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Design Process - The Design Process Objectives Understand...

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Copyright 2003 John Baldwin 1 ChEn 425 – Design Process – Slide 1 The Design Process Objectives ° Understand the kinds of design decisions that process design teams face ° Appreciate the key steps for process design ° Be aware of the kinds of environmental issues and safety issues that are prevalent ° Appreciate the importance of ethics during design ° Appreciate the place of the various approaches toward process calculations ChEn 425 – Design Process – Slide 2 Design Opportunities ° Starting Point: § Societal need § Potential to generate profit ° Thousands of products exist (3M Company has developed over 50,000 products since its founding in 1904) ° Classifications of chemical products § Basic chemical products (from natural resources) § Industrial products (from basic chemical products) § Consumer products (from basic and industrial products) ° Origins of design projects § Result of research § Changing economics (e.g., a new inexpensive raw material) § Discovery of new markets § Result of engineers having strong feelings of new chemical or route to improve profitability to produce an existing chemical or that a market exists for a new product
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