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Course, academic year 2017/2018
Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering I - S409002
Czech title: Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering I
Guaranteed by: Department of Chemical Engineering (409)
Actual: from 2015
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:6
E-Credits: summer s.:6
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/3 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)Schedule is not published yet, this information might be misleading.
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
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Guarantor: Schreiber Igor prof. Ing. CSc.
Last update: Schreiber Igor prof. Ing. CSc. (30.08.2013)

The course deals with description of processes taking place in apparatuses of chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries. Students become familiar with mass and energy balances, with the principles of hydrodynamic, heat and diffusion processes, and with basics on chemical reactors
Aim of the course
Last update: Schreiber Igor prof. Ing. CSc. (11.09.2013)

Student will learn:

how to apply basic material and energy balances to various apparatuses in chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries

priciples of hydromechanical, heat, diffusion and chemical processes

Last update: Schreiber Igor prof. Ing. CSc. (11.09.2013)

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: Schreiber Igor prof. Ing. CSc. (11.09.2013)

lecture notes available on the departmental web pages (

Last update: Schreiber Igor prof. Ing. CSc. (11.09.2013)

1. Basic terminology. Systems. Principles of balancing. Mass and mole balance.

2. Balance of energy. Bernoulli equation.

3. Flow of fluid through pipes. Transport of fluids, pumps. Flow of fluid through porous medium.

4. Filtration, types of filters, filtration rate.

5. Mixing of liquids, mixing equipments. Balance of enthalpy.

6. Heat transfer, transfer coefficient. Heat exchange by conduction and convection.

7. Heat exchangers: types and design. Evaporators: types and design.

8. Diffusion separation processes. Mass exchangers. Equilibrium plate.

9. Liquid extraction of immiscible solvents: equipment, single-stage, repeated and countercurrent extraction.

10. Flash and differential distillation of binary mixtures.

11. Rectification in staged column.

12. Drying of solids, enthalpic humidity chart. Batch and continual dryers.

13. Chemical reactors and bioreactors, basic types. Material balance.

14. Chemical process equipment.

Registration requirements
Last update: Schreiber Igor prof. Ing. CSc. (30.08.2013)

Physical Chemistry I

Class methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0,5 14
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1,5 42
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1,5 42
Účast na seminářích 1,5 42
6 / 6 168 / 168
Evaluation of a student
Form Balance
Průběžné a zápočtové testy 66
Ústní zkouška 34