AspenTech University Sustainability Curriculum

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Today's dual challenge of meeting the rising demand for resources while delivering on the expectations of a healthier planet requires new levels of efficiency and innovation. Learn how to use AspenTech's solutions to achieve your sustainability goals.


 
Sustainability TopicCourse TitleOverviewRoles and Pre-requisitesRecommended Certification
Carbon Capture & Storage
      Learn how to use Subsurface Science and Engineering solutions for carbon capture storage modeling.

        - Geoscientists, Subsurface Engineers​

        - Bachelor Degree in Geology,
     Geophysics, or Petroleum Engineering​

        - Having familiarity with subsurface
     modeling

Under consideration

 
      Learn how to create rigorous simulation of carbon capture processes with Amine solvent.

   - Process Engineers, Sustainability
     Specialists, Environmental Engineers​

   - Bachelor Degree in Chemical
     Engineering​

   - SUS-P101/EAP101 or prior experience
     using Aspen Plus

Natural Gas Carbon Capture Process Modeling Certification Exam
 
 
      Direct Air Capture technology is among the most prominent approaches to capture CO2. Users will learn how to build and simulate a Direct Air Capture process with aqueous potassium hydroxide solution.

        - Process Engineers, Sustainability
     Specialists, Environmental Engineers​

        - Bachelor Degree in Chemical
     Engineering

Direct Air Capture Process Modeling Certification Exam
 
      Learn how to recapture CO2 using a scrubber. Set up a model using a rigorous, more realistic modeling approach than conventional models to make better predictions for Sustainability calculations.

       - Process Engineers, Sustainability
     Specialists, Environmental Engineers​

        - Bachelor Degree in Chemical
     Engineering​

        - SUS-P101/EAP101 or prior experience
     using Aspen Plus

Natural Gas Carbon Capture Process Optimization Certification Exam*
 
Carbon Capture & Hydrogen Economy
      End-to-end Carbon Capture processes and hydrogen production processes both involve complex chemical interactions. Learn how to model these chemical interactions through various estimation techniques to achieve more accurate results.

       - Process Engineers, Sustainability
     Specialists, Environmental Engineers​

        - Bachelor Degree in Chemical
     Engineering​

        - SUS-P101/EAP101 or prior experience
     using Aspen Plus

Natural Gas Carbon Capture Process Optimization Certification Exam*
 
      Accurate electrolyte chemistry is crucial to model Carbon Capture processes with amine solvent and hydrogen production processes. Learn how to address common challenges when modeling electrolyte chemistry for carbon capture and hydrogen production.

       - Process Engineers, Sustainability
     Specialists, Environmental Engineers​

        - Bachelor Degree in Chemical
     Engineering​

        - SUS-P101/EAP101 or prior experience
     using Aspen Plus

Natural Gas Carbon Capture Process Optimization Certification Exam*
 
Carbon Capture, Emissions Management, & Energy Efficiency
      Learn how to create process simulations to predict Green House Gas (GHG) emissions and minimize energy usage.

       - Process Engineers, Sustainability
     Specialists, Environmental Engineers​

        - Bachelor Degree in Chemical
     Engineering

Green House Gas Emissions and Energy Optimization Modeling Certification Exam
      Learn how to build a carbon capture process model and apply optimization techniques to minimize emissions and energy usage

       - Process Engineers, Sustainability
     Specialists, Environmental Engineers​

        - Bachelor Degree in Chemical
     Engineering

Natural Gas Carbon Capture Process Optimization Certification Exam
Hydrogen Economy
      Learn how to model an electrolysis unit that converts water into hydrogen using potassium hydroxide solution. 

       - Process Engineers, Sustainability
     Specialists, Environmental Engineers​

        - Bachelor Degree in Chemical
     Engineering​

        - SUS-P101/EAP101 or prior experience
     using Aspen Plus

Green Hydrogen Production Modeling Certification Exam
      Learn how to develop solar cell models to power an electrolysis process used in green hydrogen production.

       - Process Engineers, Sustainability
     Specialists, Environmental Engineers​

        - Bachelor Degree in Chemical
     Engineering​

        - SUS-P101/EAP101 or prior experience
     using Aspen Plus

Green Hydrogen Production Modeling Certification Exam*
 
Energy Efficiency
      In refineries, heat exchangers are among the highest energy consumers. Learn how to accurately design fired heaters, shell and tube, and air-cooled heat exchangers to minimize energy consumption.

       - Process Engineers, Sustainability
     Specialists, Environmental Engineers​

        - Bachelor Degree in Chemical
     Engineering

Heat Exchanger Energy Efficiency Certification Exam*
 
      Learn how to optimize distribution of energy and mass flow considering energy savings and capital cost trade off.

  - Process Engineers, Sustainability
     Specialists, Environmental Engineers​

   - Bachelor Degree in Chemical
     Engineering

Heat Exchanger Energy Efficiency Certification Exam*
 
 
      Learn how to rigorously size and rate shell and tube heat exchangers which can help optimize heat exchanger designs to improve energy efficiency.

       - Process Engineers, Sustainability
     Specialists, Environmental Engineers​

        - Bachelor Degree in Chemical
     Engineering

Heat Exchanger Energy Efficiency Certification Exam
      Learn how to setup plant utilities, such as steam, hot oil, and cooling water to optimize costs and minimize environmental impact of industrial processes, by reducing energy consumption.

       - Process Engineers, Sustainability
     Specialists, Environmental Engineers​

        - Bachelor Degree in Chemical
     Engineering

Plant Utilities Optimization Certification Exam
Emissions Management
      Learn how to build a refinery planning model that covers two main sources of CO2: the FCC unit and the Fuel Gas system. With ongoing focus of refiners to include sustainability objectives into their planning and scheduling models, this can be used as a basis to model CO2 emissions in refinery planning.

       - Refinery Planning and Optimization
     Engineers​

        - Bachelor Degree in Chemical
     Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or
     study of Operations
     Research/Mathematical Optimization​

        - Understanding of Refinery Planning

Under consideration
 
      Effectively design a flare system while meeting both safety standards in flare operation and sustainability targets in emission monitoring.

       - Process Engineers,  Process Safety
     Engineers, Sustainability Specialists,
     Environmental Engineers​

        - Bachelor Degree in Chemical
     Engineering

Under consideration
 
Bio-based Feedstocks
      Accurately simulate sustainable bio-based feedstock processes using solids modeling techniques.

       - Process Engineers, Sustainability
     Specialists, Environmental Engineers​

        - Bachelor Degree in Chemical
     Engineering

Under consideration
 
Materials Circularity
      Learn how to model the oxygen removal process to convert waste cooking oil into renewable diesel.  

       - Process Engineers, Sustainability
     Specialists, Environmental Engineers​

        - Bachelor Degree in Chemical
     Engineering

Material Recycling using Molecular Based Reactor Modeling Certification Exam
 
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