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KBT115 - Advanced chemical reaction engineering
 
Syllabus adopted 2012-02-14 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPISC
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Chemical Engineering
Department: 21 - CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: B

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   26 Oct 2012 pm V,  18 Jan 2013 pm V

In programs

MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPSYS SYSTEMS, CONTROL AND MECHATRONICS, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:

Bitr professor  Derek Creaser


Course evaluation:

http://document.chalmers.se/doc/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000046276625


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Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Fundamental knowledge in Transport Processes and Chemical Reaction Engineering

Aim

The course introduces principles for the design and operation of multiphase reactors as well as reactor operating stability, dynamics and possiblities for operation with multiple steady states.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)


  • Understand the situations in which multiple steady states are possible for operation of reactors

  • Analyze the stability of steady states and the dynamic behaviour of a reactor of importance for control

  • Understand the interaction of reaction kinetics and transport limitations for various types of multiphase reactions

  • Comprehend the simplifications and applications of engineering models for transport in multiphase reactors compared to more rigorous models

  • Design and analyze the operation of a multiphase reactor at varying levels of detail

Content

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.

Organisation

Course participants shall undertake reactor simulation projects aimed at for example comparing different reactor designs or determining a range of critical operating conditions for a reactor process. The project will include a written report and oral presentation involving a critical analysis of the model used and results. Lectures will introduce some universal concepts of the course to the students. Assignments will train course participants in the application of the course concepts to the solution of problems.

Literature

Will be specified upon start of course.

Examination

Satisfactory completion of the assignments, project and comprehension exam are required for a passing grade. A higher grade can be obtained based on a written/oral exam and provided that the assignments and project are above average.


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