529-0632-00L  Homogeneous Reaction Engineering

Semester Autumn Semester 2016
Lecturers M. Morbidelli, T. Casalini
Periodicity yearly course
Language of instruction English


Abstract Kinetics 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.
Objective Provide to the students a complete methodology for the analysis and design of homogeneous reactors
Content Kinetic 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 notes Scripts are available on line on the web page of the Morbidelli group.
Literature H.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