159.731 Thermal Process Engineering
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  • reproduce the descriptive equations for simple problems of mass- and heat- exchange
  • explain the laws of similitude and in connection with it reproduce some dimensionless numbers and their areas of application
  • describe and compare different thermal separation processes (rectification, distillation, adsorption, absorption, extraction ...) both qualitatively and in terms of descriptive equations, contrasting their advantages and disadvantages and thereby finding the optimal one for a given separation task
  • describe the application areas for columns in thermal process engineering
  • assess column internals according to various criteria (effectiveness of separation, possible operating modes, pressure loss, design, ...) and select column internals appropriate to the application
  • name simple application examples and frequently used apparatus in industrial thermal process engineering

Subject of course

Basic relationships for heat and mass transfer and the principles of heat exchangers, evaporators, distillation/rectification, absorption, adsorption, extraction, drying, membrane processes and crystallisation will be discussed

Teaching methods

Explanations and derivation for basic principles and equations for different thermal unit operations and enhancement of knowledge based on calculation examples

Mode of examination




Course dates

Wed08:30 - 10:0007.10.2020 - 27.01.2021GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT Vorlesung
Thermal Process Engineering - Single appointments
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Examination modalities

Written Exam


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri14:00 - 16:0021.10.2022GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH written08.07.2022 00:01 - 14.10.2022 23:55TISSPrüfung
Fri14:00 - 16:0018.11.2022GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH written08.07.2022 00:10 - 11.11.2022 23:55TISSPrüfung
Fri14:00 - 16:0016.12.2022GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH written08.07.2022 00:10 - 09.12.2022 23:55TISSPrüfung
Fri14:00 - 16:0010.03.2023GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH written02.01.2023 00:10 - 03.03.2023 23:55TISSPrüfung
Fri14:00 - 16:0014.04.2023GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH written02.01.2023 00:10 - 07.04.2023 23:55TISSPrüfung
Fri14:00 - 16:0012.05.2023GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH written02.01.2023 00:10 - 05.05.2023 23:55TISSPrüfung
Fri14:00 - 16:0016.06.2023GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH written02.01.2023 00:10 - 09.06.2023 23:55TISSPrüfung

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
31.08.2020 00:00 20.12.2020 23:00

Registration modalities

Die Vorlesung Thermische Verfahrenstechnik wird im Wintersemester 2020 on-line über Zoom jeweils am Mittwoch von 8.30-10.00 Uhr abgehalten. Beginn ist am 7.10. um 8.30.

Den Zoom-Link werde ich über TISS vor dem 7.10. zur Verfügung stellen.

Über TISS werden auch Skriptum, Folien und Prüfungsfragen zur Verfügung gestellt.


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 273 Chemical and Process Engineering 5. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
033 290 Technical Chemistry 5. Semester
734 Apparatus, Plant and Process Engineering 5. Semester
735 Chemical Engineering 5. Semester


Die Vorlesung ist am Buch Sattler K.-Thermische Trennverfahren, Vogel Verlag - orientiert. In der Bibliothek sind eine größere Anzahl an Büchern verfügbar

Weiterführende Literatur: Kögl B., Moser F.: Grundlagen der Verfahrenstechnik, Springer Verlag Perry R.H., Green D.: Perry's Chemical Engineers Handbook, McGraw Hill Treybal R.E.: Mass Transfer Operations, McGraw Hill Verfahrenstechnische Berechnungsmethoden Teil 2 - Thermische Trennen, VCH 1986

Previous knowledge

Physical Chemistry, Thermodynamic