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List of Fall 2022 Projects

Project Title Industry 
Production of tall oil for combustion in a kraft pulp mill lime kiln. Natural Resources - Pulp and Paper
Production of tall oil for combustion in a kraft pulp mill lime kiln. Natural Resources - Pulp and Paper
Design of LiCO3 purification plant Natural Resources - Hydrometallurgy

   Design of Pressure Oxydation (POX) process and plant for ore concentrate pre-treatment

Natual Resources - Pressure Mettalurgy
Design of Biological Oxydation (BIOX) process and plant for ore concentrate pre-treatment Natual Resources - Pressure Mettalurgy
Green steel production Clean Energy

   Silane Containing Coatings

Specialty Chemicals
Gelators for solid inks Specialty Chemicals
Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) and reagent selection Natural Resources - Hydrometallurgy
Mill Throughput Increase Trade-off Study Natural Resources - Hydrometallurgy

   Plant design for E-coli formate hydrogenlyase (E-coli FHA) production

Environment
Plant design for CO2/H2 reduction to formic acid using E-coli FHL. Environment

Valorization of gypsum tailings

Environment
Lactose to fumaric acid plant design Food and beverage
Conversion of waste plastics to char via pyrolysis Environment
Conversion of waste plastics to char via hydropyrolysis Environment
Clean Hydrogen from Biogas Clean Energy
Catalytic Production of Sustainable Fluids Clean Energy

 

Supplementary resources on specific topics

CAPEX and Financial Analysis:

 

  1. Matches Process Equipment Cost Estimates:  https://www.matche.com/equipcost/Default.html
  2. CAPCOST 2017: https://richardturton.faculty.wvu.edu/publications/analysis-synthesis-and-design-of-chemical-processes-5th-edition
  3. Cash Flow Analysis: CAPCOST 2017: , https://richardturton.faculty.wvu.edu/publications/analysis-synthesis-and-design-of-chemical-processes-5th-edition
  4. AACE's 18R-97 Cost Estimate Classification System – As Applied in Engineering, Procurement, and Construction for the Process Industries

 

Green Chemistry and Green Engineering:

 

  1. Mannan, Sam. (2012). Lees’ Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, Volumes 1-3 - Hazard Identification, Assessment and Control (4th Edition) - 40.2.2 The Twelve Principles of Green Engineering. Elsevier. Retrieved from https://app.knovel.com/hotlink/pdf/id:kt00BFHFV4/lees-loss-prevention/lees-loss--twelve-principles
  2. Allen, D. T., & Shonnard, D. (2002). Green engineering: Environmentally conscious design of chemical processes. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall PTR. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/4589023
  3. American Chemical Society (ACS): 12 Principles of Green Chemistry 

 Process Intensification and Reducing Footprint:

 

  1. Reay, David Ramshaw, Colin Harvey, Adam. (2008). Process Intensification - Engineering for Efficiency, Sustainability and Flexibility. Elsevier. Retrieved from https://app.knovel.com/hotlink/toc/id:kpPIEESF0P/process-intensification/process-intensification
  2. Klemeš, Jiří Jaromír Varbanov, Petar Sabev Wan Alwi, Sharifah Rafidah Manan, Zainuddin Abdul. (2014). Process Integration and Intensification - Saving Energy, Water and Resources - 1.1 Process Intensification. De Gruyter. Retrieved from https://app.knovel.com/hotlink/pdf/id:kt010RDFRA/process-integration-intensification/process-intensification
 Process Design Basis:

 

  1. Pavone, A. (2006). How to prepare a process design basis. Chemical Engineering, 113(6), 48-53. 

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