05440884 Introduction to chemical reactor engineering
Pre-courses: Principles of chemical engineering 1,
Thermodynamics 1, fundamentals of chemistry.
Lecturer: Prof. Yaron Paz, Office: 224, phone: 8292486,
Consultation hours: TBA
Teaching assistant: Mr. Zach Shidlovsky, Office: 222, phone: 8292118
Homework grading: Ms. Shoval Gilboa, Office: 223, phone: 8292684
Final exam (90%), Homework (10%)
Homework is submitted by permanent groups of two students.
All homework assignments have to be submitted. Up to 3 homework assignments may be submitted post-deadline. These 0-3 exercises will not be taken into account in calculating the homework grade.
The lecturer keeps the right to give 1-5 bonus points to specific students for active and positive involvement in class
Aims of 05440884
- Understanding chemical kinetics theory
- Obtaining fundamental skills to design homogeneous chemical reactors operating isothermally
- Laboratory scale view:
- The fundamental reaction rate equation, equilibrium, temperature dependence
- Rate equations: elementary reactions, multi-step reactions, chain reactions, explosion reactions, polymerization reactions.
- Catalysis: homogeneous catalysis, enzymatic reactions, heterogeneous reactions and adsorption isotherms.
- Molecular scale view:
- The kinetic theory of gases
- Collisions and reaction rates
- The activated complex theory
- Industrial scale view:
- Ideal isothermal reactors: batch reactor, continuously stirred reactor (CSTR), plug flow reactor (PFR), recycling PFR
- Physical Chemistry – Atkins, 5th ed.
- Atkin’s Physical Chemistry – P. Atkins & J. de Paula, 7th ed.
- Physical Chemistry, G. W. Castellan, 3rd ed.
- C. G. Hill, “An Introduction to Chemical Engineering Kinetics & Reactor design”.
- H.S. Fogler, “ Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering”
In the notes of this course:
( ) represents “of” as in G=f(x)
[ ] represents mathematical brackets or concentrations.