CHE3164 - Reaction engineering
6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Engineering
Leader(s): S Bhattacharya
This unit aims to develop a fundamental understanding of chemical reaction kinetics and reactor design, including:
- fundamentals of design of ideal reactors
- rate laws, collection and analysis of rate data, stoichiometry
- isothermal reactor design
- multiple reactions, reaction mechanisms and pathways
- an introduction to bio-reaction engineering
- non-isothermal reactor design
- catalysis and catalytic reactors.
The student is expected to:
- understand the importance of chemical kinetics and reactor design in chemical industry
- understand the fundamentals of chemical kinetics for complicated reactions
- understand the fundamentals of kinetics of catalytic reactions, including some biochemical reactions
- understand the fundamentals of reactor design
- apply advanced mathematics to complicated problems of reactor design
- analyse the behaviour of complicated reactors
- apply the fundamental principles of reaction engineering to a wide range of problems, eg in traditional petrochemical and chemical industry, in pharmaceutical industry, in energy industry, in environmental protection
- appreciate the roles of chemical engineers in society
- be confident in identifying new reaction engineering problems and formulating original solutions.
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component. Students faiing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 44% in the unit.
3 hours lectures, 3 hours practice sessions/laboratories and 6 hours of private study per week