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Physical Process Engineering with Practical Case Studies

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Physical Process Engineering with Practical Case Studies
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2023
Module code: UI-T-PVT
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
P241-0273, P241-0274
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for άbung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam 90 min. + ungraded presentation

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

MAB_19_V_4.10.PVT (P241-0273, P241-0274) Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 4, mandatory course, Specialization Process Engineering
UI-T-PVT (P241-0273, P241-0274) Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , semester 6, mandatory course, technical
UI-T-PVT (P241-0273, P241-0274) Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2023 , semester 6, mandatory course, technical
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
UI-GCL Fundamentals of Chemistry (with Lab Course)

[updated 28.03.2024]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Matthias Faust
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Matthias Faust

[updated 04.08.2023]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to draw up and calculate energy balances and material balances, know, understand, explain and calculate basic operations of mechanical process engineering, know, understand, explain and calculate selected basic operations of thermal and interface process engineering.

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Module content:
General basics:
•        Principle of basic operations
•        Balances and the transport of material, energy and impulse
•        Process evaluation
o        Parameters for process performance
o        Parameters for the quality of material separation
Fundamentals of mechanical process engineering
•        Introduction and basic terms
•        Disperse systems, particle diameter, particle size distribution
•        Properties of solids, liquids and gases
Fundamentals of mechanical process engineering
•        Storage, transport, fluid bed technology
•        Sedimentation
•        Centrifugation
•        Elutriation
•        Flow through packed beds
•        Filtration
•        Mixing/Stirring
•        Comminution
Fundamentals of thermal process engineering, e.g.:
•        Introduction and basic terms
•        Dalton’s, Raoult’s and Henry’s laws
Basic operations of thermal process engineering, e.g.
•        Evaporation
•        Crystallization
•        Sublimation
Basic operations of interfacial process engineering, e.g.
•        Gas separation
•        Extraction from solids
•        Ion exchange

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture with exercises and assignments, student presentations, lecture guide, formula collection, exercises for lecture, exercises for worksheets and presentation

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Recommended or required reading:
•        Stieß, Matthias: Mechanische Verfahrenstechnik - Partikeltechnologie 1, Springer 2009;
•        Löffler, Raasch: Grundlagen der mechanischen Verfahrenstechnik 1992; Hemming: Verfahrenstechnik, 1993;
•        Sattler: Thermische Trennverfahren, 2001;
•        Cussler: Diffusion, mass transfer in fluid systems 1984;
•        Mulder: Basic Principles of Membrane Technology 1997

[updated 19.05.2023]
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