This is the capstone course which utilizes the fundamentals of chemical engineering (material balances, energy balances, transport phenomena, thermodynamics, kinetics, separations, unit operations, pollution prevention and safety) in the optimum equipment design and operation of chemical plants. It introduces the concepts and methods of plant design and economic evaluation: planning, cost estimation, fixed capital investments, working capital, production costs, depreciation, rate of return, profitability analysis, discounted cash flow analysis.

This course covers waste management methods for wastewater, air pollutants and solid wastes. It also includes maanagement methods such as EIA and EMS.

This course will apply the principles of transport phenomena in the computation of process and design variables that will operate shell and tube heat exchangers, evaporators, crystallizers, packed towers and driers.

This course applies the principles of heat and mass transfer, momentum transfer, separations processes, reaction kinetics and particulate technology, to produce a detailed equipment design. Equipment design are based on theoretical principles as well as simplified and heuristic  applications.  At the end of the course, students should show a detailed diagram including a prototype for equipment design of  reactors, pressure vessels, heat and mass transfer equipment, mechanical separations including theoretical discussions on piping systems, pumps, materials handling and conveying.

This course deals with the fundamental concepts of the two branches of fluid mechanics (statics and dynamics) which are important in unit operations.  The combined Mass, Energy and Momentum balances are applied in compressible or incompressible fluid flow, branching of fluids in transport, steady or unsteady flow, including metering of fluids that are important in the design of fluid flow piping network. The course ends with the design of different types of filtration equipment operated at constant pressure, constant rate or a combined constant pressure preceded by constant rate.