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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
Lecturers of the department Mechanical and Process Engineering
Area of study [MV-TVT] 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

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
  • reproduce and analyze the evaporation, crystallization, absorption, extraction, distillation, rectification (hydrodynamics), drying and adsorption

2. Exercise

The students are able to

  • set up balances and calculate phase equilibria of ideal and non-ideal mixtures
  • calculate basic separation processes of thermal process engineering: evaporation, crystallization, adsorption, extraction (single-stage and multi-stage), distillation and rectification, hydrodynamics of columns, drying, adsorption.


  • Sattler: Thermische Trennverfahren
  • Seader, Henry: Separation Process Principles
  • Grassmann: Einführung in die thermische Verfahrenstechnik
  • Perry, Chilton: Chemical Engineers Handbook
  • Mersmann: Thermische Verfahrenstechnik
  • 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