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Energy and Mass Transfer in Process Technology

Module name (EN): Energy and Mass Transfer in Process Technology
Degree programme: Engineering and Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: MAM_19_V_1.05.ESV
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V+2P (6 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 7
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Oral examination 20 min.

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Curricular relevance:
MAM_19_V_1.05.ESV Engineering and Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 1, mandatory course, Specialization Process Engineering
90 class hours (= 67.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 210 hours (equivalent to 7 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 142.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Kimmerle
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Kimmerle

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Learning outcomes:
Advanced Thermodynamics: After successfully completing this part of the module, students will be able to explain the difference between ideal and real processes, establish and calculate energy balances of real processes, calculate exergy and energy, explain and calculate real gas processes, explain and calculate real steam power processes, calculate states of ideal and real mixtures.
Mass Transfer: After successfully completing this part of the module, students will be able to draw up and calculate mass balances, be familair with, understand, explain and calculate mass transport mechanisms, be familiar with, understand and explain the interaction of mass transport and reactions.
Thermal Process Engineering: After successfully completing this part of the module, students will be familiar with, understand, explain and be able to calculate basic operations and apparatus in energy technology and thermal process engineering.

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Module content:
Advanced Thermodynamics:
Introduction und basic concepts
Equations of State, changes of state, total differential
Thermal equation of state for real gases
First law for a general transient system
The second law, exergy, energy and exergy loss
Cycles, efficiencies and performance figures
Exergetic efficiency and quality
Idealized cycles with ideal gases
Comparison processes, e.g. Ericsson or Ackeret Keller, Stirling, Seiliger
Thermal and energetic properties of mixtures
Ideal, real mixtures, state variables
Entropy generation in the mixing of ideal gases
Air, steam, water and ice, state changes in the h-x diagram
Mass Transfer:
Fundamentals of mass transfer, stationary diffusion and convection, diffusion coefficients in gases, liquids and solids, mass transfer coefficients, mass transfer, mass transfer, thermal diffusion, pressure diffusion, force diffusion, unsteady diffusion, diffusion and reaction                Thermische Process Engineering:
Introduction and basic terms, energy transport and energy balances, phase diagrams, drying, evaporation, distillation, rectification

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Teaching methods/Media:
Student presentations, lecture guide, collection of formulas, exercises, worksheets and presentations

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Recommended or required reading:
Verfahrenstechnik für Ingenieure, Sattler: Thermische Trennverfahren; Incropera,F.P. und De Witt, D.P.: Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer

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