Johns Hopkins
Engineering Design Day

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

The Johns Hopkins Engineering community is creating a better future, translating theoretical knowledge into real-world solutions.


Join us on Tuesday, May 4 for a virtual celebration showcasing student innovation and creativity at Hopkins Engineering annual Design Day!

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Design Day Projects

Methyl Ethyl Ketone Process Design

Team: Process Design with ASPEN

Program: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) is a versatile solvent with growing global market demand, resulting in a need for improved production systems. Our team used ASPEN Plus to design a process to produce MEK from secondary butanol. Our final production stream exits the process at 99.5% purity with high recovery rates. This system, once implemented, can provide a streamlined MEK production process.


  • Dr. Sakul Ratanalert
  • Paul Vallejo

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