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CHE5174 - Synthesis of reactor-separation systems

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader(s): A Hoadley


Clayton First semester 2009 (Off-campus)


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.


Examination: 90%
Assignment: 10%

Contact hours

26 hours lectures and practice classes

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