Credit Points: 4.0.
The aim of this course is to introducethe field of chemical and biochemical engineering, and to provide basic tools to those who study this field. The coverd topics include: the chemical industry in Israel, an introduction to biotechnology and to the production of bio-chemicals. Accuracy anf units. Non-dimensional numbers, ideal/nonideal gases, Liquid/gas phase equilibrium, the phase rule, and steam tables. Material balances: steady state material balances, without and with chemical reactions, material balances with recycle and bypass. Energy balances: the general energy balance equation, heat and work, steady state energy balances. Energy balances with chemical reactions, simultaneous material and energy balances. Non-steady state material and energy balances.