Process Technology


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge gained in Linear algebra, Calculus, General and organic chemistry or similar

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

  • Introduction to chemical and biochemical processes
  • Basic engineer calculations
  • Set up of process diagrams
  • Matter and energy balances at steady and non-steady state
  • Liquid flow and mixing
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Unit operations
  • Homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions
  • Thermodynamic analyses of chemical reactions and equilibria

Learning objectives


Students who have passed the module

  • Know the most common physical variables and their dimensions and units
  • Can understand unit conversion between physical variables
  • Can interpret process diagrams and flow sheets
  • Knows the principles of the most common unit operations
  • Can understand the stoichiometry in chemical processes


  • Can construct diagrams and flow sheets or simple processes
  • Can define system boundaries
  • Can set up mass and/or energy balances for single step or multistep processes in which chemical reactions are a part
  • Can solve algebraic or differential equations from a mass or energy balance and define the operative conditions of the system
  • Can use thermodynamic functions to calculate enthalpy changes and equilibria in chemical processes


  • Can analyze and design simple chemical processes

Type of instruction

Lectures and calculation exercises

Extent and expected workload

150 hours



Name of examProcess Technology
Type of exam
Written exam
4 hours
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleProcesteknologi
Module codeK-BBT-B4-5
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science