Massimo Morbidelli: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name Prof. Dr. Massimo Morbidelli
FieldChemische Reaktionstechnik
Address
Inst. f. Chemie- u. Bioing.wiss.
ETH Zürich, HCI F 129
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Award: The Golden Owl
Telephone+41 44 632 30 34
E-mailmassimo.morbidelli@chem.ethz.ch
DepartmentChemistry and Applied Biosciences
RelationshipProfessor Emeritus

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
529-0030-00LLaboratory Course: Elementary Chemical Techniques3 credits6PN. Kobert, M. Morbidelli, M. H. Schroth, B. Wehrli
AbstractThis practical course provides an introduction to elementary laboratory techniques.
The experiments cover a wide range of techniques, including analytical and synthetic techniques (e. g. investigation of soil and water samples or the preparation of simple compunds). Furthermore, the handling of gaseous substances is practised.
ObjectiveThis course is intended to provide an overview of experimental chemical methods.
The handling of chemicals and proper laboratory techniques represent the main
learning targets. Furthermore, the description and recording of laboratory processes is an essential part of this course.
ContentThe classification and analysis of natural and artificial compounds is a key subject of this
course. It provides an introduction to elementary laboratory techniques, and the experiments cover a wide range of analytic and synthetic tasks:
Selected samples (e.g. soil and water) will be analysed with various methods, such as titrations,
spectroscopy or ion chromatography. The chemistry of aqeous solutions (acid-base equilibria and solvatation or precipitation processes) is studied.
The synthesis of simple inorganic complexes or organic molecules is practised.
Furthermore, the preparation and handling of environmentally relevant gaseous species like carbon dioxide or nitrogen oxides is a central subject of the Praktikum.
Lecture notesThe script will be published on the web.
Details will be provided on the first day of the semester.
LiteratureA thorough study of all script materials is requested before the course starts.
529-0072-00LChemical Process Technology1 credit2SM. Morbidelli
AbstractThe course is constituted of a series of seminars on various topics of relevance in chemical engineering, with specific enphasis on those of direct interest in the research area of the group. Speakers are invited from various national and international institutions.
ObjectiveExpose the students to the most recent advances in the general area of chemical engineering.
ContentThe course is constituted of a series of seminars on various topics of relevance in chemical engineering, with specific enphasis on those of direct interest in the research area of the group. Speakers are invited from various national and international institutions.
Lecture notesWhen available, will be distributed at the end of the single seminar.
529-0615-00LPolymerization Reaction and Colloid Engineering7 credits3GM. Morbidelli, P. Arosio
AbstractPolymerization reactions and processes. Homogeneous and heterogeneous (emulsion) kinetics of free radical polymerization. Product characterization in terms of distributions of molecular weight, chain composition and chain sequences. Design of homo- and co-polymerization processes for specific product characteristics. Post treatment of polymer colloids. Kinetics and design of aggregation processes.
ObjectiveIntroduce the students to the design of polymerization reactors for the production of polymers with molecular characteristics suitably tuned for specific applications. This includes the post-treatment of polymer latexes and the analysis of their colloidal behavior.
ContentThe aim of the course is to provide the tools needed for the understanding of the fundamental processes and the design of the industrial units involved in the production of polymeric materials and in the post-treatment of polymer colloids. In particular, the following topics are discussed: Physico-chemical characterization of polymers and description of the polymerization processes. Kinetics of free-radical polymerization and use of population balance models. Production of homo- and co-polymers with controlled characteristics in terms of molecular weight distribution and chain composition distribution. Living polymerizations. Design of polymerization reactors and the thermal runaway problem. Kinetics and control of emulsion polymerization. The radical segregation problem. Surfactants and colloidal stability. Aggregation kinetics and aggregate structure in conditions of diffusion and reaction limited aggregation. The role of shear conditions on aggregation and breackage kinetics and on the aggregate structure. Modeling and design of colloid aggregation processes.
Lecture notesSkripts are available on the 'Polymerization Reaction and Colloid Engineering' web page of the Morbidelli-group, vide the given link for details.
LiteratureR.J. Hunter, Foundations of Colloid Science, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, 2001
D. Ramkrishna, Population Balances, Academic Press, 2000
529-0632-00LHomogeneous Reaction Engineering4 credits3GM. Morbidelli, T. Casalini
AbstractKinetics of homogeneous reactions. Ideal reactors: optimization of conversion and selectivity for complex kinetic networks. Thermal effects in chemical reactors. Residence time distribution. Analysis and design of real reactors. Fast reactions in turbulent flows. Sensitivity and stability of chemical reactors.
ObjectiveProvide to the students a complete methodology for the analysis and design of homogeneous reactors
ContentKinetic models for homogeneous reactions. Collection and analysis of experimental rate data. Isothermal ideal reactors. Complex reaction networks. Reactor design for conversion and selectivity optimization. Adiabatic and non-isothermal reactors. Temperature effect on reversible reactions. Residence time distribution in chemical reactors. Role of mixing in turbolent reacting systems. Design of real reactors. Parametric sensitivity and stability in chemical reactors.
Lecture notesScripts are available on line on the web page of the Morbidelli group.
LiteratureH.S. Fogler, Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, Prentice Hall, 3rd edition, 1999
O. Levenspiel, Chemical Reaction Engineering, John Wiley, 3rd edition, 1999
J. Baldyga and J.R. Bourne, Turbulent Mixing and Chemical Reactions, John Wiley, 1999
A. Varma, M. Morbidelli and H. Wu, Parametric Sensitivity in Chemical Systems, Cambridge University Press, 1999
A. Varma and M. Morbidelli, Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering, Oxford University Press, 1997
529-0637-00LChemical Engineering Laboratory II Restricted registration - show details 8 credits8PM. Morbidelli, K. Hungerbühler, N. Kobert, F. C. I. Meemken
AbstractIntroduction to the main specific areas in chemical and biochemical engineering. The students sharpen their laboratory skills and learn to plan and perform problem-oriented experiments and to analyse, interpret and present the results.
ObjectiveIntroduction to the main specific areas in chemical and biochemical engineering. the students sharpen their laborarory skills and learn combined techniques to plan and perform problem-oriented experiments and to analyse, interpret and present the results.
ContentTeams of two students will conduct four or five experiments from the following areas: reactor stability, characterization of multiphase reactors, heterogeneous gas phase catalysis, polymer reaction engineering, process control and automation, safety and ecological analysis.
529-0639-01LChemical Engineering Laboratory I6 credits8PM. Morbidelli, N. Kobert
AbstractIntroduction to various tools of chemical engineering techniques with reference to the lectures. In groups of two, students will conduct experiments in the following areas: thermodynamics and phase equilibria including electrochemistry, transport phenomena, kinetics and selectivity of complex reactions, characterisation of ideal and real reactors.
ObjectiveIntroduction to various tools of chemical engineering techniques with reference to the running lectures.
ContentIn groups of two, students will conduct selected experiments in the following areas: thermodynamics and phase equilibria including electrochemistry, transport phenomena, kinetics and selectivity of complex reactions, characterisation of ideal and real reactors.