617-2017/02 – Process Engineering I (PI I.)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ChemistryCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Kamil Wichterle, DrSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Kamil Wichterle, DrSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2015/2016Year of cancellation2020/2021
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MIK76 Ing. Zuzana Jankovská, Ph.D.
VEC05 doc. Ing. Marek Večeř, Ph.D.
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

6172017/01 (for 2nd year. of study Bc. TZP) 6172017/02 (for 1st year of study NMgr. CEI) 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 calculation programs focused on balance the transport of liquids and basic unit operations (filtration, heat exchangers, evaporation, drying or distillation). Two written control tests.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures 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 Computational exercises 1. The mass and mass balance. 2. The weight and mass balance of a chemical reaction. 3. Transport of fluids, continuity equation, Bernouli equation, energy dissipation, pressure loss. 4. Pumps and compressors. 5. Filtration and sedimentation. 6. Control test I. 7. Sharing heat and energy balance. 8. The control and design calculation of the heat exchanger. 9. Plants for evaporating. 10. Drying. 11. Distillation. 12. Consultations semester programs. 13. Test II.

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (N3909) Process Engineering (2805T019) Chemical and environmental engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Optional study plan
2018/2019 (N3909) Process Engineering (2805T019) Chemical and environmental engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Optional study plan
2017/2018 (N3909) Process Engineering (2805T019) Chemical and environmental engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Optional study plan
2016/2017 (N3909) Process Engineering (2805T019) Chemical and environmental engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Optional study plan
2015/2016 (N3909) Process Engineering (2805T019) Chemical and environmental engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Optional study plan

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