Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering - AM409030
Title: Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering
Guaranteed by: Department of Chemical Engineering (409)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Actual: from 2023
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 [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information:
Guarantor: Slouka Zdeněk doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : N409078
Examination dates   
Annotation -
The course "Fundamentals of chemical engineering" introduces the students to basics of unit chemical operations and general approaches to solving chemical engineering problems.
Last update: Slouka Zdeněk (28.05.2019)
Aim of the course -

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.

Last update: Slouka Zdeněk (28.05.2019)
Literature -

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

Last update: Slouka Zdeněk (28.05.2019)
Learning resources -

lecture notes available on the departmental web pages (

Last update: Slouka Zdeněk (10.11.2023)
Teaching methods -

lectures, seminars

Last update: Slouka Zdeněk (28.05.2019)
Syllabus -

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.

Last update: Slouka Zdeněk (28.05.2019)
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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