Course: Chemical Engineering

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Course title Chemical Engineering
Course code UECHI/CD03
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Šiška Bedřich, Ing. CSc.
  • Doleček Petr, doc. Ing. CSc.
  • Mikulášek Petr, prof. Ing. CSc.
  • Cakl Jiří, doc. Ing. CSc.
  • Jiránková Hana, Ing. Dr.
Course content
The subject of chemical engineering. Basic principles underlying the processes in chemical and food industries. Units and dimensions. Unit systems and conversions. Temperature, pressure, concentration. Material and energy balances. Basic thermodynamic conceptions and laws. Physical properties and state behaviour of substances. Fluid flow. Flow in pipes. Pumps and compressors. Solid-liquid separations. Filtration, sedimentation. Centrifugation and hydrocyclones. Pressure-driven membrane separation processes. Micro-, ultra- and nanofiltration. Reverse osmosis. Heat transfer operations. Heat conduction, convection and radiation. Heat exchangers. Drying and evaporation. Modern sources of energy. Fuel cells, solar energy. Biotechnologies. Specific problems encountered in production of bioproducts. Separation of bioproducts. Absorption, cleaning of gases. Separation of gases with membranes. Distillation. Packed and tray columns. Pervaporation. Liquid-liquid extraction. Supercritical extraction. Liquid membranes. Reaction engineering. Process safety.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
The goal of the subject is to acquaint the students with basic principles and unit operations in chemical and foodstuff industries. The lectures are presented in English for the student to master the terminology necessary for independent study in various areas of chemical engineering.
Students are able to study chemical-engineering literature in English, publish and present orally their communications in this field.
Prerequisites
Mathematics I, Physics I, Basic physical chemistry, an ability to understand technical English

Assessment methods and criteria
Home assignment evaluation

The final examination is in the form of a short presentation on the given topic using audio-visual aids. Time for preparation of the presentation is approximately two weeks.
Recommended literature
  • Branan, C. Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers. Gulf Publishing Company, 1998.
  • Coulson, J.M., Richardson, J.F. Coulson & Richardson's Chemical Engineering 1. Butterworth Heinemann, 2000.
  • Field, R. Chemical Engineering: Introductory Aspects. The MacMillan Press, 1988.
  • Himmelblau, D.M. Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering. Prentice Hall PTR, 1996.
  • McCabe, W.L., Smith, J.C., Harriott, P. Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering. McGraw-Hill, 2001.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Inorganic Materials (2014) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Inorganic Materials (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Polymeric Materials and Composites (2014) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Polymeric Materials and Composites (2014) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Surface Protection of Building and Construction Materials (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Graphic Arts and Printing Technology (2014) Printing, working with paper, film and photography 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Environment Protection (2015) Ecology and environmental protection 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Evaluation and Analysis of Foodstuffs (2015) Food industry and food industry chemistry - Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2014) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Inorganic Materials (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Farmacochemistry and Medicinal Materials (2014) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Farmacochemistry and Medicinal Materials (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Farmacochemistry and Medicinal Materials (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Graphic Arts and Printing Technology (2016) Printing, working with paper, film and photography 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Economy and Management of Chemical and Food Industry (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Economy and Management of Chemical and Food Industry (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Polymeric Materials and Composites (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Evaluation and Analysis of Foodstuffs (2013) Food industry and food industry chemistry - Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Inorganic Materials (2014) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Polymeric Materials and Composites (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Polymeric Materials and Composites (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Farmacochemistry and Medicinal Materials (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Farmacochemistry and Medicinal Materials (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Graphic Arts and Printing Technology (2013) Printing, working with paper, film and photography 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Graphic Arts and Printing Technology (2013) Printing, working with paper, film and photography 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Environment Protection (2015) Ecology and environmental protection - Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Environment Protection (2016) Ecology and environmental protection - Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Evaluation and Analysis of Foodstuffs (2014) Food industry and food industry chemistry - Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Polymeric Materials and Composites (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Surface Protection of Building and Construction Materials (2014) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Surface Protection of Building and Construction Materials (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Surface Protection of Building and Construction Materials (2014) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Graphic Arts and Printing Technology (2015) Printing, working with paper, film and photography 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Economy and Management of Chemical and Food Industry (2014) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Evaluation and Analysis of Foodstuffs (2016) Food industry and food industry chemistry - Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Inorganic Materials (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Inorganic Materials (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Inorganic Materials (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Farmacochemistry and Medicinal Materials (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Surface Protection of Building and Construction Materials (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Surface Protection of Building and Construction Materials (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Surface Protection of Building and Construction Materials (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Surface Protection of Building and Construction Materials (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Environment Protection (2013) Ecology and environmental protection 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Environment Protection (2016) Ecology and environmental protection 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Economy and Management of Chemical and Food Industry (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Environment Protection (2014) Ecology and environmental protection 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Environment Protection (2013) Ecology and environmental protection - Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2014) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Inorganic Materials (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Polymeric Materials and Composites (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Polymeric Materials and Composites (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Farmacochemistry and Medicinal Materials (2014) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Farmacochemistry and Medicinal Materials (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Graphic Arts and Printing Technology (2015) Printing, working with paper, film and photography 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Graphic Arts and Printing Technology (2016) Printing, working with paper, film and photography 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Graphic Arts and Printing Technology (2014) Printing, working with paper, film and photography 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Environment Protection (2014) Ecology and environmental protection - Winter