Chemical Reactors

NAME OF THE COURSE Chemical Reactors

Code

KTB106

Year of study

1.

Course teacher

Assoc Prof Sandra Svilović

Credits (ECTS)

5.0

Associate teachers

Type of instruction (number of hours)

P S V T

30

15

15

0

Status of the course

Mandatory

Percentage of application of e-learning

0 %

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Course objectives

Students will be acquainted with the knowledge in the field of chemical reaction engineering especially different types of chemical reactors.

Course enrolment requirements and entry competences required for the course

 

Learning outcomes expected at the level of the course (4 to 10 learning outcomes)

After completing the course, the student will be able to:
- describe the steps in heterogeneous reactions
- describe various types of bioreactors
- discuss how one goes form a region mass transfer limitation to reaction limitation
- describe various types of multiphase reactors and their application
- determine the reaction order and specific reaction rate from experimental data obtained from reactors using linear and nonlinear regression.
- compare kinetic models and to choose the best fit model for kinetic experiment data

Course content broken down in detail by weekly class schedule (syllabus)

1st week: Introduction, reactor as a processing unit in a technological process. Living example problems
2nd week: Heterogeneous chemical reactions. Determination of rate-controlling step. Kinetics of heterogeneous (gas -liquid) reactions. Examples on seminars
3rd week: Kinetics of heterogeneous catalytic reaction. Experimental catalytic reactors. Examples on seminars
4th week: Biological reaction fundamentals.
5th week: Biocatalysts. Bioreactors for microbial cell culture.
6th and 7th week: Bioreactors for plant and animal cell and tissue culture. Enzyme bioreactors.
8th and 9th week: Adiabatic operation of a batch reactor. Examples on seminars. Partial knowledge test
10th week: Continuous stirred tank reactor in series; CTRS in parallel. Mixing in CST and batch reactors. Heat transport in CST and batch reactors. Examples on seminars. Sterilization.
11th week: Combinations of CSTRs and PFRs in series. Examples on seminars..
12th week: Tubular reactors- 1D and 2D models for homogenous reactions. Material balances. Model for axial dispersion, model for laminar flow
13th week: Tubular reactors- 1D and 2D models for heterogeneous reactions.
14th week: Multiphase reactors
15th week: Microreactors. Reactors evaluation and ratings
Partial knowledge test
Exercises: Kinetics of homogenous reaction. Kinetics of heterogeneous reactions: influence of agitation speed on rate-controlling step, influence of particle size on rate-controlling step. Determination of the reaction order and specific reaction rate from experimental data obtained from batch reactor using linear and nonlinear regression (Mathcad).

Format of instruction:

Student responsibilities

 

Screening student work (name the proportion of ECTS credits for eachactivity so that the total number of ECTS credits is equal to the ECTS value of the course):

Class attendance

0.5

Research

0.0

Practical training

0.0

Experimental work

1.0

Report

0.5

 

 

Essay

0.0

Seminar essay

0.5

 

 

Tests

1.0

Oral exam

0.5

 

 

Written exam

1.0

Project

0.0

 

 

Grading and evaluating student work in class and at the final exam

A student can pass a part or the entire exam by taking two partial tests during the semester. Students who do not pass the partial exams have to take an exam in the regular examination term. During the examination terms students take written and oral exam.
Scoring: <55% insufficient;55-66% sufficient (2); 67-79% good (3); 80-92% very good (4); 93-100% excellent (5)

Required literature (available in the library and via other media)

Title

Number of copies in the library

Availability via other media

Z. Gomzi, Kemijski reaktori, HINUS, Zagreb, 1998.

10

S. G. Fogler, Elements of, Chemical Reaction Analysis and Design, Prentice-Hall, Englewood, N.J.,2006

1

Optional literature (at the time of submission of study programme proposal)

S. Zrnčević, Kataliza i katalizatori, HINUS, Zagreb, 2005.

Quality assurance methods that ensure the acquisition of exit competences

Quality assurance will be performed at three levels:
(1) University Level;
(2) Faculty Level by Quality Control Committee;
(3) Lecturer’s Level.

Other (as the proposer wishes to add)