Module Handbook

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Course MV-TVT-86414-K-4

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


Changes possible for the summer semester 2021.


  • Overview of product development
  • Deepening through three industrially realized examples (polymer, solvent, vitamin)
  • Description of the path from the product idea to the realized production process
  • Presentation of process synthesis in different phases and deepening with examples (miniplant technique and scale-up of Unit-Operations)
  • Explanation of the Verbund of BASF's production and infrastructure facilities at the Ludwigshafen site
  • Presentation of alternatives to the raw material naphtha and discussion of their potential
  • Explanation of the energy network of a site and the pinch method, heat integration within a production plant (evaluation and optimization of the integration into the supply networks).

Competencies / intended learning achievements

The students are able to
  • understand the relationship between product characteristics and product structure, and between product structure and process design
  • discuss structure-property relationship and structure-process relationship
  • describe decision criteria for process selection.
  • explain experimental methods and modeling techniques in the different phases of a process development
  • valuate product and process development in the overall context of a chemical site's production network, also with regard to energy efficiency and a changing raw material base


Will be announced in the lecture.


Lecture, print and digital media


Registration at the Secretariat required (Chair of separation science and technology)

Requirements for attendance (informal)



Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MV-TVT-86414-K-4]

Module Name Context
[MV-TVT-292-M-4] Process development in chemical industry P: Obligatory 2V, 2.0 LP