Principles of Chemical Processes |Material and Energy Balance|

Core Course for many Chemical Courses that Allow Students to Solve Material & Energy Balance and Pressure Calculations.

What you'll learn

  • Know how to use Flow Chart Streams and Flow Chart Scaling for the Calculation of Material Balance.
  • Extent of Reaction and the Calculation of Extent of Reaction for Multiple Reactions.
  • Calculation of Balances on Molecular & Atomic Species
  • Understand about the Energy Balance on Open & Closed Systems
  • On completion of the course, students will be able to apply mass balance equation for different systems and can solve numericals based on mass transfer.
  • On completion of the course, students will be able to apply thermal energy balance equation for different systems and can solve numericals on Energy Transfer
  • On completion of the course, students will be able to calculate fluid pressure.
  • Learn the common processes in Chemical Engineering industry and process variables and how to calculate them.
  • Will Understand about Pressure (Fluid Pressure and Hydrostatic head) and types of pressure and way to measure Fluid Pressure Measurement by Monometer.
  • Get the knowledge about Ideal Gas and the Laws of Gases.
  • Able to understand Law of Conservation of mass and know how to apply it on Different Systems.
  • Will Understand about Pressure and Pressure Scales and the Conversion Factor and the Measurement of Pressure.
  • Learn what system energy is and perform energy balance calculation.
  • Know how to Use Differential & Integral Balances for Material Balance.
  • Learn how to perform material balance and energy balance on Reactive Processes.


About this Course

Principle of Chemical Processes (PCP) is the fundamental course for Chemical Engineering students for other subjects such as Thermodynamics, Separation Processes, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Transport. Basically, the whole Chemical engineer career is based on the Principle of Chemical Processes. This course integrates chemistry(general chemistry, some organic chemistry, and physical chemistry), physics, maths (mostly simple algebra, some calculus).

Course Content

  • Composition of Mixtures

 Molecular Weight & Mole and the Conversion between Mass & Moles

 Mass & Mole Fraction, Conversion from a Composition by Mass to Molar Composition


  • Pressure

 Introduction of Pressure and Pressure Scales (Atmospheric, Gauge, Vacuum, Absolute)

 Conversion Factors of Pressure

 Fluid Pressure Measurement

  • Ideal Gases & Gas Laws

 Ideal Gases & Equation of State, Standard Temperature & Pressure, Problems

 Ideal Gas Mixtures, Vapor-Liquid Equilibria for Multi-Component System

 Henry’Law, Raoult’s Law, Antoine Equation, Dalton’s Law

  • Fundamentals of Material Balances

 Introduction, Chemical Processes Classification, Steady & Unsteady State, Balance Equation

 Differential and Integral Balances on Chemical Processes

 Differential Process to Perform Material Balance

 Flow Chart Streams and calculation of Flow Chart Stream Balance

 Flow Chart Scaling and their Calculation

  • Balances on Reactive Systems

 Balances on Reactive Systems, Limiting & Excess Reactants

 Extent of Reaction and the Calculation of Extent of Reaction

 Multiple Reactions, Yield & Selectivity2

 Extent of Reaction for Multiple Reactions with Calculation

 Balances on Molecular & Atomic Species

 Degree of Freedom Analysis on Reactive Balances

  • Energy Balance

 First Law of Thermodynamics, Forms of Energy (Kinetic, Molecular, Internal)

 Energy Balances on Closed Systems

 Specific Properties & Enthalpy


Requirements for the course

  • High School Knowledge of Chemistry

Who this course is for

  • This Course is for Students on the relevant fields (Chemical, Mechanical, Process engineering).
  • Chemical Engineers refreshing their Mass and Energy Transfer.
  • Teachers / Professors requiring extra knowledge on Mass & Energy Transfer.


15.5 hours on-demand video

23 downloadable resources

Full lifetime access

Access on mobile and TV

Certificate of completion