Module Title:   Reaction Engineering

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG3101M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   PI - Engineering: Mechanics & Manufacturing (MDIS) (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr H Arellano-Garcia

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   ENG1096M

Corequisite(s):   None

This module will teach the students the fundamentals of Reaction Engineering, in particular Reactor Design. A background knowledge in chemical kinetics and chemical thermodynamics is required.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lectures, directed study, simulation software on PCs. Learning outcomes assessed by formal examination and coursework.

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   62.50           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   1.50           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Apply mass and energy balances to chemical reactions. Use chemical thermodynamics to define problems. Acquire kinetic data from literature and laboratory. Interpret such data.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Carry out simulations of chemical reactions to help in the design of more sustainable products; design, optimise and operate reactors safely

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Solve problems when chemical change is present. Present clear design procedures for a given reactor problem.

  Coursework   30%
  Report on reactor design (<750 words)
  Examination - closed book 1.50 70%
  Examination - closed book. Final Assessment
  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
  Supplementary - closed book exam

Outline Syllabus:
Chemical Kinetics: rate equations and reaction rate constant; activation energy, its determination and interpretation; Arrhenius law; reaction kinetics of complex heterogeneous reactions; consecutive and competing reactions and rate determining steps; catalysis

Reactors: Modelling of basic reactor types; derivation of mass and energy equations for batch, tubular and continuous flow stirred tank reactors under isothermal and non-isothermal conditions; heterogeneous reactors including vapour phase catalytic reactors, reactors in series; transient operations of continuous stirred tank reactors; non-ideal flow behaviour; resident time distributions and their interactions with reaction kinetics; tracer response.

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