Module Notes
Faculty Member (Members):
Undergraduate, 7th Semester (4th Year, Fall)
Module Category: Compulsory Modules
Module Type: Advanced Chemical Engineering
Teaching Language: Greek
Course Code: CHM_756
Credits: 2
ECTS Credits: 3
Teaching Type: Laboratory (4h/W) Project/Homework (1/Semester)
Module Availability on Erasmus Students: No
Course URL: E-Class (CMNG2146)
Module Details

Students are trained in basic chemical engineering processes.

Students learn to operate experimental laboratory or semi-pilot devices and present their results in original technical reports.

Students exploit the knowledge gained in their respective theoretical modules.

There are no formal prerequisite modules. Basic knowledge by the following modules is necessary: Fluid Flow, Unit Operations, Mass Transfer, Chemical Process and Chemical Reactor Design, Mass and Energy Balances.

The Chemical Engineering Processes Laboratory I contains seven exercises, four refer Unit Operations (Instructor C. Paraskeva) and three to Chemical Processes (Instructor D. Spartinos). The exercises are performed by groups of 4-5 students:

The exercises of Unit Operations are:

  1. Gas Absorption

Adsorption of CO2 in a packed bed absorption tower.

  1. Solid and fluidized bed

Experimental estimation of porosity, permeability, mean grain diameter, specific area, friction coefficient, minimum and maximum (terminal) velocities in fluidized beds.

  1. Drag coefficient and viscosity

Experimental estimation of drag force on a spherical particle and of the liquid viscosity.

  1. Diffusion of liquids and gases

Experimental  estimation of diffusion coefficient in gases (Arnold Cell) and  in liquids. (Winkleman method).


The exercises of Chemical Processes are:

  1. Study of Chemical Reaction Kinetics in Gas Chromatography

Kinetics of acetic methyl ester  hydrolysis and quantitative and qualitative analysis of byproducts in gas chromatographer.

  1. Residence time distribution in a stirred reactor

Experimental estimation of  the  residence  time distribution function(E) and the percentage of the molecules with residence time less than time (t).

        3.     Catalytic Oxidation of Ethylene

Catalytic oxidation of ethylene using catalysts as Pt, Pd, and Rh.

Teaching Organization


Total Module Workload (ECTS Standards):

82 Hours

The evaluation of the exercises of Unit Operations is as follows:

  1. Written examination, after running all 4 exercises (theory and simple exercises) (50%),
  2. Marking of the final report (50%).

The evaluation of Chemical Processes exercises is as follows:

  1. Written examination at the end of each exercise (50%).
  2. Marking of the final report (50%).

In the end, the average of the seven exercises is summed and averaged out the module.