Course contents *
The course consists of two parts. In the first part, an overview of material and energy balances is given and application of these to various types of technical systems. At the same time an introduction is given to unit operations and reactors, and material and energy balances are applied to these.
The teaching is given in part with a smaller number of lectures where fundamental concepts and methods are explained, and in part with exercises emphasizing the student's activity and ability to carry out calculations. This part ends with an examination. In parallel with the first part, written assignments are given out whose aim is to provide an opportunity to practice theories and concepts before the examination.
Intended learning outcomes *
After completing and passing the course, the student should be able to:
• Use the important tools - material and energy balances.
• Adapt the basecase for these to a given process, reactor or unit operation and solve the resulting equation system.
•Set up models for material and energy balances for different design alternatives, combine and apply these models in problem-solving and use enthalpy tables, specific heat and other material properties to aid the calculations.
• Describe and give examples of processes such as continuous/stepwise processes, stationary/non-stationary processes, open/closed systems, and explain the concepts of air surplus, recirculation, total yield, exchange and selectivity.
• Describe various types of reactors such as stepwise and continuous.
• Describe some unit operations such as distillation, sedimentation, adsorption and crystallisation.
• Apply a system approach to the problems of chemico-technical nature and identify the system limitations which apply to the problem , and choose system boundaries so that the problem becomes solvable based on the information given.