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Academic Year/course: 2017/18

435 - Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering

29928 - Experimentation in Chemical Engineering I

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Academic Year:
29928 - Experimentation in Chemical Engineering I
Faculty / School:
110 - Escuela de Ingeniería y Arquitectura
435 - Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering
Second semester
Subject Type:

5.1. Methodological overview

The learning process that has been designed for this subject is based on the following:


In each laboratory session, students will work in groups of two or three people. The students will know in advance the lab work to be performed and must have read its script before the session.


Once in the laboratory, students will conduct the experimental work assigned. They will discuss the results and write one or more reports covering the work done (results, calculations, graphical representations...), with a proper presentation.


Finally, students must make an individual written exam that aims to demonstrate the knowledge acquired on the subject.

5.2. Learning tasks

The program offered to students includes the following activities:


A 1 hour lecture in the classroom or laboratory, where the teacher explains to all groups the theoretical concepts corresponding to practice 9 of the Chemical Engineering Department (see paragraph 5.3).


Laboratory sessions: 21 practices distributed as follows: (I) Knowledge Area of Chemical Engineering  (4 ECTS): 13 sessions of 3 hours, (II) Knowledge Area of Thermal Systems (1 ECTS): 4 sessions of 2.5 hours. (III) Knowledge Area of Fluid Mechanics (1 ECTS): 4 sessions of 2.5 hours.

5.3. Syllabus

The sessions program can be grouped according to the area, as follows:


I) Knowledge Area of Chemical Engineering (4 ECTS): 13 sessions of 3 hours. Some sessions may change depending on the availability or proper functioning of the required equipment


Session 1. Kinetics of a catalyzed homogeneous reaction

Session 2. Kinetics of a homogeneous reaction in a continuous reactor

Session 3. Kinetics of an enzymatic reaction

Session 4. Absorption with chemical reaction

Session 5. Determination of the equilibrium curve and differential distillation

Session 6. Ion exchange

Session 7.  Continuous stirred-tank and plug flow reactors (CSTR and PFR)

Session 8. Leaching

Session 9. Fluidization. Determination of fixed bed porosity and calculation of minimum fluidization velocity  

Session 10. Distillation with reflux

Session 11. Continuous stirred-tank battery

Session 12. Adsorption isotherm

Session 13. Permeation of gas through porous membranes


(II) Knowledge Area of Thermal Systems (1 ECTS): There will be 4 sessions of 2.5 hours each. Practices will be the following: 


Session 1. Thermal efficiency of a boiler.

Session 2. Evaluation of the performance of an evaporative cooler

Session 3. Internal combustion engines

Session 4. Thermal turbomachinery


(III) Knowledge Area of Fluid Mechanics (1 ECTS): 4 sessions of 2.5 hours each will be held.


Session 1. Disassembling and selection of pumps

Session 2. Pump testing and cavitation

Session 3.  Pressure losses in systems. Valve characterization.

Session 4. Fan testing

5.4. Course planning and calendar

Sessions and presentations scheduling 


Laboratory sessions are given following the schedule established by the Centre before the beginning of the current academic year (available in http:\\ They will be planned according to the number of students and will be announced in advance. Every teacher will inform the students about individual tutorial schedule. In addition to the recommended bibliography, the set of scripts of the laboratory sessions will be available at the EINA copy service

5.5. Bibliography and recommended resources

BB Baker, Roger C. Flow measurement handbook : Industrial designs, operating principles, performance, and applications / Roger C. Baker . - 1st pub. Cambridge [etc.] : Cambridge Univeristy Press, 2000
BB Boilers, evaporators and condensers / Edited by Sadik Kakaç New York [etc.] : John Wiley and Sons, cop.1991
BB Cinética química aplicada / Juan Ramón González Velasco...[et al.] Madrid : Síntesis, D.L. 1999
BB Giacosa, Dante. Motores endotérmicos : motores de encendido por chispa, de carburación y de inyección, motores de encendido por compresión Diesel, lentos y veloces, motores rotativos, turbinas de gas, teoría, construcción, pruebas / Dante Giacosa Barcelona : Omega, D.L.1988
BB Ingeniería de reactores / Jesús Santamaría ... [et al.] . - [1ª ed.], 1ª reimp. Madrid : Síntesis, D. L. 2002
BB Levenspiel, Octave. Chemical reaction engineering / Octave Levenspiel . - 3rd ed. New York [etc.] : John Wiley & Sons, cop. 1999
BB Levenspiel, Octave. Ingeniería de las reacciones químicas / Octave Levenspiel ; [con la colaboración en la traducción de Juan A. Conesa ; revisión técnica, Enrique Arriola Guevara] . - 3ª ed. México : Limusa Wiley, cop. 2004
BB Mataix, Claudio. Turbomáquinas hidráulicas : turbinas hidráulicas, bombas, ventiladores / Claudio Mataix . - 2ª ed. rev. y corr. / Por Antonio Arenas ; con la colaboración de Eva Arenas y Alexis Cantizano Madrid : Universidad Pontificia de Comillas 2009
BB McCabe, Warren L.. Unit operations of chemical engineering / Warren L. McCabe, Julian C. Smith, Pvoeter Harriott . - 6th. ed. Boston [etc] : McGraw-Hill, 2001
BB Muñoz Rodríguez, Mariano. Motores alternativos de combustión interna / Mariano Muñoz Rodríguez, Francisco Moreno Gómez, Jesús F. Morea Roy Zaragoza : Prensas Universitarias de Zaragoza, 1999
BB Seader, J. D.. Separation process principles / J. D. Seader, Ernest J. Henley . - 2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, cop. 2006
BB Treybal, Robert E. Operaciones de transferencia de masa / Robert E. Treybal ; tradución Amelia García Rodríguez, revisión técnica Francisco José Lozano . - 2a ed. [reimp.] México [etc] : McGraw-Hill, 1994
BB Turbomáquinas térmicas / Mariano Muñoz Rodriguez, Francisco J. Collado Giménez, Francisco Moreno Gómez, Jesús F. Morea Roy . - 1a ed. Zaragoza : Prensas Universitarias, 1999
BB Turbopumps and pumping systems / Ahmad Nourbakhsh ... [et al.] Brelin [etc.] : Springer, cop. 2008