Selected Topics from Diffusion Processes

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W18O004 ZK 60P+0C
Radek Šulc (guarantor), Pavel Ditl (guarantor)
Radek Šulc (guarantor), Pavel Ditl (guarantor)
Department of Process Engineering

This course is focused on mass unit operations accompanied with mass transfer and chemical reactions. It explains the basis of mass transfer and also behavior and phenomena of more complex multiphase or non-isothermal systems and equipments in which chemical or biochemical reactions. The course enlarges knowledge obtained in the basic similar course of the study branch "Process engineering? or creates mass transfer unit operation basis for student studying various specializations such as energetic, vehicle industry, cooling, ecology, waste water and effluent gas treatment, nanotechnologies, material and medical science etc. The study plan will be tailored by the choice from the following general offer to meet the requirements of the dissertation topic.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Theoretical foundations - definitions of concentrations, mass fluxes, calculation of

diffusivities, basic balance equations, steady and unsteady diffusion, turbulent

diffusion, convective mass transfer and mass transfer between phases.

2. Mass transfer with chemical reactions.

3. Mass transfer in heterogeneous systems.

4. Mass transfer in multi-phase systems.

5. Simultaneous heat and mass transfer.

6. Separation processes (distillation, absorption, extraction, leaching, adsorption,

membrane process, dissolution, drying).

7. Single- and multi - phase chemical reactors and combustion.

8. Bioreactors.

9. Applications of diffusion operations in chemical, food, consumer industries,

energetic, vehicle industry, cooling, nanotechnologies, medical and material

science, etc.

10. Equipment proper choice and design.

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:
Study materials:

Benítez, J.: Principles and Modern Applications of Mass Transfer Operations. 2nd ed. Wiley, 2009.

Theodore, L., Ricci, F.: Mass Transfer operations for the practicing engineer. Wiley, 2010.

Kister, H.Z., Distillation design. McGraw Hill, 1992.

Other foreign literature is cited in the Czech text books:

Ditl, P.: Difúzně separační pochody, Skriptum ČVUT

Ditl, P.: Reaktory, Skriptum, ČVUT

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The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2021-01-22
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