Undergraduate Course: Chemical Reaction Engineering 4 (CHEE10008)
||School of Engineering
||College of Science and Engineering
||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area
||Other subject area
||Taught in Gaelic?
||The course will cover 4 topics:
1) G/L reactions i.e. Absorption with reaction: kinetics and mass transfer, resistances and location of reaction, overall rate quantification, reactor choice, balance equations, reactor design. Extension for 3 phase reactions.
2) Nonideal flow in reactors. Residence time distributions for reactors, diagnosing nonideal flow from experimental RTD, quantifying conversion in nonideal reactors, dispersion.
3) Fluid-solid reactions: Uniform conversion, shrinking core, shrinking particle models and consideration of reaction and mass transfer and controlling mechanism. Time for complete conversion calculations. Reactor design implications, including fluidised bed (FB) reactors.
4) Catalytic fluid-solid reactions: catalyst types, kinetics and LHHW models. Catalytic reactors esp packed bed, but also CSTR and FB. Intrapellet and external heat and mass transfer. Thiele and Weisz moduli and effectiveness factors (incl nonisothermal). Reactor design, esp of single or staged packed bed reactors and interstage heat transfer; optimum temperature profiles, reactor choices and operating choices.
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Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2010/11 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1)
||WebCT enabled: Yes
|King's Buildings||Lecture||1-11|| 10:00 - 10:50|
|King's Buildings||Lecture||1-11|| 09:00 - 09:50|
|King's Buildings||Tutorial||1-11|| 10:00 - 10:50|
||Week 1, Monday, 10:00 - 10:50, Zone: King's Buildings. Classroom 4, Hudson Beare Building |
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00||16 sides / 2 x graph|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00||16 sides / 2 x graph|
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|Students should be able to:
1) Describe the mass& heat transfer and reaction phenomena occurring in heterogeneous reactions and model these.
2) Make informed choices of reactor types for heterogeneous reactions
3) Write and simplify appropriately the overall rate and balance equations for multiphase reactions
4) Design reactors for heterogeneous reactions and optimise operating conditions
5) Use RTD methods to diagnose nonideal flows in reactors and calculate conversions in nonideal reactors.
|Two hour written examination at the end of the academic year.
||Dr Gail Duursma
Tel: (0131 6)50 4868
||Mrs Kim Orsi
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
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