Advanced chemical reaction engineering

  • Course code: FKBT135
  • Course higher education credits: 7.5
  • Department: CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
  • Graduate school: Chemical Engineering
  • Course is normally given: Every year, next occasion August 2016
  • Language: The course will be given in English
The course will begin with a review of fundamental concepts in chemical reaction engineering, i.e. mass and heat balances for ideal reactors. Special emphasis in the first part of the course will be given to heat effects on reactor operation on for example selectivity, autothermal operation, multiple steady-states and stability. The latter part of the course will concentrate on multiphase reactor design and operation and the interaction of reactions and transport limitations. Particular attention will be given to heterogeneous catalytic reactors with either a fixed or fluidized solid phase. Approaches for modelling the kinetics of heterogeneous catalytic reactions will also be covered.

Course participants shall complete assignments linked to the course material. A Project will be included which will consist of a literature survey and oral presentation dealing with a novel reactor design or specialized process application of a reactor system. Lectures will introduce some universal concepts of the course to the students.

Application information
Application is made by sending an email to Derek Creaser
Literature
Chemical Reactors: From Design to Operation, P. Trambouze, J.P. Euzen
Lecturers
Derek Creaser
More information
creaser@chalmers.se, phone: +46 31 772 30 23
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemical Reaction Engineering

 

Published: Fri 14 Dec 2012. Modified: Thu 20 Feb 2014