Module Handbook

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Notes on the module handbook of the department Mechanical and Process Engineering

Die hier dargestellten veröffentlichten Studiengang-, Modul- und Kursdaten des Fachbereichs Maschinenbau und Verfahrenstechnik ersetzen die Modulbeschreibungen im KIS und wuden mit Ausnahme folgender Studiengänge am 28.10.2020, bzw. am 13.01.2021 verabschiedet.


Course MV-TVT-86408-K-4

Process Engineering (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 SuSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-LRF] Separation Science and Technology
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


  • Development of process flowsheets
  • Process development incl. cost accounting and plant design
  • Optimization strategies
  • Integration of measurement and control technology into the process schematic with examples
  • Practical process development in dialog
  • Plant safety and pumps and compressors

Competencies / intended learning achievements

1. Lecture

The students are able to

  • plan complex chemical processes and plants using the knowledge acquired from various subdisciplines
  • consider technical, economic and environmental aspects
  • describe, design and evaluate flow diagrams, equipment (piping, valves, etc.), pumps (static and dynamic), compressors, heat exchangers (pinch, heat integration, networks).
  • develop measurement and control concepts (e.g. current sharing)
  • explain concepts of plant safety
  • prepare cost accounts
  • carry out projects in the field of plant design

2. Exercise

The students are able to

  • create material balances, flow diagrams, process development, equipment
  • design pumps, compressors, blowers and heat exchangers
  • carry out analysis of degree of freedom
  • select and evaluate pinch, process integration, measurement and control concepts
  • perform cost calculations for plant design
  • develop concepts for plant safety


  • Baerns: Technische Chemie, Wiley-VCH.
  • Sattler, Kasper: Verfahrenstechnische Anlage, Band 1+2, Wiley-VCH.
  • Blass: Entwicklung verfahrenstechnischer Prozesse
  • Perry, Green: Perry‘s Chem. Engng. Handbook, McGrawHill 7th Ed.
  • Walas: Chem. Process Equipment, Butterworth-Heinemann.
  • Bernecker: Planung und Bau verf. Anlagen, VDI-Verlag.
  • Onken, Behr: Chem. Prozeßkunde, G. Thieme Verlag.
  • Kölbel, Schulze: Projektierung und Vorkalkulation in der Chem. Ind., Springer.
  • A User Guide on Process Integration for the Efficient Use of Energy. Ed. B.E.A. Thom, The Inst. of Chem. Eng.
  • Townsend, Linnhoff, Heat and Power Networks in Process Design, Part I+II, AIChEJ.


PowerPoint, download of the slides, exercise examples


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Requirements for attendance (informal)



Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MV-TVT-86408-K-4]

Module Name Context
[MV-TVT-43-M-4] Process Engineering P: Obligatory 3V+1U, 6.0 LP