617-2010/02 – Introduction to Process Engineering (ZPI)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ChemistryCredits6
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Kamil Wichterle, DrSc.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Marek Večeř, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2014/2015Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MIK76 Ing. Zuzana Jankovská, Ph.D.
VEC05 doc. Ing. Marek Večeř, Ph.D.
WIH15 prof. Ing. Kamil Wichterle, DrSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+3

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Objectives of subject: 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. Acquired knowledge: - The ability to recognize technological problem and propose a strategy for its solution, - Make energy and material balance, - The ability to describe the process of filtration, drying, evaporation and distillation, - Design an optimal heat exchanger. Acquired skills: - The ability to design construction device parameters, - Ability to perform the material and energy balance adequately complicated technological systems, - The ability to design an optimal conditions for the operation of devices such as heat exchangers, vaporizers, jet dryers, filters and the like, - The ability to obtain information for performing the simulation and optimization calculations on existing equipment with regard to fluctuating parameters of input parameters, - Ability to apply theoretical knowledge to more complex technological processes, - Ability to identify physical quantities the necessary to describe the process and found in chemical engineering the tables and diagrams.

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:

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

Recommended literature:

1. PERRY, R. H., GREEN, D. W. Perry's chemical engineers' handbook. New York, McGraw-Hill 2008.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Four semestral computational programs to balance, transport of liquids and basic unit operations (filtration, heat exchangers, evaporation, drying or distillation). Two written tests of controls.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Balances, equilibrium, kinetics. Material balances. 2. Balances of reacting systems. 3. Energy balances, Mechanical and thermal energy. 4. Fluid flow. pumps. 5. Filtration and sedimentation, centrifuges. 6. Mixing, fliudization. 7. Adsorption, membranes. 8. Energy balance, thermal processes. 9. Conduction, convection, radiation, heat exchangers. 10. Boiling and condenzation. 11. Distillation, stagewise processes. 12. Absorption. 13. Wet air, drying. 14. Introduction to chemical reactor theory.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2017/2018 Winter semester, validity until: 2019/2020 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 45  25
        Examination Examination 55  26
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 80%

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FMT+9360 2020/2021 Full-time English Optional 600 - Faculty of Materials Science and Technology - Dean's Office stu. block
FMST 2019/2020 Full-time English Compulsory 601 - Study Office stu. block
FMT-new subjects 2019/2020 Full-time English Optional 600 - Faculty of Materials Science and Technology - Dean's Office stu. block
FMMI 2018/2019 Full-time English Compulsory 601 - Study Office stu. block