We are going to learn some advanced topics in reaction engineering are part of this particular course. You have already learned basic aspects of reaction engineering, where we talk about what is reaction kinetics; what is its role in reactor design or simulations. Then, how to come up with a rate law base on the laboratory data that is given? What are the effects of heat transfer? Like for example, like the reaction exothermic or endothermic. So, how the temperature would change and accordingly how the reactor design will get affected. So, many basic aspects of reaction engineering that we have learned in the first part of this course.
This is a typical second course in the subject of chemical reaction engineering with an emphasis on heterogeneous reaction engineering and nonideal reactors. Catalysis, mechanistic treatment of rate forms and the practical issues of transport limitations, leading finally to design considerations, form the first part. Kinetics and design of reactors for noncatalytic gas-liquid and fluid-solid reactions follows, and the last part of the course deals with the subject of residence time distributions, and how they can be used to characterize and design non-ideal reactors. The course thus consists of the following modules:
- Catalysis and Kinetics of heterogeneous catalytic reactions
- Transport effects in catalytic reactors (External and pore diffusion)
- Catalytic reactor design
- Multiphase reactors (gas-liquid and fluid-solid reactions)
- Residence time distributions and nonideal reactors
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