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Course MV-TVT-86400-K-4

Thermal Separation Processes I (3V+1U, 6.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U) 6.0 CP 124 h
3 V Lecture 42 h
1 U Lecture hall exercise class 14 h
(3V+1U) 6.0 CP 56 h 124 h


CP, Effort 6.0 CP = 180 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-LRF] Separation Science and Technology
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


1. Introduction

2. Basics

3. Equilibrium stage model for separation processes

4. Rate based model for separation processes

5. Evaporation and Condensation

6. Distillation

7. Absorption and Desorption

8. Extraction

Competencies / intended learning achievements

1. Lecture

The students are able to

  • reproduce and describe the basic concepts and procedures of thermal process engineering.
  • solve and analyze fluid process separation tasks.
  • relate separation technology to economic issues
  • draw up balance sheets
  • Application of the different modeling approaches (equilibrium step model and mass transfer model) to describe thermal separation processes..
  • Basic understanding of the variables influencing the separation processes
  • Basic evaluation of the separation processes with regard to energy demand and equipment design

2. Exercise

The students are able to

  • set up balances and calculate phase equilibria of ideal mixtures
  • model basic processes of thermal process engineering


  • Sattler: Thermische Trennverfahren
  • Mersmann: Thermische Verfahrenstechnik
  • Seader, Henry: Separation Process Principles
  • Grassmann: Einführung in die thermische Verfahrenstechnik
  • Perry, Chilton: Chemical Engineers Handbook
  • Thurner: Verdampfung, Kristallisation, Trocknung
  • Onken, Leschonski: Grundzüge der Verfahrenstechnik und Reaktionskinetik
  • Walas: Chem. Process Equipment.


PowerPoint, download of the slides, exercise examples. For further information and course materials please consider the corresponding OLAT-course.

Requirements for attendance (informal)



Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MV-TVT-86400-K-4]

Module Name Context
[MV-MEMT-13-M-6] Thermal Process Engineering P: Obligatory 3V+1U, 6.0 LP
[MV-TVT-59-M-4] Thermal Separation Processes I P: Obligatory 3V+1U, 6.0 LP