Course detail

Chemical Engineering II

FCH-BCA_CHI2Acad. year: 2017/2018

Heat transfer processes, enthalpy balance, heat transfer equipment, evaporation. Mass transfer processes basis - extraction, distillation and rectification, absorbtion, adsorbtion and ion exchange, drying, crystallization, reaction engineering.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will obtain the basic knowledge about the Heat and Mass transfer Unit operations of Chemical Engineering which take place in the design and pass judgments of the separate processes of the chemical and other production technologies in the laboratory and production plant size as well.


Mathematics - vector algebra, differentials and integrals basis; Physics - basis of mass point, hydrodynamics, thermodynamics and diffusion basis; Instumentaions - physics quantities measurement, transmission and processing; Chemical engineering I.


Laboratory Classes in Chemical Engeneering II

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Dojčiansky J., Longauer J.: Chemické inžinierstvo II, Malé centrum Bratislava, 2000 (CS)
Míka, V.: Základy chemického inženýrství, SNTL Praha, 1977 (CS)
Novák, V., Rieger, F., Vavro, K.: Hydraulické pochody v chemickém a potravinářském průmyslu, SNTL Praha, 1989 (CS)
Robert H. Perry : Perry's Chemical Engineers' Platinum Edition, McGraw-Hill Professional, 1999 (CS)
Leon P. Berton: Chemical Engineering Research Trends , NOVA Publishers, 2007 (CS)
Kohei Ogawa: Chemical Engineering, A New Perspective, Elsevier, 2007 (CS)
Gavin Towler: Chemical Engineering Design, Principles, Practice and Economics of Plant and Process Design, Elsevier 2012, ISBN: 978-0-08-096659-5 (CS)
Frank Kreith, Mark S. Bohn: Principles of heat transfer, Brooks/Cole,Thompson Learning, VI. edition, 2006, ISBN 0-534-37596-0 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week, seminars - 2 teaching hours per week. The other activities - 2 teaching hours per week for Practicum of Chemical Engineering. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Graded course-unit credit system. The student evaluation depends on the active attendance and the correctly solved separate numerical set of theoretical exerceces. The exam consists of the numerical part and the oral examination, studens have to show basic theoretical, numerical and practical knowledge in the branch. The use of defined literature materials in the numerical part of exem are allowed.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1) Evaporation; mass and enthalpy evaporation calculations; ebulioscopic increase in boiling point temperatures; heat transfer in evaporators; increase of thermal resistance by "water stone"; cascading evaporation layout and calculation such the processes; types of batch and continuous evaporators; film evaporation; steam generators; advantages and disadvantages of the evaporation processes.
2) Phase equilibria; phase diagrams T-P; phase diagrams of water vapor T-S, i-S, P-S; representation of basic procedural processes - isothermic, adiabatic, isochoric, isoenthalpic, isobaric; Carnot's cycle; left and right-cycles; thermal cycles of refrigerators and heat pumps.
3) Water vapor mixtures; equilibrium gas reaction; steam reforming; hydrogen production.
4) Distillation; equilibrium fluid - vapor; Rault's and Dalton's law; azeotropes; basics of equilibrium distillation calculations by analytical and graphical methods; enthalpy computation of gaseouse mixtures; partial condensation.
5) Recctification; dividing the fluid mixture on the rectification column floors; reflux; working line of rectification in the enrichment and depletion part of columns; layout of floors; "sprinkled" columns; petroleum products of rectification;
6) Recycling with a spray temperature other than boiling point; "q" line; vacuum distillation and rectification; influence of reflux on the theoretical number of floors; steam vapor distillation; differential distillation, Rayleigh equation, graphical solution of the integral.
7) Extraction; basic terminology and usability of the extraction process; theoretical basics of the evolution of phases of extract / raffinate (fugacity, activity coefficient ...); use of ternary graphs, contralateral curves; single stage extraction; limit mode single-stage extraction; repeated extraction; countercurrent continuous extraction; extraction of solids; basic arrangement of M - S processes.
8) Absorption; Henry's law; the dependence of Henry's constant on temperature; keson disease; the equilibrium curve and the working line of the absorption; mass balance of absorption; kinetics of the absorption process; the basic dimensionless relationships used in absorption; analogy of calculation of absorption with heat exchange processes; absorption device; scrubber issues; absorption desorption - stripping; application of absorption processes, chemisorption specifics; Hant's criterion.
9) Air conditioning and air cooling; basic parameters of humid air; Mollier diagram of humid air; enthalpy calculation of the air cooler.
10) Drying; basic calculation relationships of moisture transfer; enthalpy calculation, equilibrium state Y = f (X); drying curves; drying process equipment; drying hatches, drums, Nauta, microwave, vacuum, flash-dryers; lyophilization.
11) Adsorption; principles of physical adsorption and chemisorption; industrial adsorbents; adsorption equilibrium; adsorption isotherms; penetration curves; arrangement of the adsorption process; regeneration of sorbents; adsorption under alternate pressure (PSA); Adsorption drying of gases.
12) Very low temperature processes; Carnot cycles to achieve low temperatures; Linde technology for liquefying air; Claude's system; rectifying liquid air; production of rare gases.
13) Membrane processes; introduction to membrane separation; membranes for ultrafiltration; problems of nano-filtration; dialysis; pervaporation; Robeson diagram; the principle of the hydrogen cell, the problem of contactors.


Principals of the heat and mass transfer chemical-engineering units, the heat and mass transfer industry equipment access.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Partcipation on the prescribed Calculation exs, reports of all Calc. reports in the desiderative quality, the written part of Exam on the 32 points level min. of the 50poits sum-

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BPCO_SCH , 3. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

  • Programme BKCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BKCO_SCH , 3. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory
    branch BKCO_CHTOZP , 3. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BPCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BPCO_CHTOZP , 3. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch BPCO_CHMN , 3. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

  • Programme BKCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BKCO_CHM , 3. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

  • Programme BPCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BPCO_CHM , 3. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

  • Programme BPCP_CHTP Bachelor's

    branch BPCO_BT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

  • Programme BKCP_CHTP Bachelor's

    branch BKCO_BT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory
    branch BKCO_PCH , 3. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

  • Programme BPCP_CHTP Bachelor's

    branch BPCO_CHP , 3. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory-optional