Process Technology


Prerequisite/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
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science