Module Handbook

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

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Module MV-MEMT-13-M-6

Thermal Process Engineering (M, 8.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MV-MEMT-13-M-6 Thermal Process Engineering 8.0 CP (240 h)


CP, Effort 8.0 CP = 240 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [6] Master (General)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [MV-LRF] Separation Science and Technology
Reference course of study [MV-66.108-SG] M.Ed. LaBBS Metals Technology
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
3V+1U MV-TVT-86400-K-4
Thermal Separation Processes I
P 56 h 124 h - - PL1 6.0 WiSe
2L MV-TVT-86418-K-4
Thermal Separation Processes Laboratory I
P 28 h 62 h
- no 3.0 WiSe
  • About [MV-TVT-86400-K-4]: Title: "Thermal Separation Processes I"; Presence-Time: 56 h; Self-Study: 124 h
  • About [MV-TVT-86418-K-4]: Title: "Thermal Separation Processes Laboratory I"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h
  • About [MV-TVT-86418-K-4]: The study achievement "[LABOR] practical laboratory / experimental work" must be obtained.
  • About [MV-TVT-86418-K-4]:
    Study achievement consists of pre-test, participation in the laboratory, written laboratory report, main test.

    Depending on the examination regulations, the course work can/must be submitted as graded examination work. In this case the repetition rules of the examination regulations for practical laboratory work apply.

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written exam (Klausur) (240 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
  • Examination number: 10400 ("Thermal Separation Processes I")

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


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

Laboratory tests
  • Properties of mixtures (phase equilibrium): LLE,VLE
  • Rektification (continous / batch.)
  • Extraction (Mixer-Settler)
  • Long tube evaporator
  • Drying

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Students understand the essentials of thermal process engineering and its application in technology, especially in areas important for vocational schools, and master its basic methodology.
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
The students are able to
  • describe and explain thermal separation processes
  • plan and carry out experimental investigations on selected thermal separation processes
  • evaluate and discuss the results in a professional manner
  • present their findings to the practice group and consult with each other as a team effort


  • 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.
Written laboratory instructions

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [MV-MEMT-13-M-6]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[MV-66.108-SG] M.Ed. LaBBS Metals Technology [Core Modules (non specialised)] Process Engineering [P] Compulsory