Module Handbook

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

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Module MV-TVT-292-M-4

Process development in chemical industry (M, 2.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MV-TVT-292-M-4 Process development in chemical industry 2.0 CP (60 h)


CP, Effort 2.0 CP = 60 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [MV-LRF] Separation Science and Technology
Reference course of study [MV-82.B10-SG] B.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-TVT-86414-K-4
Process development in chemical industry
P 28 h 32 h - - PL1 2.0 WiSe
  • About [MV-TVT-86414-K-4]: Title: "Process development in chemical industry"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 32 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written exam (Klausur) (90-120 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
  • Examination number: 10479 ("Process Development in Chemical Industry")

Evaluation of grades

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


  • 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.

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)



Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [MV-TVT-292-M-4]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[MV-82.B10-SG] B.Sc. Energy and Process Engineering [Specialisation] KF1: Verfahrenstechnik [WP] Compulsory Elective
[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-EVT-2022-MPOOL-4] Wahlpflichtmodule B.Sc. EVT 2022