Decarbonising our energy and industrial sectors requires us to develop, optimise and deploy innovative engineering processes. Chemical process design is a series of steps that process engineers need to follow to develop a process design that meets the desired project specification in a safe, economical, and environmentally friendly manner. Therefore, chemical and process engineers need to understand how to apply the core process design principles to conceptualise and test innovative net-zero technologies.

This event is not being run by the hts, but we felt that this free, LinkedIn, online workshop might be of interest to our members.

It will be held on the 3rd June 2024 at 11:30 (BST)


This workshop will comprise a theoretical introduction to process design. I will explain the key steps of process design and the fundamental laws that you need to design industrial processes confidently. I will then introduce you to DWSIM, an open-source alternative to commercial tools, such as Aspen Plus, Aspen Hysys, Pro/II or ChemCad.


By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

- set up a process simulation in DWSIM

- select the appropriate property package

- setup the property and simulation environment

- navigate the simulation environment

- create the process flow diagram by using a combination of (material/energy) streams and unit operations

- run the simulation and analyse the results


This workshop is designed to help people get started with process design and simulation. It’ll be especially helpful for students, researchers, engineers, academics and teachers in the area of chemical and process engineering.


This introductory session aims to introduce you to process design & DWSIM. It will be followed by a real-life case study session based on my research projects in industrial decarboniation. The details for the next session will be shared during the introductory session.

Speaker Bio

Dawid Hanak is the Professor of Decarbonisation of Industrial Clusters at the Net Zero Industry Innovation Centre, Teesside University. He has over a decade of experience in process design, techno-economic and life-cycle assessment, and business modelling of sustainable engineering processes. He led the successful delivery of research and commercial projects in industrial decarbonisation that attracted over £4m of external funding. These projects developed carbonate looping technology for high-efficiency low-carbon power generation systems and industrial processes.

Dawid is also a founder of Motivated Academic, where he aspires to equip 1000 researchers & consultants with transformational research skills to solve societal challenges.