Course: Chemical Engineering

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Course title Chemical Engineering
Course code UECHI/C029A
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Doleček Petr, doc. Ing. CSc.
Course content
General engineering methods (dimensional analysis, theory of similarity, analogy, modelling). Mass and energy balances. Essential concept and equations of fluid dynamics, industrial important flows of fluids (in channels, on a wall, porous bed, flow around bodies, fluidization) hydromechanics unit operations and equipment calculation (liquid transport, sedimentation, filtration, centrifugation, mixing). Essential concept and equations of heat transfer. Conduction and convective heat transfer. Thermal unit operations and equipment calculation (overall heat transfer, heat exchangers, evaporation and evaporators). Introduction to mass transfer operations. Molecular and convective diffusion. The two-film theory. The penetration theory. Rate equations. Individual and overall mass transfer coefficients. Absorption. Mass balance. Calculation of packed bed absorber - isothermal conditions. Calculation of plate absorbers. Basic types of industrial absorbers. Binary distillation. Batch distillation, continuous distillation. Calculation of basic dimensions. Effect of feed enthalpy upon number of theoretical stages. McCabe-Thiele method, solution of distillation problems using enthalpy chart. Description and function of equipment. Solvent extraction. Effect of component solubility upon solution. Ternary diagrams. Ideal stage concept. Simple multistage contact with cross flow. Multistage countercurrent extraction. Equipment. Drying. Equilibrium and thermodynamics data. Humidity charts for air and water. Air treatment. Mass and enthalpy balance of dryers.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
The aim of the subject is to introduce students with basic principles and unit operations in chemical and food industries.
Students are able to study chemical-engineering literature in English, publish and present orally their communications in this field.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination

50% - written exam 50% - oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Coulson, J.M., Richardson, J.F. Coulson & Richardson's Chemical Engineering 1.
  • McCabe, W.L., Smith, J.C., Harriott, P. Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering.

Study plans that include the course
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