Course detail

Chemical Engineering I

FCH-BAA_CHI1Acad. year: 2019/2020

Chemical and biochemical processes and apparatus fundamentals. Lectures are complemented by the computational and laboratory exercises. Mass balance, fluid flow, pumping, filtration, fluidization, mixing and particulate solids processing (characterisation of particulate systems, grain size measurment, comminution, separation, conveying systems, mechanics of particulate solids, storage systems).

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will obtain the basic knowledge about the Fluids and Particle Solids Unit operations of Chemical Engineering which take place in the design and pass judgments of the separate processes of the chemical and other production technologies in the laboratory and production plant size as well.


Mathematics - vector algebra, differentials and integrals basis; Physics - basis of mass point, hydrodynamics, thermodynamics and diffusion basis; Instumentaions - physics quantities measurement, transmission and processing;


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Coulson J.M. Richardson J.F. Chemical Engineering Butter worth Heinmann Oxford 2002 (EN)
Míka, V. Základy chemického inženýrství, SNTL Praha 1977 (CS)
Robert H. Perry : Perry's Chemical Engineers' Platinum Edition, McGraw-Hill Professional, 1999 (EN)
Leon P. Berton: Chemical Engineering Research Trends , NOVA Publishers, 2007 (EN)
Kohei Ogawa: Chemical Engineering, A New Perspective, Elsevier, 2007 (EN)
Gavin Towler: Chemical Engineering Design, Principles, Practice and Economics of Plant and Process Design, Elsevier 2012, ISBN: 978-0-08-096659-5 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week, seminars - 2 teaching hours per week. The other activities - 2 teaching hours per week for Practicum of Chemical Engineering. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Graded course-unit credit system. The student evaluation depends on the active attendance and the correctly solved separate numerical set of theoretical exerceces. The exam consists of the numerical part and the oral examination, studens have to show basic theoretical, numerical and practical knowledge in the branch. The use of defined literature materials in the numerical part of exem are allowed.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Chemical engineering calculation.
Balance of energy in the stream.
Presure drops in pipe-lines.
Processes of sedimentation.
Particle Solids.
Heat transfer.
Heat conveying.


Principals of the basic chemical-engineering units in the area of Fluids and Particle Solids and the access to the industry process equipment.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Partcipation on the prescribed Calculation exs, reports of all Calc. reports in the desiderative quality, the written part of Exam on the 32 points level min. of the 50poits sum.

Classification of course in study plans

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer