Chemical reactors

NAME OF THE COURSE Chemical reactors

Code

KTL204

Year of study

2.

Course teacher

Assoc Prof Sandra Svilović

Credits (ECTS)

5.0

Associate teachers

Type of instruction (number of hours)

P S V T

30

0

15

0

Status of the course

Mandatory

Percentage of application of e-learning

0 %

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Course objectives

Students will be acquainted with the basic knowledge in the field of chemical reaction engineering and different types of chemical reactors as well as basic knowledge of software Mathcad and kinetic of homogenous and heterogeneous reaction in 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 become familiarized with:
- definition of reactor
- definition of the rate of reaction, the reaction order, the reaction rate constant
- the differences between kinetics in homogenous and heterogeneous systems, definition of the slowest step in the process
- characteristics of the basic types of the reactors
- types of multiphase reactors
- application and types of experimental catalytic reactors

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

1st week: introduction, reactor as a processing unit in a technological process
2nd week: classification and characteristics of main types of reactors
3rd and 4th week: kinetics of chemical reactions in homogenous systems, the reaction order, the reaction rate constant
5th week: classification of chemical reactions, forward and reverse reaction
6th week: kinetics of chemical reactions in heterogeneous systems
7th week: ideal reactors, heat and mass balance for the basic types of chemical reactors
8th week: ideal batch reactor
9th week: partial knowledge test
10th week: ideal tubular reactor
11th week: ideal continuous-stirred tank reactor; CTSRs in series
12th week: catalysis and experimental catalytic reactors
13th week :multiphase reactors
14th week: reactors evaluation and ratings
15th week: microreactors
partial knowledge test
Exercises: Mathcad basic - toolbars, calculator, graph, formatting, units, functions, method of least squares. Kinetics of homogenous reaction. Kinetics of heterogeneous reactions: influence of agitation speed on rate-controlling step, influence of particle size on rate-controlling step.

Format of instruction:

Student responsibilities

Regular attendance and active participation at lectures and exercises.

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

1.5

Research

0.0

Practical training

0.0

Experimental work

1.0

Report

0.0

 

 

Essay

0.0

Seminar essay

0.0

 

 

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. G. Fogler, Elements of, Chemical Reaction Analysis and Design, Prentice-Hall, Englewood, N.J.,2006.; S. Zrnčević, Kataliza i katalizatori, HINUS, Zagreb, 2005.

Quality assurance methods that ensure the acquisition of exit competences

- monitoring of students suggestions and reactions during semester
- students evaluation organized by University

Other (as the proposer wishes to add)