Chemical Reaction Engineering
Course Content and Outline
Introduction to Chemical Kinetics and Chemical Reaction Engineering
- An explanation of what the course is all about, the distinction between conventional Reaction Kinetics and Reaction Engineering.
- Knowledge and information for the course.
- Reaction rates, chemical identity of species (and loss by different methods), mechanism of reaction, order of reaction and molecularity.
- Classification of reactions based on phases.
Applications of chemical equilibrium in chemical reactor analysis.
- Introduce the concepts of elementary and non-elementary reactions.
- Reaction stoichiometry.
- Law of Mass Action.
- The link between kinetics and thermodynamics.
The general mole balance equation and its application to different reactors
- Derivation of the equation
- Introduction to chemical reactors, conversion in reactor and reactor arrangement.
- Relative rates of reaction
- Mole balances for different reactors.
Rate Laws and Stoichiometry
- Power Law model for rate laws.
- Stoichiometric tables for different reactors and reacting systems.
- Chemical Reaction Engineering (CRE) algorithm.
- Typical examples of problem solution using algorithm.
Collection and Analysis of reaction rate data
- Reactors for kinetic experiments
- Methods of collecting and analysing reaction rate data (integral, differential, initial rates, half-life and least squares analysis).
Introduction to reactor design
- Concept of reactor design, design parameters.
- Design for different reactors.
- Multiple reactor systems.
Mode of Delivery:
Lectures, assignments and tests.