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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Mass transfer - AM409015
Title: Mass transfer
Guaranteed by: Department of Chemical Engineering (409)
Actual: from 2019
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:4
E-Credits: winter s.:4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:1/2 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Master's (post-Bachelor)
Additional information:
Guarantor: Rejl František doc.Ing. Ph.D.
Moucha Tomáš prof. Dr. Ing.
Interchangeability : M409015, N409066
Z//Is interchangeable with: M409015
Annotation -
Last update: Rejl František doc.Ing. Ph.D. (31.05.2019)
The course focuses on 1) more detail chemical-engineering description of several industrial mass-transfer driven separation processes 2) description of the diffusion processes in the homogenous media and in the vicinity of the interface. Effect of the homogenous and heterogenous chemical reaction accompanying the diffusion processes is also described.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Rejl František doc.Ing. Ph.D. (31.05.2019)

Students will be able to describe procesess in the view of physico-chemical phenomena. They will be able to calculate the parameters of unit operations in industrial scale. Will get wider knowledge of the phenomena mentioned in Chemical Engineering I and II.

Literature -
Last update: Rejl František doc.Ing. Ph.D. (03.10.2019)

R: E. J. Henley, J. D. Seader, D. K. Roper: Separation Process Principles, John Wiley & Sons Inc., ISBN: 978-0-470-64611-3

A: Bird R.B., Steward W.E., Lightfoot E.N.: Transport Phenomena, John Wiley & Sons 2002, 978-0-470-11539-8

Learning resources -
Last update: Rejl František doc.Ing. Ph.D. (31.05.2019)

Syllabus -
Last update: Rejl František doc.Ing. Ph.D. (31.05.2019)

1. Equilibrium in the two and three phase systems

2. Steady state single equilibrium stage processes

3. Unsteady single equilibrium stage processes

4. Basic mass transfer concepts such as mass transfer rate, molar fluxes, mass transfer resistance, mass transfer driving forces, molecular diffusivity and eddy

diffusivity, mass transfer coefficients.

5. Basis for the mechanism of molecular diffusion, Prediction of diffusivity for gases and liquids.

7. Steady-state diffusion, diffusion with convection, film theory.

8. Unsteady-state diffusion, penetration and surface-renewal theories.

9. Diffusion and chemical reaction, enhancement factor.

10. Estimation of mass transfer coefficients from correlation equations.

11. Mass transfer in a laminar boundary layer.

12. Mass transfer in a laminar flow inside a circular pipe, mass-transfer in/out drops and bubbles

13. The diffusion of gases in a single capillary tube and in porous media

14. Turbulent transport phenomena, multicomponent diffusion

Registration requirements -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (12.04.2018)

Mathematics II

Chemical Engineering II

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 0,5 14
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1,5 42
Účast na seminářích 1 28
4 / 4 112 / 112
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Examination test 20
Continuous assessment of study performance and course -credit tests 60
Oral examination 20