CL3030 - Reactor Design
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Engineering
Introduction to reaction kinetics and mechanisms. Analysis of rate data and formulation
of rate equations and reaction mechanisms. Fundamentals of ideal reactor behaviour.
Design of batch, completely mixed and plug flow reactors for single and multiple reactions.
Multiple and Recycle reactors. Temperature and pressure effects, adiabatic and non-adiabatic
reactions, thermal stability of reactors. Simultaneous mass and energy balances in
design of homogenous reactions. Residence time distribution. Modelling of non-ideal
reactor behaviour. Heat and mass transfer effects in heterogeneous reactions, catalytic
solid-fluid reactions, diffusion and reaction in porous catalysts.
- the ability to collect and analyse raw kinetic data and determine the rate law;
- a good understanding of the theory and fundamentals governing chemical reaction processes
and transport phenomena occurring within reactors;
- the ability to apply this knowledge to reactor design;
- the ability to communicate effectively in all aspects of reaction engineering via
assignments and reports.
||CL2501 AND MA2000
Study Period 1,
|Census Date 22-Mar-2012
||Dr Phil Schneider.
- 65 hours - Lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, practicals, site visits and/or seminars. Refer
to Subject Outline for details.
||end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (30% - 50%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest