Document Type


Date of Award

Fall 1-31-1997

Degree Name

Degree of Engineer in Chemical Engineering


Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Environmental Science

First Advisor

Edward Charles Roche, Jr.

Second Advisor

Deran Hanesian

Third Advisor

Christopher Williamson


Hyprotech's HYSIM computer simulation program is used in the chemical processing industry (CPI) to simulate unit operations, which aid in the design of various different kinds of processing plants. It is important then that chemical engineering students should gain early exposure to a simulation program such as HYSIM, in order to facilitate their comprehension of process engineering design work using this type of program, and to bridge the gap between the textbook knowledge they gain of unit operations in the classroom with some of the actual process engineering work-a-day methods available for solving problems.