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Module MV-TD-264-M-4

Thermodynamics of Transport Processes (M, 3.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MV-TD-264-M-4 Thermodynamics of Transport Processes 3.0 CP (90 h)


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [MV-LTD] Engineering Thermodynamics
Reference course of study [MV-88.B10-SG] M.Sc. Energy and Process Engineering
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V MV-TD-86061-K-4
Thermodynamics of Transport Processes
P 28 h 62 h - - PL1 3.0 WiSe
  • About [MV-TD-86061-K-4]: Title: "Thermodynamics of Transport Processes"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: oral examination (15-30 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
  • Examination number: 10261 ("Thermodynamics of Transport Processes")

Evaluation of grades

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


  • Relations, similarities and differences between heat transport, momentum transport, and mass transport
  • Driving potentials
  • Cross effects (Dufour, Soret, etc.)
  • Irreversible thermodynamics
  • Coupling of transport equations with balance equations
  • Transport properties (heat conductivity, viscosity, diffusion coefficient)
  • Fickian diffusion (binary, multi-component)
  • Maxwell-Stefan diffusion (binary, multi-component)
  • Relations between Fickian and Maxwell-Stefan diffusion
  • Diffusion coefficients
  • Mass transfer
  • Film theory
  • Penetration theory

Competencies / intended learning achievements

1. Lectures

The students are able to describe and discuss

  • the role and nature of transport processes
  • the basic approach for modeling transport processes
  • how to combine models of transport processes with balance equations
  • the Fickian approach and the Maxwell-Stefan approach to model diffusion and the relations between these approaches
  • how to get numbers for diffusion coefficients

2. Excercises

The students are able to apply the learning outcomes of the lecture to solve practical problems related to transport processes.


  • B. E. Poling, J.M. Prausnitz, J. P. O’Connell: The Properties of Gases and Liquids, McGraw Hill Professional New York (2000)
  • R. Taylor, R. Krishna: Multicomponent Mass Transfer, Wiley New York (1993)
  • R. B. Bird, W. E. Steward, E.N. Lightfoot: Transport Phenomena, Wiley New York (2007)

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [MV-TD-264-M-4]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[MV-88.A29-SG] M.Sc. Biological and Chemical Engineering [Compulsory Modules] Studienschwerpunkt II [WP] Compulsory Elective
Module-Pool Name
[MV-ALLG-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Master allgemein 2022
[MV-ALL-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule allgemein
[MV-BioVT-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Bioverfahrenstechnik
[MV-CE-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule M.Sc. Computational Engineering 2022
[MV-CE-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Computational Engineering
[MV-EVT-2022-MPOOL-4] Wahlpflichtmodule B.Sc. EVT 2022
[MV-EVT-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule M.Sc. EVT 2022
[MV-EVT-MPOOL-6] Wahlplichtmodule Energie- und Verfahrenstechnik