Chemical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with manufacture of products through chemical processes and the technologies of chemical production. This study field is based on combination of physical sciences, life sciences, mathematics and economics. Chemical engineering differs from chemistry because of focusing on large scales. This study field has two groups: the first group deals with chemical processes (design, manufacture and operation of plants and machinery), while the second group deals with new substances development. Graduates can work at various industries, especially oil and petrochemical industry, nuclear energy, food production, development of new sources of energy and medicine.
These seminars offer companies the opportunity to update their knowledge on the latest developments in research regarding the chemical characteristics of reaction processes for the industrial refinement of fossil fuels. The seminars encompass a wide range of petroleum engineering fundamentals, that are relevant to modern petroleum industry.
The challenge for biochemical engineers is to design compact and clean processes to efficiently separate instable products, such as recombinant proteins, from dilute complex fermentation broths to the required pharmaceutical degree of purity. Therefore, the quantitative systematic design of integrated downstream processes is the general theme of this Advanced Course. The aim of the course is to provide the tools for the participants to be able to quantitatively and systematically design an integrated downstream process.
This program centers around industrial fermentation, with examples of microbial, marine and mammalian cell platforms, and is flanked by overviews on upstream and downstream processing, as well as an economic analysis. The theory on biological fundamentals, transport in vessels, design and scale up/down will be extensively applied to a case study, presenting an actual bioprocess design question. There are several guest lecturers from leading universities and industries in the bioprocess field, providing latest insights in technology innovations, non-conventional feedstocks and new bio-product categories, complemented with views from the industrial practice.
The Battery Technology for Hybrid Electric Vehicles will cover basic electrochemistry that occurs in batteries. This course will provide an introduction to batteries that are used in energy storage devices in a wide variety of engineering devices.
On completion of the course the students should be able to acquire the knowledge about the chemistry of morphological parts of cereals, vegetables, fruits and berries and it‘s changes during processing and the influence on the quality of the end products. The knowledge about plant proteins and their properties should be acquired. The knowledge about carbohydrates: starch and non-starch polysaccharides should be known. The knowledge about lipids and lipid-soluble compounds should be acquired. The characteristics of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, pigments and phenolic compounds should be known. The knowledge about biological active compounds and anti-nutritional factors should be acquired.
The course consists of special topics in food chemistry and biochemistry, which are selected individually for each workshop.
The following problems are analyzed in the module: formal kinetics, kinetics and catalysis of complex chemical reactions; integration of differential kinetic equations; experimental methods of catalysis; thermodynamic and heat transfer parameters of chemical processes; processes of mass transfer in the flow of two phases, when chemical reaction go in different phases.
The module “Polymer complexes and their application” concerns formation, properties and applications of polymer complexes. The course will provide knowledge in classification of polymer complexes, intermolecular binding forces and principles of their control, cooperative phenomena in complexation processes as well as influence of macromolecular structure, nature of solvent and other properties of medium on the formation of interpolymer complexes. Moreover, the use of polyelectrolyte complexes in technological processes will be explored.
In a world with limited mineral oil resources and an environment that is under pressure due to rising temperatures, a transition to alternative energy sources is necessary.
The aim of this course is to provide a basic scientific and technological understanding of the production and behaviour of petroleum based fuels and lubricants. Some non-petroleum products used as alternative fuels and lubricants will also be included.
The aim of this course is to make the student aware of the methods of assessing risk and hazard and how they apply to the safety of weapons and explosives.