulas and do require some knowledge of calculus.

Who Should Attend

Chemists, biochemists, and other scientists involved in R&D, quality control, design, development, production, processes, pilot plant operations, marketing, sales, or management for whom an understanding of chemical engineering fundamentals can enhance impact on the job and/or open new opportunities. As engineers rely on math as a tool, many topics will involve manipulation of formulae and will require some comfort with very basic concepts in algebra and calculus.

Participants should bring a calculator and ruler to class. With the class and in small groups, you will learn to attack chemical engineering problems.

Benefits

  • Communicate – on a technical level – more comfortably with chemical engineers.
  • Develop problem-solving strategies.
  • Identify common fundamental problem types and scenarios.
  • Recognize more advanced chemical engineering problems, and know where to go for help.
  • Solve fundamental chemical engineering problems.
  • Understand fundamental chemical engineering principles.

Agenda

  • Overview–Introductions; roles of chemical engineers; typical chemical engineering curriculum.
  • Foundations– Process Material Balancing conservation of mass; systems; material balancing for single-system processes; rubric for material balancing; material balancing of multi-system processes; recycle, by-pass and purge; material balancing in systems with reactions; material balancing in systems with phase equilibria.
  • Foundations– Process Energy Balancing conservation of energy; energy balancing; coupled mass and energy balances.
  • The Next Level– Process Details thermodynamics (thermodynamic properties and equations of state, reaction equilibria, phase equilibria, efficiency); reactor design (reaction kinetics, reactor types, mixing); transport phenomena (momentum transport, mass transport, heat transport).
  • Beyond the Next Level– Process Integration-process control; process design and optimization.

Course Locations

Date

April 1 - 2, 2017

Check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. on the first day of the course.

Course runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

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Venue

San Francisco State University-Downtown Campus
835 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Advanced $1,495 (Ends March 1) $1,695 (Ends March 1)
Standard $1,895 $2,095

The course fee includes a course binder and a continental breakfast each day.

Five for Four! Register five people for one course, one person for five courses, or any combination in between and your fifth registration is free. Note: This discount is only available if you register by fax, mail or phone and mention this discount and may not be combined with any other offer.

Date

May 10 - 11, 2017

Check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. on the first day of the course.

Course runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

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Venue

Boston University
Metcalf Center for Science and Engineering
590 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Advanced $1,495 (Ends April 8) $1,695 (Ends April 8)
Standard $1,895 $2,095

The course fee includes a course binder and a continental breakfast each day.

Five for Four! Register five people for one course, one person for five courses, or any combination in between and your fifth registration is free. Note: This discount is only available if you register by fax, mail or phone and mention this discount and may not be combined with any other offer.

Date

June 21 - 22, 2017

Check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. on the first day of the course.

Course runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

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Venue

MicroTek
230 West Monroe Street Suite 900
Chicago, IL


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Advanced $1,495 (Ends May 21) $1,695 (Ends May 21)
Standard $1,895 $2,095

The course fee includes a course binder and a continental breakfast each day.

Five for Four! Register five people for one course, one person for five courses, or any combination in between and your fifth registration is free. Note: This discount is only available if you register by fax, mail or phone and mention this discount and may not be combined with any other offer.

Date

August 19 - 20, 2017

Check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. on the first day of the course.

Course runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

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Venue

TBA

Washington, DC 20036


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Advanced $1,495 (Ends July 19) $1,695 (Ends July 19)
Standard $1,895 $2,095

The course fee includes a course binder and a continental breakfast each day.

Five for Four! Register five people for one course, one person for five courses, or any combination in between and your fifth registration is free. Note: This discount is only available if you register by fax, mail or phone and mention this discount and may not be combined with any other offer.

Date

October 10 - 11, 2017

Check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. on the first day of the course.

Course runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

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Venue

Temple University City Center
1515 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Advanced $1,495 (Ends September 10) $1,695 (Ends September 10)
Standard $1,895 $2,095

The course fee includes a course binder and a continental breakfast each day.

Five for Four! Register five people for one course, one person for five courses, or any combination in between and your fifth registration is free. Note: This discount is only available if you register by fax, mail or phone and mention this discount and may not be combined with any other offer.

Date

December 7 - 8, 2017

Check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. on the first day of the course.

Course runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

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Venue

LSC University Park
Lone Star Corporate College, 20515 State Highway 249
Houston TX 77070


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Advanced $1,495 (Ends November 5) $1,695 (Ends November 5)
Standard $1,895 $2,095

The course fee includes a course binder and a continental breakfast each day.

Five for Four! Register five people for one course, one person for five courses, or any combination in between and your fifth registration is free. Note: This discount is only available if you register by fax, mail or phone and mention this discount and may not be combined with any other offer.

About the Instructor

  • Todd M. Przybycien, Ph.D.

    , is Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and teaches Chemical Engineering for Chemists.