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529-0632-00L  Homogeneous Reaction Engineering

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersM. Morbidelli, T. Casalini
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

Catalogue data

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

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
In examination block forBachelor's Programme in Chemical Engineering 2006; Version 27.03.2018 (Examination Block Reaction Eng. and Modelling)
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersM. Morbidelli, T. Casalini
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationThe exam may start with a discussion of the exercises treated during the semester.
Sprache der Leistungskontrolle: Deutsch oder Englisch
Language German or English
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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529-0632-00 GHomogeneous Reaction Engineering3 hrs
Tue10-12HCI H 8.1 »
Wed13-14HCI D 2 »
M. Morbidelli, T. Casalini


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Chemical Engineering BachelorExamination Block Reaction Engineering and ModellingOInformation