Process Equipment Design

10 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 1KB705

Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Chemistry G2F, Technology G2F
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 30 August 2018
Responsible department
Department of Chemistry - Ångström

Entry requirements

60 credits in science/engineering including Chemical Principles I and 10 credits mathematics.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • describe the properties of and do calculations of flowing fluids.
  • describe and size common types of pumps.
  • describe and size common types of heat exchangers.
  • give an account of the main principles of the different separation processes.
  • define and solve the material and energy balances for different separation processes.
  • numerically and graphically calculate the required number of ideal stages for a given separation process.
  • calculate the real height of a column from the efficiency.


The fundamental equations of fluid mechanics. Processes with flowing fluids. Application to decompression calculations, fluid metering, pumps and fans. Movement in porous beds. Heat transport through conduction, convection and radiation. Heat exchanger. Basic theory for heat and material transport with application to evaporation, distillation, absorption, leaching, and extraction. Mechanical unit operations as fluidisation, liquid mixing, sedimentation and filtration. Stirring. The system air-water with applications to drying. Report writing.


The teaching is given as lectures, tutorials, assignments and laboratory sessions. The laboratory sessions are compulsory.


Written examination (8 credits). In order to pass the course, successful completion of the laboratory course is also required, (2 credits).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Other directives

This course cannot be counted towards the completion of a degree program together with 1KB702 Chemical Engineering.