Process Design and Simulation


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This course is focused on process design, simulation and optimization of processes within chemical engineering.

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module must be able to

  • account for basic process synthesis and design methods
  • account for the principles of process simulation
  • explain process optimization using process simulation
  • account for computational aspects of phase equilibria
  • describe commercial process simulators


  • illustrate actual processes in a PFD
  • convert a PFD into a working process simulation
  • perform rigorous process mass and energy balances
  • perform steady-state simulation and evaluate results
  • perform sensitivity analysis and optimization
  • perform computer-aided process design and process improvements


  • investigate processes using simulation tools
  • select and utilise appropriate thermodynamic models

Type of instruction

  • Lectures
  • Practical exercises
  • Group and individual instruction

Extent and expected workload

150 hours



Name of examProcess Design and Simulation
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleProcesdesign og simulering
Module codeK-KT-K2-37
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Chemical Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science