Mass-Energy Balances

Environmental and Biological Engineering
5 ECTS; 2º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 TP


Basics of mathematics

Develop skills for the development of mass and energy calculations, which are crucial to the dimensioning and design of equipment; optimization and economic evaluation of processes; study and audit of industrial units.

1. Mass balances; Principles; Process variables; Mass balances with chemical reaction 2. Energy balances; Fundamentals, Energy balances with chemical reaction; Particular cases of mass and energy balances; Principles of integrated mass and energy; Introduction to mass and energy balances in staged processes; Computer-aided resolution.

Evaluation Methodology
Written open-book test.

- Himmelblau, D. (2004). Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering. New York: Prentice-Hall
- Felder, J. (2000). Chemical Processes Principles. London: Springer
- Pinho, H. (0). Documentos de apoio de BME. Acedido em 1 de janeiro de 2011 em

Method of interaction
Lectures involving presentation of key concepts. Practical lessons where autonomous problem solving is fostered.

Software used in class