Educational guide 2020_21
Facultade de Ciencias
Grao en Ciencia e Tecnoloxía dos Alimentos
 Subjects
  Introduction to chemical engineering
   Contents
Topic Sub-topic
SUBJECT 1) Introduction 1. Definitions concerning Chemical Engineering
2. Chemical industry and Unit Operations
3. Clasification of Unit Operations
SUBJECT 2) Physico-Mathematical utilities 1. Units and related issues
2. Uncertainty. Error analysis
3. Methods for equation solving
4. Linear regression
5. Numerical integration
6. Graphical differentiation
7. Triangular diagram
SUBJECT 3) Conservation Laws. General Balance formulation 1. Conservation laws for mass, energy and momentum
2. Macroscopic and microscopic systems
3. Property transport mechanisms: Classification
4. General balance equation
SUBJECT 4) Mass Balances 1. Introduction to mass balances
2. Monophasic systems
2.1. Study in stationary state
2.2. Study in non stationary state
3. Biphasic systems under thermodinamic equilibrium and stationary state
SUBJECT 5) Energy Balances 1. Terms present in the macroscopic energy balance
2. Macroscopic systems
2.1. Systems in stationary state
2.2. Systems in non stationary state
3. Enthalpic balances
3.1. Systems without chemical reactions
3.2. Systems with chemical reactions under stationary state
3.2.1. Reaction enthalpies
3.2.2. Thermodynamic cycles
SUBJECT 6) Principles of chemical kinetics and ideal reactors 1. Chemical kinetics
2. Reaction rate
3. Reversibility
4. Reaction rate equation
5. Analysis of the kinetic equation: application to constant volume systems
5.1. Integral method
5.2. Differential method
5.3. Method of the initial reaction rates
6. Study of ideal isothermal reactors
6.1. Batch reactor
6.2. Continous stirred tank reactor (CSTR)
6.3. Plug flow reactor (PFR)
SUBJECT 7) Introduction to process control 1. Definitions and basic concepts
2. Process control strategies: Feedback, feedforward and cascade control
3. Instrumentation
4. Analysis and design of control systems
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