Unit Operations in Process Engineering

Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Wessling
Lecture: 2 hrs
Tutorials: 1 hrs
Course schedule: Please get them from the Course calendar RWTH Online
Lecture notes: Available on Moodle
Semester: Winterterm
Language: German
Exam: Written Exam

In this course students will gain insight into the basics and principles of mechanical, chemical and thermal unit operations. Main topics of the lecture are:

  • Approaches and equipment for milling and grinding
  • Mechanical classification and separation methods: Sieving, Sedimentation, Centrifugation, Filtration
  • Processes of Mixing and Stirring
  • Chemical Reactors: Reaction kinetics, Chemical equilibrium, Reactor types, Residence time distribution
  • Thermal separation processes: Phase equilibrium, Absorption, Rektification, Extraction