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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Modular Chemical Engineering Laboratory I - AM409032
Title: Modular Chemical Engineering Laboratory I
Guaranteed by: Department of Chemical Engineering (409)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Actual: from 2020
Semester: both
Points: 3
E-Credits: 3
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 0/3, MC [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / 6 (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Grof Zdeněk doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Valenz Lukáš Ing. Ph.D.
Class: Základní laboratoře
The assignments given to students in the scope of the Laboratory present the most common unit operations in the chemical engineering area (e.g. filtration, heat exchange, pipes and pumps, distillation, sedimentation, reverse osmosis, milling, fluidization, mixing, reactor). Students operate the laboratory or pilot plant-scale equipment to measure its operational parameters and use the obtained data to evaluate other equipment or material parameters that are important for a chemical engineering based description of the particular unit operation. The written report on the measurement, data analysis and conclusions is then handed in by the students and each task is concluded by the discussion with a teacher assistant to verify and strengthen students' understanding of the underlying theory. For students that took the "Chemical Engineering Laboratory" course during their bachelor study program stage, laboratory tasks selection will be personalized so different tasks than those taken during the former course are assigned to the student.
Last update: Grof Zdeněk (28.05.2019)

R:McCabe W.L, Smith J., Harriott P.: Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering, McGraw-Hill Professional, 2005, ISBN 0072848235

A:Couper J. R.: Chemical process equipment : selection and design, Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2010, ISBN 0123725062

Last update: Grof Zdeněk (28.05.2019)
Learning resources

Last update: Grof Zdeněk (11.01.2021)

1. Introduction and safety instruction

1.-6. week - Measurement of a particular laboratory task (unit operation)

2.-7. week - Handing in the laboratory report and a short examination to conclude the task from a previous week

Example of laboratory tasks: Bioreactor, Centrifugal pump characteristics, Filtration, Fluidization, Pressure loss in pipes and valves, Mixing, Pressure drop in packed beds, Reverse osmosis, Heat exchangers, Sedimentation, Milling, Rectification.

Last update: Grof Zdeněk (20.06.2019)
Registration requirements

Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering I

Last update: Grof Zdeněk (28.05.2019)
Course completion requirements

To pass the course students must, for each laboratory assignment, hand in written laboratory report and pass a brief examination with teacher assistants verifying the basic understanding of theory underlying the particular unit operation.

Last update: Grof Zdeněk (28.05.2019)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast v laboratořích (na exkurzi nebo praxi) 1.5 42
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0.5 14
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