Chemical engineering

Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and IT to solve problems that involve the production or use of chemicals, fuels, food, pharmaceuticals and many other products from raw materials. They design, develop and run chemical manufacturing processes to produce food products, fuels, medicines, clean waste water and drinking water, and are involved in solving climate, energy and environmental related problems.

PAO Techniek en Management offers a series of courses in which you gain broad chemical knowledge. You can follow either one or more courses, depending on your own professional wishes. Course leader Johan Krop and his team of expert teachers will fully inform you in just a few days. The courses are meant for engineers, technologists and designers with a chemical, process, technological or mechanical background on bachelor or master level.

Basic principles of all courses are to develop critical thinking skills based on problem solving: analyzing, applying standards, discrimination, information seeking, logical reasoning, predicting and transforming knowledge. And to develop creative thinking skills by brainstorming and rich picture (mind mapping): what if…., so what….

The courses:
Physical Transfer Phenomena
Mixing & Stirring 
Reactor Science
Distillation and Gas absorption
Fluid Fluid Extraction / Fluid Gas Extraction
Membrane Separation
Crystallization, Fluid-Solid Separation (Sedimentation & Drying)

Below you find specific information on each course. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone +31 15 278 46 18 or e-mail

Chemical engineering consists of: