In this module, the basics of flowsheeting are taught such as sources, sinks, units, ports and connections. The importance of selecting the right thermodynamic and physical properties is discussed, as are the role of recycles and ways of debugging a flowsheet.

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  • What is a flowsheet
  • Sources, sinks, units, ports and connections
  • Building a flowsheet
  • Thermodynamic and physical properties
  • Recycles
  • Degrees of freedom
  • Debugging
  • Available tools for flowsheeting
  • What tool to use when

Learning outcomes

At the end of this module, students should have a basic understanding of what a flowsheet is, how to build one in general, the importance of selecting the right thermodynamic and physical property methods and how to debug a flowsheet.

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Slide handout - Introduction to flowsheeting PDF
Slides - Introduction to flowsheeting PPTX
Hands-on exercise - Solids blending PDF
Home assignment - Pie model PDF
Hands-on exercise - Solids blending DOCX
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Solutions - Home assignment - Pie model GPJ-PB
Solutions - Hands-on exercise - Solids blending GPJ-FP
Solutions - Hands-on exercise - Methanol synthesis GPJ-PB
Template - Pie model GPJP-PB