Pole tekstowe: Director 

prof. nzw. dr hab. inż.
Barbara TAL-FlGIEL
Pole tekstowe: ul. Warszawska 24, 31-155 Kraków
tel./fax: +48-12-628-20-39 
tel. 628-27-30 
e-mail: c-3@institute.pk.edu.pl

Instytut Inżynierii Chemicznej i Procesowej
Politechnika Krakowska


About chemical engineering - O inzynierii chemicznej (tekst polskojezyczny) (polish text)



The research activity of the Institute covers wide range of topics in chemical engineering. It serves with its expertise many branches of chemical and food industries. As environment pollution is a big problem in Poland, we also started a research programme in environment protection. Research work in the physical chemistry group is conducted into various aspects of solid state chemistry and catalysis as well as transition metal coordination chemistry. The Institute offers full time courses in chemical engineering leading to MEng degrees.



The Institute at present employs a total of 38 staff with six professors. It is organised into four research groups:


Chemical Reactors and Motion of Mass Kinetics                            (Head: Prof. Bolesław Tabiœ)

Fundamental Processes and Environmental Protection Apparatus    (Head: Prof. Janusz Magiera)

Separation of Mixtures and Process Thermodynamics                     (Head: Prof. Barbara Tal-Figiel)

The main research areas:

Chemical and Process Engineering

Theoretical and experimental work on hydrodynamics, heat and mass transfer in multi-phase systems, design and development guidelines for commercial application of apparatus for the separation of components in heterogeneous systems; research on new methods and novel technology of gas desulphurization, development of flue gas desulphurization methods; engineering of systems; mathematical modeling of chemical homo- and heterogeneous processes; theoretical studies on multiple steady states of autothermal systems.

a.       Multiphase flow and heat transfer (Prof. Janusz Magiera). Study and applications the unit operations for the environmental use. Renewable energy sources, economics, perspective, use of solar energy and design of apparatus for European climates, interpreted heat systems with heat pump, solar collectors and biomas kettle. Utilizing technology and installation for waste oils rerafination..

b.      Theory of chemical reactors (Prof. Bolesław Tabiœ). Theoretical investigation of chemically reacting systems with lumped and distributed state variables. Analysis and digital simulation of multiphase processes. Theoretical studies on fluidised bed reactors. Application of catastrophe theory and deterministic chaos theory to the analysis of non-linear phenomena in reacting systems.

c.       Adsorption engineering (Prof. Krzysztof Kupiec). Kinetics of adsorption, thermal effects of adsorption, adsorption-desorption cycles, pressure swing adsorption, dehydration of ethanol by PSA method.

d.      Multiphase flow and mass transfer (Prof. Barbara Tal-Figiel). Interfacial transport phenomena. Investigation and modeling of mass transfer and biotechnology processes. Non-conventional methods of mass transfer process intensification.

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