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Mechanical Process Engineering
Lecture Mechanical process engineering
Professor Prof. Neesse
Content An introduction will be given to the identification of chemical systems in MPE and basic mechanical operations and micro processes will be explained. Building on this, the focus will then be placed on physical material changes in life science technology. These include mechanical separation processes, environmental engineering, in particular air, water and soil pollution, and waste treatment. Another part of the module is devoted to mechanical downstream processing in biotechnology.
In the classes, students will work independently in small groups to develop special applications. In order to extend knowledge gained in the lecture, students will work on practical tasks and solutions for problems in the field of particle technology. In the practical course students will apply the theory they have learned to authentic problems. Students will also acquire skills, such as using a scientific approach, analyzing and interpreting data and writing a scientific report.
Aims of the lecture Students will be taught the basic theoretical principles in the lecture and these will then be applied in the classes and practical courses
Lecture Modeling of processes of solid - liquid separation
Professor Prof. Neesse
Content 1. Physical characteristics of phases to be separated - Granulometry
2. Classification and characteristics of mechanical phases of separation
3. Sieving processes
4. Sedimentation processes
5. Centrifuges, cyclones, hydrocyclones
6. Filtration processes; membrane separation
7. Combined methods of phase separation
Aims of the lecture Modeling of processes of solid - liquid separation provide the basis for many chemical and biological technologies. In view of this, the aim of this module is to teach students the theoretical fundamentals of these processes. On completion of the module, students will be able to understand and actively apply the basic principles of the physical processes and the functional principles of the apparatus used in these processes.

The fundamental mathematical models underlying these processes will be examined, along with the development and application of these models in special apparatus. Students will learn about modern methods of simulation of separation processes, as well as the design of apparatus and equipment including approaches from computer engineering. The main focus of this module is on problems in the fields of environmental engineering and biotechnology.
Lecture Planning and evaluation of experiments
Professor Prof. Neesse
Content 1. Basic mathematical principles of the planning of experiments
2. Organisational considerations in the planning of experiments
3. Fundametals of statistics
4. Typology of errors made in planning experiments
5. Characteristics of reliability in experiments
(confidence interval, variance ...)
6. Methods of experiment design and evaluation of results regarding the stochastic dependence (correlation analysis, method of least squares).
In addition to the teaching of theory, there will also be an opportunity for students to apply the theory in tasks in the classes and practical lab sessions.
Aims of the lecture Students will learn about the rational design of experiments that will also produce conclusive results, taking into account factors such as the economic use of manpower, the lowest use of material and energy, and the least amount of wear and tear of laboratory equipment.