Document Type

Thesis

Date of Award

Fall 1-31-1997

Degree Name

Degree of Engineer in Chemical Engineering

Department

Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Environmental Science

First Advisor

Edward Charles Roche, Jr.

Second Advisor

Deran Hanesian

Third Advisor

Christopher Williamson

Abstract

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.

The objective of this work was to provide detailed examples of HYSIM computer runs for various unit operations, plus other areas covered by HYSIM, such as pressure drop calculations and pipe sizing. Each example contains a description of the process, a process flow diagram and the steps needed to be taken by the HYSIM user to run that particular example. The results obtained from the run are shown at the end of each example.

These examples are being supplied as a guide or training method so that the user can gain the proficiency in running the HYSIM program, that will then translate to the solving of other similar problems, given either in the classroom or in the field.

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