Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Plant design

Group led by Prof. Pekka Oinas combines fundamental chemical engineering principles with systems engineering approaches to develop methods and computer-aided tools that are applicable in all areas of chemical process industry.
Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Education

The education in Plant Design is directed at process design and development methods in B.Sc, M.Sc and Ph.D levels. This includes preliminary process design, process synthesis, cost engineering, process simulation and environmental and safety aspects of design. This knowledge can be used for the development of new processes, engineering of new plants and improvement of existing ones in the chemical, petrochemical, biofuel, pulp and paper, minerals, food and biotech and pharmaceutical industries. The teaching is based on problem-based learning, in which process design and development problems are solved using modern design tools such as simulation programs and other design methods. The teaching also includes advanced practical design projects performed as group work and guided by industrial engineers from appropriate companies.

Research

The research in Plant Design focuses on process feasibility study, synthesis, design, operation, integration, simulation and optimization, as well as  inherent safety, occupational health, pollution prevention and industrial risk. The key theme is the development of systematic methodologies to identify optimum, sustainable and creative strategies that lead to process intensification, yield improvement, debottlenecking, costing, safety, pollution prevention and energy conservation. Fundamental chemical engineering principles are coupled with systems engineering approaches to develop methods and computer-aided tools that are applicable in all areas of chemical process industry. In Plant Design there has been on an average one doctoral thesis per year.

Research projects

Design Project in Chemical Engineering

Students participate in their Master's studies in a practical design project, which is based on group work and problem based learning with innovations.

Latest publications

Plant design, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Biohybrid materials, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Bioproduct Chemistry
Publishing year: 2020 Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Plant design, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Biohybrid materials, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Bioproduct Chemistry
Publishing year: 2018 Green Chemistry
Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Plant design
Publishing year: 2018 AIMS Energy
Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Biohybrid materials, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Plant design, School services, CHEM, Bioproduct Chemistry, Department of Biotechnology and Chemical Technology
Publishing year: 2018 Green Chemistry
Department of Built Environment, Water and Environmental Engineering, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Plant design
Publishing year: 2017
Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Bioproduct Chemistry, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Plant design, Biohybrid materials
Publishing year: 2017 Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal
Department of Built Environment, Water and Environmental Engineering, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Plant design
Publishing year: 2017
Department of Biotechnology and Chemical Technology, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Plant design
Publishing year: 2017 Fuel Processing Technology
Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Plant design
Publishing year: 2017 Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Plant design, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Energy Conversion, Department of Biotechnology and Chemical Technology
Publishing year: 2017 Energy Conversion and Management
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Research group members

Rahul Bangalore Ashok

Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Davood Gudarzi

Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Postdoctoral Researcher

Elham Khalati

Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Pekka Oinas

Pekka Oinas

Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Professor (Associate Professor)

Oliwer Sliczniuk

Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
  • Published:
  • Updated:
Share
URL copied!