617-0406 – Introduction to Process Engineering (ZPI)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Chemistry
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Kamil Wichterle, DrSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
617-0406/01 2004/2005 2012/2013 7

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Systematic training of mass and energy balances of technological processes and application of transport processes at engineering modeling are key stones of this course. Hydrodynamics processes (filtration, sedimentation, fluidization, mixing, pumping), heat transfer processes(heat exchangers, energy losses, boiling, condensation) and mass transport processes(crystallization, absorption, distillation, drying, adsorption and equilibrium dynamics) are three base classes which course is concentrated on. Problem of chemical reactors is mentioned only shortly.

Teaching methods



Qualitative description of industrial and natural processes and using this knowledge for apparatus design are main goals of this course. Pies of knowledge from inorganic and organic technology will be developed as well as mass, momentum and heat transfer. Fundamental skills from field of physics, chemistry, physical chemistry and mathematics are highly expected.

Compulsory literature:

FELDER RM, ROUSSEAU RW. Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes,. J.Wiley ,New York 2004

Recommended literature:

PERRY, R.H., D.W. GREEN, and J.O. MALONEY, Perry's chemical engineers' handbook. 7th ed. 1997, New York: McGraw-Hill. 1 v. (various pagings). McCABE WL, SMITH JC, HARIOTT P. Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering, 7th Edition, McGraw Hill


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
617-0402 CH-I. Chemistry I. Recommended
617-0403 CH-II. Chemistry II. Recommended
619-0401 TTP Theory of Technological Processes Recommended
619-0402 FCH Physical Chemistry Recommended
714-0665 M I Mathematics I Recommended
714-0666 M II Mathematics II Recommended
714-0667 M III Mathematics III Recommended


Subject has no co-requisities.