Design & Simulation

Honeywell Design Student Challenge Names Winners

By Chemical Processing Staff

Nov 23, 2014

Ahmed Abdullah Al-Maimani and Mohammed Nasr Al-Kindi, engineering students from Oman’s Sultan Qaboos University, are joint winners of the annual Honeywell UniSim Design Student Challenge for the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) region. Al-Maimani’s and Al-Kindi’s research paper investigated ways to reduce the emissions of hydrogen and carbon dioxide, which are main by-products in ammonia production.

The students' paper, entitled Production of Synthetic Methane Hydrogen & Carbon Dioxide Byproducts from Ammonia Plants, concluded it is possible to produce synthetic methane from these by-products and recycle it back into the plant in order to reduce the amount of natural gas required for certain production levels. The students’ research was supported by Sultan Qaboos University’s Dr. Ashish M. Gujarathi.

Honeywell’s UniSim Design Student Challenge recognizes some of the most talented engineering students around the world, according to the company. It challenges students to solve real-world problems facing industrial processing plants by using Honeywell’s UniSim Design process simulation and design software. Winners earn the chance to present their research projects to many of the world’s top manufacturers and potential employers.

Honeywell’s UniSim Design Suite provides an interactive process model that allows engineers to create steady-state and dynamic models and is used extensively for plant design, performance monitoring, troubleshooting, operational improvement, business planning and asset management.

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