University of Calgary

ENCH 400 - Design for Economics and Sustainability - Fall 2023

Design of chemical processes, emphasizing trade-offs between technical, economic, and sustainability considerations. Measures of economic profitability and environmental impact. Markets and price formation. Estimation of capital investment, cost of production, taxes, depreciation, and cash flows. Sensitivity analysis and optimization techniques. Basic concepts in industrial ecology. Comparison of alternatives and decision making under uncertainty.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • (3-2)


  • Chemical Engineering 350 or 315.


  • Credit for Chemical Engineering 400 and either Chemical Engineering 423 or Petroleum Engineering 423 will not be allowed.


This course will be offered next in Fall 2024.
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