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Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering I

Credits 6
Hours per week 2 / 3 / 0
Examination C+Ex
Study Language English
Level Bachelor subject
Guarantor prof. Ing. Igor Schreiber, CSc.
doc. Ing. Zdeněk Slouka, Ph.D.


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


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.


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

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