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Course module: 202100106
Process Engineering
Course info
Course module202100106
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact N.E. Benes
Examiner N.E. Benes
Contactperson for the course N.E. Benes
Lecturer A.G.J. van der Ham
prof.dr. G. Mul
Academic year2022
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
The student can:
  1. Set up mass balances for non-reactive processes (especially separation steps such as extraction and distillation), and processes with reactive and recycle streams. Calculate a similar problem based on values both given and to be ascertained.
  2. Explain the basic principle of distillation and the McCabe-Thiele method for designing a distillation column.
  3. Calculate energy balances for reactive (reagents) and non-reactive (Heat Exchangers) process steps. Apply the basic design of a Heat Exchanger.
  4. Explain and perform calculations related to the basic principle of reagents (CSTR and PFR).
Process Engineering introduces the various basic elements that an industrial chemical process consists of, including various ‘unit operations’ for performing chemical reactions and molecular separations. Central is the concept of constructing mass and energy balances for a complete process, and for the involved unit operations. The basic knowledge is offered through lectures and tutorials. Additionally, this knowledge is directly and more expansively applied through a group wise Project, in which students develop a rudimentary design of an industrially-relevant chemical process, and analyse the process by quantifying the magnitudes, compositions, and temperatures of the various process streams. The Project aims at expanding the already acquired knowledge and gaining further insights in the coherence between various elements that, together, form the process. Teamwork and a phased approach are important for this Project.
Module 2
Participating study
Bachelor Chemical Science & Engineering
Required materials
Felder's Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes International Student Version, Richard M. Felder, Ronald W. Rousseau (ISBN 13: 9781118092392)
Recommended materials
Instructional modes


Project supervised
Presence dutyYes

Project unsupervised
Presence dutyYes

Self study with assistance

Self study without assistance


Process Engineering

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