619-3023/01 – Process Engineering I (PI I)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Physical Chemistry and Theory of Technological ProcessesCredits7
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
LES051 Ing. Pavel Leštinský, Ph.D.
OBA79 prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, 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

to explain the basic principles of diffusion separation processes (distillation absorption, extraction, adsorption, membrane separation). - to apply basic knowledge of physical chemistry and process engineering in the design and simulation calculations dividing apparatus.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work


Unit operations of chemical engineering are thoroughly analyzed from viewpoint of flow, heat and mass transfer. Application of principles of physical chemistry and transport phenomena is pointed out. Practical application of the knowledge is trained in a laboratory of chemical engineering.

Compulsory literature:

COULSON, John Metcalfe a John Francis RICHARDSON. Chemical engineering. Volume 1, Fluid flow, heat transfer and mass transfer. 4th ed. Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1990. ISBN 0-08-037948-6. FELDER, Richard M. a Ronald W. ROUSSEAU. Elementary principles of chemical processes. 3rd ed. Hoboken: Wiley, c2000. ISBN 0-471-37587-X.

Recommended literature:

MCCABE, Warren Lee, Julian Cleveland SMITH a Peter HARRIOTT. Unit operations of chemical engineering. 7th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, c2005. ISBN 0-07-124710-6. Dostupné též z: https://www.amazon.com/Unit-Operations-Chemical-Engineering-McGraw/dp/0072848235 GREEN, Don W. a Robert H. PERRY, ed. Perry's Chemical engineers' handbook. 8th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, c2008. ISBN 978-0-07-142294-9.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

FULL-TIME STUDY List of conditions for obtaining of credit: - the elaboration and submission of 3 semester calculation programs (the total point value of the program includes both defense drawn up by the programme and the evaluation of the content and the formal stage of the program page) Points scoring for credit: Min. number of points - 16 Max. number of points - 30 POINTS SCORING FOR EXAMINATION - combined examination. The examination consists of two parts. Written examination (min. number of points - 15, max. number of points - 30) Oral examination (min. number of points - 20, max. number of points - 40)


Other requirements

No other activities are required.


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
617-2029 ZPI Fundamentals of Process Engineering Recommended


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Vapor – liquid phase equilibrium. Real mixtures. Energy and massbalances. Flash distillation. 2. Rectification. Feed, distillate, bottoms. Balance of column and stage. Reflux, McCabe-Thiele method. 3. Experimental condition for rectification. Boilers, design and operation. Condensers, Assumption of process heat duties. multicomponent rectification. 4. Rectification columns. Stage columns, distillate rate, design calculations. Process efficiency. 5. Mass transfer driving forces. Mass transfer coefficient in liquids and gasses. Overall mass transfer coefficient. Interfacial area, etc. 6. Absorption. Henry law. Effect of temperature. Operating line. Transfer unit and relation to the real stage. Multicomponent absorption. 7. Packed bed columns. Packing and packed bed columns design. 8. Liquid extraction in system of two immiscible solvents. Phase equilibrium. Efficiency of non-equilibrium stage. 9. Graphical and numerical solution of individual and cascade extraction. Extractor design. 10. Diffusion in gasses, liquids solids and porous materials. 11. Adsorption. Adsorption isotherm. Adsorption kinetics. Desorption. Pressure swing adsorption. Temperature swing adsorption. Chromatography. Diffusivity. 12. Membrane separation. Types of membrane processes, ultrafiltration, dialysis, electro-dialysis, reverse osmosis, pervaporation. 13. Problems summary and repetition.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 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 30 (30) 16
                Semestrální projekt Semestral project 30  16
        Examination Examination 70 (70) 35
                Písemná zkouška Written examination 30  15
                Ústní zkouška Oral examination 40  20
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 86% participation in the theoretical exercises of the given subject

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (N0712A130004) Chemical and environmental engineering PI P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0712A130004) Chemical and environmental engineering PI P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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