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Course unit
INL1000869, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
IN0510, Degree course structure A.Y. 2012/13, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge MONICA GIOMO ING-IND/24

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/24 Principles of Chemical Engineering 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2012 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
10 2019 01/10/2019 15/03/2021 GIOMO MONICA (Presidente)
CANU PAOLO (Membro Effettivo)
9 2018 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 GIOMO MONICA (Presidente)
CANU PAOLO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: The student has to own the knowledge about mathematics and chemistry. In particular the student should be able to solve exercises related to: calculation of derivatives and integrals, study of systems of linear equations.
Target skills and knowledge: To understand the fundamental concepts of mass conservation balances, to be able to translate physical phenomena into mathematical terms and to appreciate the reasons for having to resort to semi-empiricism in order to quantify complex problems in mass transfer.
Examination methods: The exam includes a mandatory written test and an optional oral test. The written exam requires to solve three numerical exercises in 2 hours (the use of a pocket calculator will be permitted during examination; books, notes, other material containing information pertaining to the examination, should be left with other personal belongings, away from the desk area).
The optional oral exam can only be taken by students who have obtained a score of 25/30 or more in the written test.
The oral test starts from a discussion of the written exam and includes one or two questions to discuss topics on the entire course syllabus; it lasts about 30 min. The two tests contribute to the final grade.
Assessment criteria: Written exam:
- correctness of the calculation methodology and the final solution;
- rigor and synthesis in the presentation of the results;
- order and readability of the elaborate and the graphs.
Oral exam:
- knowledge and understanding of the topics covered in the course;
- ability to analyze and solve practical examples with the methods set out during the course, demonstrating reasoning skills in discussing results with clarity and appropriate use of technical terminology.
Course unit contents: Transport processes: the similarities among momentum, heat and mass transfer. Mass transfer at the macroscpic level : macroscopic balances for isothermal batch, semi-batch and flow systems; recycle. Mass transfer at the microscopic level : diffusivity and the mechanisms of mass transport; equations of change for multicomponent systems; dispersion. Elementary topics in chemical reactor design: reaction rate,order of reaction, the continuity equation for ideal reactors (batch, CSTR, PFR). Interphase transport in mixtures: phase equilibria, transfer coefficients, separation processes (absorption, adsorption).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Learning activities consist of frontal lectures, both for the theoretical part and for the application of the theory to practical cases and exercises .
The main tools used by the teacher will be: projection of digital notes (power point), available on the web and blackboard.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Notes from lectures, available on web.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Bird, R. Byron; Stewart, Warren E., Transport phenomena. New York: Wiley, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Saez, A. Eduardo; Baygents, James C., Environmental transport phenomena. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Buso, Anselmo; Giomo, Monica, Bilanci macroscopici di materia quantità di moto ed energia meccanicaesempi di applicazione. Padova: Libreria Progetto, 2016.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Problem based learning
  • Working in group
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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