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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering - AM409030
Title: Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering
Guaranteed by: Department of Chemical Engineering (409)
Actual: from 2019
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:5
E-Credits: winter s.:5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/2 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: Slouka Zdeněk doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : N409078
Annotation -
Last update: Slouka Zdeněk doc. Ing. Ph.D. (28.05.2019)
The course "Fundamentals of chemical engineering" introduces the students to basics of unit chemical operations and general approaches to solving chemical engineering problems.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Slouka Zdeněk doc. Ing. Ph.D. (28.05.2019)

Students will be able to:

Classify and describe selected unit operations.

Understand terms such as heat, mass and fluid transfer and their relation to unit operations.

Solve basic chemical engineering problems related to unit operations.

Literature -
Last update: Slouka Zdeněk doc. Ing. Ph.D. (28.05.2019)

Z: Himmelblau D. M., Basic priciples and calculations in chemical engineering, Prentice Hall, New York, 1992, 981-00-3771-6

Z: McCabe W., Smith J. C., Harriott P., Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2004, 978-0072848236

Learning resources -
Last update: Slouka Zdeněk doc. Ing. Ph.D. (28.05.2019)

lecture notes available on the departmental web pages (

Syllabus -
Last update: Slouka Zdeněk doc. Ing. Ph.D. (28.05.2019)

1. Material balances of chemical systems.

2. Enthalpy balances of chemical systems.

3. Properties of fluids, flow in pipes.

4. Transport of fluids, pumps.

5. Hydromechanical processes, flow through fixed bed, filtration.

6. Hydromechanical processes, sedimentation and fluidization.

7. Mechanisms of heat transfer.

8. Heat exchangers.

9. Equilibrium of two-phase systems, mass transport.

10. Single-stage separation.

11. Counter-current staged processes - extraction, absorption.

12. Counter-current staged processes - rectification.

13. Chemical reactors.

14. Chemical reactors.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1,5 42
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
Účast na seminářích 1,5 42
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