Single-Course English 5 ECTS

Chemical Unit Operations Laboratory

Overall Course Objectives

To show the possibilities and limitations of the theory and achieve practical experience and improved understanding of the processes. This is performed by experiments in semitechnical and technical scale with process equipment, which is used in the chemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical industry.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply theory on practical experimental problems.
  • Analyse results and formulate conclusions concerning the quality and applicability of the results and to draw consequences for the process operation, plant design and functionality of the components.
  • Operate process units incl. data acquisition systems and measuring equipment in pilot scale size.
  • Explain the design of processes.
  • Recognize technical components on real life plants.
  • Identify and explain practical tasks concerning sampling and measuring techniques.

Course Content

Perform and report on 4 exercises within the following areas: Gas and liquid flow in pumps, pipes and fittings, flow through particle beds, flow of bulk solids, agitation and aeration, heat transmission, distillation, absorption, ion exchnage, extraction, filtration, membrane separation, centrifugation, drying, evaporation, crystallization, organic synthesis, high temperature technology and CIP-processes.
In the report special focus is on the engineering evaluation of the results.
All four exercise reports must be approved (grade min 2) to pass the course,

Recommended prerequisites

28020/28022/28025, Theoretical course in chemical unit operation/process technology is necessary in order to be able to complete the course.
Basic knowledge in inorganic, organic, analytical chemistry, physics, thermodynamics and matematics.

Teaching Method

Average of 2 days of and additional 30-40 hrs of home work each week in groups of 2-3 students.
In total 4 exercises including reports.


In case an exercise has been performed in another course it can not be selected for this course.

Limited number of seats

Maximum: 30.

Please be aware that this course has a limited number of seats available. If there are too many applicants, a pool will be created for the remainder of the qualified applicants, and they will be selected at random. You will be informed 8 days before the start of the course, whether you have been allocated a spot.

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3 weeks


Chemical Engineering


DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 28125
Course type Bachelor
Semester start Week 1
Semester end Week 35
Days Mon-fri 8:00-17:00

7.500,00 DKK

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