Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Chemical engineering of heterogenous reactions

ChE-403

Lecturer(s) :

Luterbacher Jeremy

Language:

English

Summary

The theoretical background and practical aspects of heterogeneous reactions including the basic knowledge of heterogeneous catalysis are introduced. The fundamentals are given to allow for the use of chemical reactors to study reaction kinetics and test various mechanistic assumptions.

Content

1. Introduction and review

2. Non-ideal flow in reactors

3. Heterogeneous catalysis

4. Effects of transport limitations on rates of solid-catalyzed chemical reactions

5. Microkinetic analysis of catalytic reactions

Keywords

Reactor design, non-ideal reactors, heterogeneous catalysis, residence time distribution, transport limited reactions and microkinetic analysis.

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Module 'Chemical Engineering' in Bachelor cycle

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Assessment methods

Two written controls during the semester; each control is based on the assessment via 100 points, totally 200 points; the final grade is calculated as: (total pointsx5 /200 +1); the threshold is 111.

For example: (111x5/200+1' 4.0)

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Deux contrôles écrites pendant le semestre; chaque contrôle est basé sur l'évaluation par 100 points, totalement 200 points; la note finale est calculée comme la suite: (points x 5 /200+1);

par exemple : (111x5/200+1' 4.0)

Resources

Bibliography

The book for the class will be: Fundamentals of Chemical Reaction Engineering, Frist Ed., by Davis and Davis, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2003.

The book is available for free at the following website: http://authors.library.caltech.edu/25070/

Ressources en bibliothèque
Websites

In the programs

  • Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, 2017-2018, Master semester 1
    • Semester
      Fall
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Chemical engineering of heterogenous reactions
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, 2017-2018, Master semester 3
    • Semester
      Fall
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Chemical engineering of heterogenous reactions
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Energy minor, 2017-2018, Autumn semester
    • Semester
      Fall
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Chemical engineering of heterogenous reactions
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

MoTuWeThFr
8-9
9-10
10-11
11-12
12-13
13-14 MED 0 1418
14-15
15-16 MED 0 1418
16-17
17-18
18-19
19-20
20-21
21-22
Lecture
Exercise, TP
Project, other

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