Process and plant engineering I

The module "Process and Plant Engineering I" consists of the following courses:

  • Process and plant engineering I (Lecture - 2 SWS)
  • Process and plant engineering I (Exercise - 1 SWS)
  • Process and plant engineering I (RBL - 1 SWS)

The lecture and the exercise are developed in a flipped classroom concept, which is explained in the context of the first lecture. The lectures and exercises are prepared accordingly in the form of digital learning units in ILIAS for preparation. The classroom sessions are then used to discuss and deepen the knowledge.

The lecture primarily deals with the topic of conceptual process design. Based on the general system concept, basic engineering methods are presented which serve the elaboration and analysis of flowsheets. In the context of process synthesis, based on the classification of simple processes and their combination, the design of the subsystems (reactor and separation system), as well as heat integration are discussed. In order to enable an effective comparison of possible process alternatives, the lecture concludes with an economic consideration and the presentation of single- and multi-periodic evaluation methods.

As part of the exercise, examples from the lecture are taken up and presented as concrete calculation examples. The students have the possibility to calculate the exercise independently after a short input by the instructor. Afterwards the exercise is pre-calculated by the instructor.

During the research-based learning (RBL) the students work in small groups on a process engineering process. The steps balancing, flow chart creation, heat recovery and cost accounting are carried out. The work ends with a poster presentation in which the students present their results to each other. The RBL provides the opportunity to gain extra points for the exam.

The exam is a written exam.

The module is offered in the following study programs:

  • Verfahrenstechnik (B.Sc.) - Compulsory module
  • Bioverfahrenstechnik (B.Sc.) - Compulsory module
  • Chemie- und Bioingenieurwesen (B.Sc.) - Compulsory module
  • Green Technologies (B.Sc.) - Elective course in Bioressourcentechnology
  • Allgemeine Ingenieurwissenschaften (B.Sc.) - Focus: process engineering, bioprocess engineering

Module description

StudIP Process and Plant Engineering I - lecture and exercise (summer term 2024)

StudIP Process and Plant Engineering I - PBL / explorative learning (summer term 2024)