Academic Year 2020/2021 - 1° Year
Credit Value: 12
Scientific field: ING-IND/24 - Fundamentals of chemical engineering
Teaching Mode: Distance learning
Taught classes: 56 hours
Exercise: 60 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The aim of the course is to provide the knowledge of the phenomena of transport of the momentum, of energy and of mass, through the macroscopic and microscopic balances, in order to allow the study of the physical phenomena that take place inside of industrial processes. Finally, it will be considered simple models of the main operations of chemical engineering.

Course Structure

Lectures with numerical and practical exercises.

Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.

Detailed Course Content

Viscosity and the Mechanisms of Momentum Transport.Velocity distribution in laminar flow. The Equations of Change for Isothermal Systems.Velocity distribution with one than more independent variable. Velocity distribution in turbulent flow. Interface transport for isothermal systems. Macroscopic balances for for isothermal systems. Thermal conductivity and the mechanisms of energy transport. The equations of change for non-isothermal systems. Temperature distribution with one than more independent variable. Interphase transport for non-isothermal systems. Macroscopic Balances for non-isothermal systems. Diffusivity and the mechanisms of the mass transport. Concentration distribution in solids and in laminar flow. The Equations of change for multicomponent systems. Interface transport in multicomponent systems. Macroscopic balances for multicomponent systems. Stage operation. Mass-Transfer Operations. Phase relations. Equilibrium stage calculations. Multistage Operations. Introduction to polymer rheology. Instrumentations for rheology.

Textbook Information

  1. Transport Phenomena, R.Byron, Warren E. Stewart, Edwin N.Lightfoot, Ed. John Wiley and Sons Ltd.
  2. Principles of operation unit, Alan S. Faust, L.A. Wenzel, Curtis W. Clump, L. Maus, L.B.Andersen, Ed. Wiley International Edition.
  3. Polymer and composite rheology, R.K.Gupta, Ed. Taylor & Francis Group.

supporting textbook

  1. Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, Don Green, Robert Perry, Ed. McGraw-Hill.