# Introduction Lecture PE 361Fertilizer Industry Dr. Noha Said Yousef.

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Introduction Lecture PE 361Fertilizer Industry Dr. Noha Said Yousef

Instructor: Dr. Noha Said Yousef- Room:E106 e-mail: nohaysf@yahoo.com Assistant: Eng.Dina Lecture: E 113 Monday from 10.30 to 1.30 Tutorial: E113 Thursday from 2.30 to 4.30 Office hours: Monday from 12:30 to 2:30 Wednesday from 12:30 to 2:30 Wednesday from 12:30 to 2:30 Thursday from 12:30 to 2:30 Thursday from 12:30 to 2:30 PETROCHEMICAL DEPARTMENT PE 361 Fertilizer 3Cr [3. 2]

Overall aims of course: The main objective of the course is to teach the students the following: - Natural gas as a source for feed stock for fertilizers industries. Gas – shift reaction, ammonia synthesis, urea production, nitric aced and nitrate fertilizers, formulation of fertilizers for specific needs.

Intended learning outcomes of course (ILOs ( A-Knowledge and understanding a3-I List the main types of inorganic fertilizers. a3-ii Explain how natural gas is feed stock for fertilizers industry. a3-iii Explain the production of Ammonia. a16-I Explain the production of Urea. a16-ii Describe the Nitric acid production. a16-iii Explain the production of Ammonium Nitrate. a16-iv Define formulation of fertilizers for specific needs.

b- Intellectual skills: b4-I Calculate the heating value of a natural gas b4-ii Determine the performance of furnaces and boilers b4-iii Calculate the theoretical air required for complete combustion and the volume of excess air. b4-iv Determine the composition of dry flue gases. b4-v Calculate the temperature of the flue gases. b4-vi Calculate the percentage of heat recovered in the waste heat boiler. b4-vii Determine the amount of steam produced in the waste heat boiler b4-ix Calculate the boiler efficiency. b4-x Examine the heat exchanger design.

c- Professional and practical skills: c12-i Classify between organic and inorganic fertilizers. c12-ii Classify the inorganic fertilizers. c12-iii Explain the use of natural gas as a feedstock for fertilizers. c12-iv Analyze the procedures used in producing of ammonia, urea,nitric acid, and ammonium nitrate. c 12-v Explain formulating fertilizers for special needs. c12-vi Analyze the boiler efficiency. c12-vii Distinguish between different types of combustion. c12-viii Design of heat exchangers.

d- General and transferable skills: D1 Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. D4 Practice working in groups. d5-I Develop computer skills d5-ii Extract information from published sources d5-iii practice presentations skills

WeekDateLectures 1 30/9/2013 Introduction Course Calendar and assessment methods. 2 7/10/2013-The main types of inorganic fertilizers. 314/10/2013 -Eid El Adha Holiday 421/10/2013Natural Gas as a Feed Stock for Fertilizers Industries. 5-7 28/10/2013- 11/11/2013 Production of Ammonia 818/11/2013Production of Urea 9 25/11/2013 Mid term exam. 102/12/2013 Nitric acid production 119/12/2013 Production of Ammonium Nitrate. 12-1416 /12/2013- 30/12/2013 Site visits and presentations

4– Teaching and learning methods 1-Lectures 2- Assignments 3- Quizzes 4- Reports 5-Tutorial Sessions 6- Presentations 5- Student assessment methods 1- Assignments to assess the student’s performance. 2- Quizzes to assess the follow-up 3- Reports to assess the report writing skills and research skills 4- Mid-term exam (9 th exam) to assess level of understanding 5- Final exam to assess the overall understanding of the course. 6- Presentations to assess presentation skills.

Assessment : Mid-term20 marks quizzes 20 marks reports and assignments 10 marks Final Exam. 50 marks --------- 100

6- List of references 6.1- Course notes Based on selected chapters collected from text books. 6.2- Textbook: M.E.Pozin;"Fertilizers Manufacture", 1st Ed., MIR Publishers Moscow,1985. United nations industrial development organization(UNIDO) and International Fertilizer development center (IFDC);"Fertilizers Manual",1st Ed., KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS – Netherlands,1998 6.3- Periodicals, Web sites, … etc