Course detail

Chemical Engineering

ÚSI-RTCHIAcad. year: 2020/2021

Theoretical principles behind chemical and biochemical processes and equipment. Lectures are complemented by computer and laboratory exercises. Mass balance, fluid flow, pumping, filtration, fluidization, mixing and particulate solid processing (characterisation of particulate systems, grain size measurement, separation, conveyance systems, mechanics of particulate solids, storage systems). Heat transfer processes, enthalpy balance, heat transfer equipment, evaporation. The fundamentals of mass transfer processes - extraction, distillation and rectification, absorption, adsorption and ion exchange, drying, crystallization, reaction engineering.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will obtain basic knowledge regarding:
1. Unit operations in the area of chemical engineering that deals with fluids and particle solids. This knowledge is used in the design and assessment of individual processes employed in chemical and other production technologies at the laboratory and industrial scale.
2. Unit operations in the area of chemical engineering that deals with heat and mass transfer. This knowledge is used in the design and assessment of individual processes employed in chemical and other production technologies at the laboratory and industrial scale.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge in mathematics (the basics of vector, differential and integral calculus) and physics (the basics of mechanics, hydrodynamics, thermodynamics and diffusion processes).

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

PERRY, J. H. at all.: Perry`s engineers` handbook, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1997, 7. vyd., ISBN 0-07-115982-7
MÍKA, V.: Základy chemického inženýrství, Praha SNTL, 1981, 2. vyd., 870 s.
MÍKA, V.: Základy chemického inženýrství, Praha SNTL, 1981, 2. vyd., 870 s.
SLAVÍČEK, E.: Teoretické základy chemického inženýrství, Praha, SNTL, 1969, 369 s.
MEDEK, J.:: Hydraulické pochody, Brno, PC-DIR, 1994, ISBN 80-214-0563-5, 339 s.
RICHTER, J., SVĚRÁK, T., STEHLÍK, P.: Chemické inženýrství I, Brno, VUT, skripta, 2004, ISBN 80-214-2568-7, 228 s.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Tuition takes place via lectures and seminars. The lectures focus on the explanation of basic principles, the methods of the given discipline, problems and example solutions. The seminars mainly support practical mastery of the subject matter presented in lectures or assigned for individual study with the active participation of students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The student’s final grade depends on their active participation and the correct solution of an assigned set of theoretical exercises. The exam consists of a written part and an oral examination; students must show a basic level of theoretical, numerical and practical knowledge in the branch. The use of literature sources determined by the course tutor is allowed in the written part of the exam.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Chemical engineering calculations.
2. Balance of energy in a stream.
3. Loss of pressure in pipelines. Pumping of liquids.
4. Sedimentation processes. Mixing.
5. Particle solids. Fluidization.
6. Pressure filtration.
7. Heat transfer.
8. Heat transfer via convection. Evaporators.
9. Distillation, rectification.
10. Extraction. Absorption.
11. Air treatment and air cooling.
12. Drying.
13. Adsorption.

Aims

Students will gain an understanding of the principles of basic phenomena related to chemical engineering in the area of fluids and particle solids. They will be familiarised with the design of technical equipment used in the production and control of such phenomena in industrial processes.
Students will also gain an understanding of the principles of basic phenomena related to chemical engineering in the area of heat and mass transfer. They will be familiarised with the design of technical equipment used in the production and control of such phenomena in industrial processes.

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

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme RRTES_P Master's

    specialization RRTS , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer