CHE5174 - Synthesis of reactor-separation systems
6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Engineering
Leader(s): A Hoadley
Choice of reactor: reaction paths; types of reaction systems; conversion, selectivity and reactor yield; simultaneous reaction and separation: Modelling of and design for multiphase reactors. Choice of separator: separation of heterogeneous and homogeneous mixtures. Design and optimisation of distillation columns: Short-cut methods; reflux ratio and feed conditions. Synthesis of reaction-separation systems; Generating alternative flowsheets; recycle structure. Reactive distillation: Shifting equilibrium; Damkohler number. Economic trade-offs: Evaluating alternative flow sheets; optimisation of reactor conversion and selectivity.
26 hours lectures and practice classes