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Introduction to Process Engineering

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Course Unit Code617-2010/02
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated6 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Optional
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
VEC05doc. Ing. Marek Večeř, Ph.D.
Qualitative description of industrial and natural processes and using this knowledge for apparatus design are main goals of this course. Pies of knowledge from inorganic and organic technology will be developed as well as mass, momentum and heat transfer. Fundamental skills from field of physics, chemistry, physical chemistry and mathematics are highly expected.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Objectives of subject:
Systematic training of mass and energy balances of technological processes and application of transport processes at engineering modeling are key stones of this course. Hydrodynamics processes (filtration, sedimentation, fluidization, mixing, pumping), heat transfer processes(heat exchangers, energy losses, boiling, condensation) and mass transport processes(crystallization, absorption, distillation, drying, adsorption and equilibrium dynamics) are three base classes which course is concentrated on. Problem of chemical reactors is mentioned only shortly.

Acquired knowledge:
- The ability to recognize technological problem and propose a strategy for its solution,
- Make energy and material balance,
- The ability to describe the process of filtration, drying, evaporation and distillation,
- Design an optimal heat exchanger.

Acquired skills:
- The ability to design construction device parameters,
- Ability to perform the material and energy balance adequately complicated technological systems,
- The ability to design an optimal conditions for the operation of devices such as heat exchangers, vaporizers, jet dryers, filters and the like,
- The ability to obtain information for performing the simulation and optimization calculations on existing equipment with regard to fluctuating parameters of input parameters,
- Ability to apply theoretical knowledge to more complex technological processes,
- Ability to identify physical quantities the necessary to describe the process and found in chemical engineering the tables and diagrams.
Course Contents
1. Balances, equilibrium, kinetics. Material balances.
2. Balances of reacting systems.
3. Energy balances, Mechanical and thermal energy.
4. Fluid flow. pumps.
5. Filtration and sedimentation, centrifuges.
6. Mixing, fliudization.
7. Adsorption, membranes.
8. Energy balance, thermal processes.
9. Conduction, convection, radiation, heat exchangers.
10. Boiling and condenzation.
11. Distillation, stagewise processes.
12. Absorption.
13. Wet air, drying.
14. Introduction to chemical reactor theory.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
1. FELDER RM, ROUSSEAU RW. Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes,. J.Wiley ,New York 2004.
1. WICHTERLE K. VEČEŘ M., Základy procesního inženýrství. VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2012.
2. ŠNITA, D., Chemické inženýrství I a II. VŠCHT Praha, 2005.
3. MÍKA V., NEUŽIL L., VLČEK J. a kol., Příklady a úlohy z chemického inženýrství I. a II. díl, VŠCHT Praha 1997.
4. HOLEČEK O. a kol., Chemicko-inženýrské tabulky, VŠCHT Praha 2001.
Recommended Reading:
1. PERRY, R. H., GREEN, D. W. Perry's chemical engineers' handbook. New York, McGraw-Hill 2008.
1. DOJČANSKÝ, J., LONGAUER, J. Chemické inženierstvo I, II. Malé centrum Bratislava, 2000.
2. MÍKA, V. Základy chemického inženýrství. SNTL Praha, 1981.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined