Course unit code:
N423Z8_4B
Course unit title:
Fundamentals of Material Balances
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
seminar – 2 hours weekly (on-site method)
Credits allocated:
2
Recommended semester:
Automation, Information Engineering and Management in Chemistry and Food Industry – bachelor (full-time, attendance method), 1. semester
Level of study:
1.
Prerequisites for registration:
none
Assesment methods:
During semester the student should pass two written tests (in the 8th and the 12th week of semester). Maximum points they could obtain is 40. The tests are oriented on the ability of students to solve material balances of complex systems without and with chemical reactions. Score: A 92-100 %, B 83-91 %, C 74-82 %, D 65-73 %, E 56-64 %, FX 0-55 %
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The aim is to explain material balances of batch and continuous multicomponent systems, without and with chemical reactions. To explain composition of streams, stoichiometry, conversion, reaction extent. Draw the balance scheme, balance table, solve the systems of balance equations.
Course contents:
1. Introduction (allowance 0/2)
 
a. Introduction. Basic principles of material balances. Batch system, continuous flow system. Balancing time. Components, parameters of flow, concentration, balancing variables.
b. Solution of simple problems.

2. Simple material balances (allowance 0/2)
 
a. Mass flow, component mass flow. Conversion of mass flow to volume flow parameters and vice versa.
b. Solution of simple problems.

3. Simple material balances (allowance 0/2)
 
a. Molar flow, component molar flow. Conversion of mass variables to molar ones and vice versa.
b. Solution of simple problems.

4. Material balances of simple systems (allowance 0/2)
 
a. Mathematical formulation of problems to be solved. Number of equation, independent equations, solution of a system of linear algebraic equations.
b. Solution of simple problems.

5. Material balances of complex systems (allowance 0/4)
 
a. Complex systems, flowsheet, recycle, accumulation, component separation.
b. Co-current flow, counter-current flow. Problems solution.

6. Material balances of systems with chemical reaction (allowance 0/4)
 
a. Generation and consumption of compounds in reactions, stoichiometry, reaction extent, key component, flowsheet of a system with chemical reaction.
b. Conversion, balance equations, solution of balance equations.
c. First written exam. Solution of material balances of a system without chemical reaction.

7. Material balances of systems with chemical reaction (allowance 0/4)
 
a. Theoretical extent of reaction, key (limiting) component, component in excess.
b. Solution of material balances of a complex system with one chemical reaction.

8. Material balances of systems with two or more reactions (allowance 0/4)
 
a. Material balances in systems with multiple reactions. Complex systems with complex reaction scheme.
b. Material balances of complex systems.
c. Second written exam. Solution of material balances of a system with chemical reaction.

9. Final evaluation of students results (allowance 0/2)
Recommended or required reading:
Basic:
  • ŠEFČÍKOVÁ, M. – ŠEFČÍK, J. – STOPKA, J. Materiálové bilancie technologických procesov. Bratislava : STU v Bratislave, 1997. 157 p. ISBN 80-227-0950-6.
  • REKLAITIS, G. Introduction to Material and Energy Balances. New York : John Wiley & Sons, 1983. 683 p. ISBN 0-471-04131-9.
Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Assessed students in total:
160

A 10 %

B 24.4 %

C 21.9 %

D 15 %

E 11.3 %

FX 17.4 %

Course supervisor:
doc. Ing. Pavol Steltenpohl, PhD.
Last modification:
16. 1. 2018

Department:
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

AIS: 2018/2019   2017/2018  

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