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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Process and System Engineering - AM409003
Title: Process and System Engineering
Guaranteed by: Department of Chemical Engineering (409)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Actual: from 2023
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:5
E-Credits: summer s.:5
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/2, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: 14 / 14 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: Šoóš Miroslav prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Valenz Lukáš Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : M409003, N409025
Is interchangeable with: M409003
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
The course should be interpreted as a continuation of the basic and advanced courses on chemical engineering with simultaneous application of knowledge from mathematics, thermodynamics and some other subjects. It could be taken as an introduction to process (chemical) engineering oriented to the utilization of tools, which are used in this field . Especially, system engineering as a common methodology for teh solution of various tasks concerning large systems. The main topic is simulation methods, which will be adopted by students also practically during the work with up-to-date simulation programs. Other themes comprise particular tools as balance calculations, optimization and proces syntheses. The course is completed with basic idea about process design, its goals, individual phases when designing a process and tools used for this purpose.
Last update: Kubová Petra (22.01.2018)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to:

Use simulation methods as a tool for process (chemical) engineering

Actively use up-to-date simulation programs

Use balance calculations wthin an industrial scale

Apply optimization and process syntheses at a basic level

Last update: Kubová Petra (22.01.2018)
Literature -

  1. R: Šoóš M., Kohout M., Valenz L, Vaněk T.: Lecture notes for PSE. Electronic form, 2017.
  2. A: Smith R.: Chemical Process Design and Integration. John Wiley, 2005 (ISBN 0-471-48681-7).
  3. A: Sinnot R.K.: Chemical Engineering Design. 4th ed. Elsevier, 2005 (ISBN 0-7506-6338-6).
  4. A: Peters M.S, Timmerhaus K.D., West R.E.: Plant Design and Economics for Chemical Engineers. McGraw-Hill, New York, 2003 (ISBN 0-07-119872-5).
  5. A: Walas S.M.: Chemical Process Equipment. Selection and Design. Butterworth-Heinemann Series in Chemical Engineering, 1990 (ISBN 0-7506-9385-1).
  6. A: Dimian A.C.: Integrated Design and Simulation iof Chemical Processes. Elsevier, 2003.

Last update: Kohout Martin (16.02.2018)
Learning resources -

Last update: Kubová Petra (22.01.2018)
Syllabus -

1. Introduction. Theory of systems and chemical engineering. Simulation programs and their architecture. Technological scheme, flowsheet, process flow diagram.

2. Thermodynamic models for simulation. Databases of physical and chemical properties.

3. Mathematical models, types of models. Methodology for the formulation of a simulation case, evaluation and utilisation of the solution in practice. Steady-state models. Sequential-modular approach for steady-state simulation. Modelling of basic unit operations and streams - pumps, compresors, turbines, pressure drop in real pipe. Degrees of freedom.

4. Heat exchangers. Design problem and optimization. Synthesis. Pinch-point methods. Design of heat exchanger networks and separation trains. Heuristical and evolutional algorithms.

5. Component splitters and separation columns steady-state modelling. One-stage separation (flash). Special methods for rectification columns calculations.

6. Packed and plate columns for extraction and absorption. Degrees of freedom and special methods for their calculations.

7. Recycle problems. Decomposition. Numerical methods for optimization calculations.

8. Lecture of invited guests from industry. Project 1.

9. Reactors. Methods for calculation of stoichiometric and equilibrium reactors. Continuous stirred tubular reactor (CSTR) and plug flow reactor (PFR). Multiplicity of steady states, parametric sensitivity and run-away.

10. Batch and periodic processes. Dynamic balances and simulation.

11. Balance calculation based on specified and/or measured data. Over- and under-specified balance tasks. Data reconciliation. Choice of spots for measurements.

12. Lecture of invited guests from industry. Project 2.

13. Optimisation of chemical engineering processes. Single- and multi-criterial optimization. Economical calculations in process design.

Last update: Šoóš Miroslav (19.06.2019)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Práce na individuálním projektu 1.5 42
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 0.5 14
Účast na seminářích 1 28
5 / 5 140 / 140