Course detail

Process Equipment

FSI-IAZAcad. year: 2019/2020

The course provides students with a survey of machinery applied to the protection of the environment with the emphasis on its construction. The course extends students` current theoretical knowledge by practical areas of the design of a single machine, apparatus and whole manufacturing lines exploited in the area of adjustment and recycling the waste, in ecological power industry, at biodegradation waste-processing, at liquid cleaning and ecological waste-processing and waste deactivation. The emphasis is put especially on the general design of machinery applied to the area of ecological performance and as on the design of particular machinery and its single parts specific for given area of a procedural technology.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students learn how the selected machinery is designed and extend their knowledge of the function and purpose of single industrial apparatus used in various areas of ecology.


Basic knowledge of elasticity and strength of structures, mechanics, theory of materials and details of machines.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Chopey, N., P., Handbook of chemical engineering calculation. third edition, 2004, McGraw-Hill International Editions, Chemical Engineering Series, 2004, New York, 640 s., ISBN 0-07-136262-2 (EN)
. Green, D., W., Perry, R., H.: CHEMICAL ENGINEERS´ HANDBOOK, 8 th editon, 2007, Mc Graw-Hill International Editions, Chemical Engineering, New York, ISBN 978-0-07-142294-9 (CS)
Smith R.: Chemical Process Design, McGraw-Hill (1995). (EN)
Kazelle,Cenek: Obnovitelné zdroje energie,FCC Public 2002 (CS)
Medek, J. : Hydraulické pochody, VUT Brno, 2004, ISBN 80-214-0563-5 (CS)
Kizlink, J.: Technologie chemických látek I. a II. díl, VUT Brno, 2001 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit requirements: Active attendance at seminars. The exam has written and oral parts, students have to prove their theoretical and practical knowledge.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The course objective is to make students familiar with the design of industrial equipment and apparatus used in environmental technologies

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

Active attendance at seminars is checked. The written report has to be done when training was missed. This report has to be produced for verification.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-EPP , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Design aspects of facilities
Structural members apparatus
Crushiers and mills
Mixers and pumps
Filters and settlers
Machinery and lines for recycling the waste
Facility for ecological power engineering
Facility for biodegradation trash
Facility for cleaning gas
Facility for cleaning liquids
Facility for refuse incineration


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


For single topics extension practical applications are given.