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Course MV-TD-86078-K-4

Development and Design of Chemical Processes (2V, 2.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
2 V Lecture 2.0 CP 28 h 32 h
(2V) 2.0 CP 28 h 32 h


CP, Effort 2.0 CP = 60 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-LTD] Engineering Thermodynamics
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


  • Process structure
  • Raw materials
  • Production network
  • Important products / value-added chains
  • Economic fundamentals of chemical production (key parameters, sensitivities)
  • Incentives for process development
  • Unit operations (reaction, separation)
  • Stages of process development (synthesis, integration, validation, scale-up)
  • Visit of the department of process development at BASF

Competencies / intended learning achievements

1. Lectures

The students are able to describe and discuss

  • basic steps of the development of chemical processes.
  • methods applied in the process development.
  • economic assessment of processes.
  • ways to compare differences between the plan and reality in process design.

2. Exercises:

The students are able to

  • mirror the learning outcomes of the lecture to the practice of process development as observed during the visit of BASF.


Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, Band 6, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim (2003)


Blackboard/overhead, copy of slides

Requirements for attendance (informal)

Basic knowledge of physics and chemistry


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MV-TD-86078-K-4]

Module Name Context
[MV-TD-68-M-4] Development and Design of Chemical Processes P: Obligatory 2V, 2.0 LP