ECTS - Chemical Process Calculations

Chemical Process Calculations (CEAC207) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Chemical Process Calculations CEAC207 3 2 0 4 7
Pre-requisite Course(s)
CEAC 103 or CEAC 104
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Enver Güler
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To enable students to understand basic chemical engineering concepts and methods of analysis. To introduce students to systems of units and measurement scales, chemical process types, process flow diagrams, steady-state mass and energy balance calculations for batch and continuous processes applied to solution of problems in systems of interest to chemical process industries.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Explain what chemical engineers do for a living.
  • Convert among different units and combinations of units using conversion factor tables.
  • Identify number of significant figures and calculate sample mean, variance and standard deviation for a given set of data.
  • Explain the dimensional homogeneity; given the units of some terms in an equation assign units to other terms.
  • Calculate mass or mass flow rate and volume or volumetric flow rate.
  • Given the composition of a mixture expressed in terms of mass fractions, calculate the composition in terms of mole fractions or vice versa.
  • Convert a manometer reading to pressure difference for different types of manometers.
  • Explain the meaning of batch, semi-batch, continuous, steady-state, transient processes and draw and fully label a flowchart for a given process.
  • Given the component partial pressures of an ideal gas mixture and the total gas pressure, determine the mixture composition in either mole fractions, mass fractions or volume fractions.
  • Explain the terms separation process, distillation, absorption, adsorption, scrubbing, liquid extraction, crystallization and leaching.
  • Sketch a phase diagram (P vs. T) for a single species and label regions for all phases.
  • Estimate the vapor pressure of a pure substance at a specified temperature or boiling point and at a specified pressure.
  • Distinguish between intensive and extensive variables.
  • Define the terms closed process system, open process system, isothermal and adiabatic processes.
  • Define the terms flow work, shaft work, specific internal energy, specific volume and specific enthalpy.
  • Write energy balance for a closed process system.
  • Write energy balance for open process systems.
  • Given an adiabatic process or any other nonreactive process for which the value of heat (Q) or heat flow rate is specified, write material and energy balances and solve them for requested quantities.
  • Solve nonreactive process system energy balance problems.
  • Solve reactive process system energy balance problems.
Course Content An introduction to chemical engineering calculations, chemical engineering processes and process variables, fundamentals of material balances, material balances on single and multiple-unit processes, single-phase systems, fundamentals of energy balances, forms of energy, energy balances on closed and open systems at steady-state, mechanical energy

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 What some chemical engineers do for a living? Introduction to chemical engineering calculations. Chapter 1 and 2
2 Chemical engineering processes and process calculations. Chapter 3
3 Fundamentals of material balances Chapter 4
4 Fundamentals of material balances Chapter 4
5 Material balances on reactive processes. Combustion reactions. Chapter 4
7 Single phase systems Chapter 5
8 Multiphase systems Chapter 6
9 Energy and energy balances Chapter 7
10 Energy balances on closed and open systems Chapter 7
12 Energy balances on nonreactive systems Chapter 8
13 Energy balances on nonreactive processes Chapter 8
14 Energy balances on reactive processes Chapter 9
15 Energy balances on reactive processes Chapter 9


Course Book 1. R.M. Felder, R.W. Rousseau, L.G. Bullard, Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes, Global Ed., John Wiley & Sons (2017)
Other Sources 2. D.M. Himmelblau, J.B. Riggs, Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering, 8th Ed., Prentice-Hall (2012)

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 6 10
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 9 100
Percentage of Semester Work 50
Percentage of Final Work 50
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve chemical engineering and applied chemistry problems. X
2 An ability to analyze and model a domain specific problem, identify and define the appropriate requirements for its solution. X
3 An ability to design, implement and evaluate a chemical engineering system or a system component to meet specified requirements. X
4 An ability to use the modern techniques and engineering tools necessary for chemical engineering practices. X
5 An ability to acquire, analyze and interpret data to understand chemical engineering and applied chemistry requirements. X
6 The ability to demonstrate the necessary organizational and business skills to work effectively in inter/inner disciplinary teams or individually. X
7 An ability to communicate effectively in Turkish and English. X
8 Recognition of the need for, and the ability to access information, to follow recent developments in science and technology and to engage in life-long learning. X
9 An understanding of professional, legal, ethical and social issues and responsibilities in chemical engineering and applied chemistry. X
10 Skills in project and risk management, awareness about importance of entrepreneurship, innovation and long-term development, and recognition of international standards and methodologies. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 15 4 60
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 2 6 12
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 15 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 25 25
Total Workload 175