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 em1 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