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

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

The venue was not affected by Hurricane Harvey, and the following courses are still scheduled to run.


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.

Date

March 17 - 18, 2018

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

The venue was not affected by Hurricane Harvey, and the following courses are still scheduled to run.


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Advanced $1,695 (Ends Feb 17) $1,895 (Ends Feb 17)
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 19 - 20, 2018

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 60606

The venue was not affected by Hurricane Harvey, and the following courses are still scheduled to run.


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Advanced $1,695 (Ends May 19) $1,895 (Ends May 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

August 18 - 19, 2018

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.

Register Online Register Via Mail

Venue

TBA

The venue was not affected by Hurricane Harvey, and the following courses are still scheduled to run.


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Advanced $1,695 (Ends Jul 18) $1,895 (Ends Jul 18)
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 4 - 5, 2018

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.

Register Online Register Via Mail

Venue

American Chemical Society
1155 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

The venue was not affected by Hurricane Harvey, and the following courses are still scheduled to run.


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Advanced $1,695 (Ends Sep18) $1,895 (Ends Sep 18)
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 6 - 7, 2018

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.

Register Online Register Via Mail

Venue

TBA

Houston, TX

The venue was not affected by Hurricane Harvey, and the following courses are still scheduled to run.


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Advanced $1,695 (Ends Nov 5) $1,895 (Ends Nov 4)
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.