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1. General information
ECTS credits:
Academic year:
First quarter
Main language:
Second language:
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Web site:
Lecturer: JUSTO LOBATO BAJO - Group(s): 20 
Phone number
Office hours
Enrique Costa/Desp. 6

2. Pre-Requisites

Those established with general character for the degree

3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

Know the fundamental laws of chemical engineering to analyze unitary operations or chemical industrial processes.

Know how to appy matter and energy balances to chemical processes in stationary regime

Be able to solve problems of fluid transport, to calculate the necessary power for the flow and to select equipment and accessories of pumping

Have hability to calculate the area of heat transmission required for the heating or cooling of a given fluid, depneding on the type of the exchanger and the direction of flow.

Know calculate the number of thworetical stages and the energy needs of the unit operation of rectification for the separation of an ideal binary mixture.

Know the basic principles of the design of chemical reactors.

Draw up the reports of the work done in the laboratory with clarity and order.


4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
CB03 Be able to gather and process relevant information (usually within their subject area) to give opinions, including reflections on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.
CB05 Have developed the necessary learning abilities to carry on studying autonomously
E01 Understand and use chemical terminology, nomenclature, conventions and units
E04 Understand the principles of thermodynamic and their applications in chemistry
E09 Know the kinetics of chemical change, including catalysis and reaction mechanisms
E10 Know and understand the characteristics of chemical equilibrium
E11 Know the basic operations and the unitary processes of the chemical industry
G02 Be able to gather and interpret data, information and relevant results, obtain conclusions and issue reasoned reports on scientific, technological or other problems that require the use of chemical tools
G03 Know how to apply the theoretical-practical knowledge acquired in the different professional contexts of Chemistry
T06 Ability to approach decision making
T07 Ability to work as a team and, where appropriate, exercise leadership functions, fostering the entrepreneurial character
T10 Ability to use specific software for chemistry at user level
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Ability to solve fluid transport problems, to calculate the power needed for the flow and to select equipment and pumping accessories
Ability to select a matter transfer operation where to carry out a certain separation, calculate the number of theoretical stages and the energy needs of said unit operation.
Know the basic design principles of chemical reactors
Ability to calculate the area of ¿¿heat transmission necessary for heating or cooling a given fluid, depending on the type of the exchanger and the direction of flow
Use the Fundamental Laws of Chemical Engineering to analyze Unit Operations or Chemical Industrial Processes
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Chemical Industry and chemical engineering
  • Unit 2: Basic operations of chemical processes
  • Unit 3: Classification of basic operations
  • Unit 4: Macroscopic balances of matter and energy
  • Unit 5: Introduction to fluid flow
  • Unit 6: Internal flow
  • Unit 7: Measurement of flows
  • Unit 8: Introduction to heat transmission
  • Unit 9: Convection heat transmission
  • Unit 10: Introduction to the transfer of matter
  • Unit 11: Intermittent contact between phases
  • Unit 12: Chemical reactors
7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology

All training activities will be recoverable, in other words, there must be an alternative evaluation test that allows to reassess the acquisition of the same skills in the ordinary, extraordinary and special call for completion. If exceptionally, the evaluation of any of the training activities cannot be recovered, it must be specified in the description and be expressly authorized by the department.

Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures CB03 CB05 E01 E04 E09 E10 E11 G02 G03 1.1 27.5 Y N
Class Attendance (practical) [ON-SITE] Practical or hands-on activities CB03 CB05 E04 E09 E11 G02 G03 T07 0.6 15 Y Y
Group tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] Guided or supervised work CB03 CB05 G02 G03 T07 0.1 2.5 Y N
Final test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests CB03 CB05 E01 E04 E09 E11 G02 G03 0.3 7.5 Y Y
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Project/Problem Based Learning (PBL) CB03 CB05 E01 E11 G02 G03 T06 0.2 5 Y N
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study CB03 CB05 E01 E04 E09 E10 E11 G03 T06 1.4 35 Y N
Other off-site activity [OFF-SITE] Self-study CB03 CB05 E11 G02 G03 T06 T10 2.3 57.5 Y N
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.3 Total class time hours: 57.5
Total credits of out of class work: 3.7 Total hours of out of class work: 92.5

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Final test 80.00% 80.00% Written test of theory and problems.
Laboratory sessions 20.00% 20.00% The qualification of this secction comprises both the elaboration of the workbook of practices and of a specific examination of the practices.
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 6 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 13.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    The test will consist of two parts. One of theory and another of problems. The minimum note to make average in each of them is 4.0. To pass the subject it is necessay that the Laboratory part is passed (note exceeding 5.0 points).
    To make media with the part of practices and seminars, it is necessary to have at least a 4.5 of average in the exams ordinary or extraordinary.

    The minimum note to pass the subject is a 5.
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    Evaluation criteria not defined

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
Evaluation criteria not defined
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
Evaluation criteria not defined
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours

10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
Calleja G; García F.; Iglesias J; de Lucas A.; Rodríguez J.M., Nueva Introducción a la Ingeniería Química Madrid Síntesis, 978-84-9077-39 2016  
Calleja, G; García F.; de Lucas A.; Rodríguez J.M. Introducción a la Ingeniería Química Madrid Síntesis 84-7738-664-1 1999 Libro de consulta con ejercicios resueltos de la mayoría de los Temas que se ven en la Asignatura.  
Costa Novella, E Ingeniería Química Alhambra 84-205-0989-2 1983 Ficha de la biblioteca
Costa, J.Cervera Cunill, F.; Esplugas S.; Mans C.; Mata J. Curso de Ingeniería Química: Introducción a los procesos. Barcelona REverté 84-291-7126-6 2002  
Coulson J.M. Chemical Engineering (v 5) Butterworth-Heinemann 0-7506-2612-7 2003  
Coulson J.M. Ingeniería Química. Tomo II: Unidades SI, operaciones básicas Reverté 978-84-291-7136-5 2003  
Coulson JM. Ingeniería Química. Tomo I: Unidades SI, flujo de fluidos REverté 978-84-291-7135-8 2008 Ficha de la biblioteca
Darby R. Chemical Engineering fluids mechanics Marcel Dekker 0-8247-9628-4 1996 Ficha de la biblioteca
Felder R.; Rousseau R.W. Elementary priciples of Chemical processess New York John Wiley and sons 0-471-53478-1 1999 Ficha de la biblioteca
Henley E.J. Cálculo de balances de maetria y energía: (métodos manuales) Reverté 84-291-7228-9 1993  
Henley E.J. Operaciones de separación por etapas de equilibrio en Ingeniería Química Reverté 84-291-7908-9 2003  
Himmerblau D.M. Principios básicos y cálculos en Ingeniería Química Prentice-Hall Hispanoamérica 968-880-802-4 1997 Ficha de la biblioteca

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