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Teaching Modules Description
1. Motivation for Creation
The motivation for creating these teaching modules is to augment the chemical engineering curriculum with Aspen HYSYS examples. The goal is to facilitate the use of simulation and engineering tools across the curriculum. Aspen HYSYS allows for the solution of problems more complex than those solvable with pencil and paper, but not without a learning curve. Example problems and solutions have been documented to aid in teaching chemical engineering content and also to introduce process simulation. The teaching modules are written to address a specific target area in the hope that the problem which is solved in the module adds to the classroom lesson on the subject. The examples were designed to be completely modular, and so only rely on students having the prerequisites listed in the beginning of the document. The steps are delineated and screen-captured so the students learn to use Aspen HYSYS as they learn the chemical engineering material.

2. List of Materials
Each module has a PDF file with a lesson objective, list of prerequisites, problem background, problem statement, Aspen HYSYS solution, and summarizing conclusion. There is also a solution file for the module, and starting points for those that require it; if there is a starter file, it is listed in the prerequisites section in the PDF file. A sample presentation is also included with each module which introduces the problem statement in the module.

The documentation file, solution file, presentation and any other files have a unique identifier and the identifier is contained in the file name first, followed by the module title. The lessons are listed in Table 1: Lessons by Module, with their identifier and target subject.

Table 1: Lessons by Module

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Lesson CSTR - CIStoTRANS CSTR Series - CIStoTRANS CSTR Series - Esterification PFR - CIStoTRANS PFR - Esterification Conversion Reactor - Combustion Flash Model Steam Table Heat of Vaporization Steam Engine Refrigeration Maximum Fill Volume in Propane Tank PT Envelope Retrograde Behavior Flash Removal of H2 Decanter C2 Splitter Ethanol / Water - Ethanol dehydration C2 Splitter using Shortcut Phase Rule Extraction

Lesson Id RX-003H RX-004H RX-005H RX-006H RX-007H RX-008H Thermo-002H Thermo-003H Thermo-004H Thermo-005H Thermo-006H Thermo-007H Thermo-013H Thermo-014H Thermo-019H Thermo-020H Dist-001H Dist-002H Dist-003H Dist-004H Dist-009H Dist-010H Dist-011H Dist-012H Dist-017H Dist-018H Dist-019H Dist-020H Matbal-001H Matbal-002H Dyn-001H Dyn-002H Dyn-003H Dyn-004H




Pressure Swing Azeotropic Distillation Extractive Distillation Sour Water Stripper Atmospheric Crude Tower Propylene Glycol CO2 Absorber Cyclohexane flowsheet Mixer Dynamic Analysis of CSTR Dynamic Analysis of PFR Cyclohexane flowsheet Tank Draining

Material / Energy Balance


Read-me Controller Tuning Depressuring Example NH3 Open Loop Flowsheet Design NH3 Closed Loop Flowsheet NH3 Integrated Costing Vapor Pressure Pure Component Properties Hypothetical Components Gas Oil Separation Plant Hydrate Formation in Pipeline

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Physical Properties

Petroleum Blank, for formatting.

The examples presented are solely intended to illustrate specific concepts and principles. They may not reflect an industrial application or real situation.

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