ChE-403 / 4 crédits

Enseignant: Renken Albert

Langue: Anglais


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 the design of multiphase chemical reactors.

Content

Keywords

 

Reactor design, non-ideal reactors, heterogeneous catalysis, residence time distribution, mixing, transport phenomena in heterogeneous fluid/solid and fluid/fluid reactions

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Module "Chemical Engineering" in Bachelor cycle

  • CH-310  Dynamics and kinetics
  • ChE-330 Fluid mechanics and transport phenomena
  • ChE-340The engineering of chemical reactions

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Develop kinetic models describing heterogeneous catalytic reactions
  • Assess / Evaluate kinetic parameters
  • Estimate the influence and importance of transport phenomena on selectivity and yield
  • Estimate the impact of non-ideal behavior of chemical reactors
  • Design heterogeneous catalytic reactors

Assessment methods

Final written examination (100%)

Resources

Bibliography

-   Fundamentals of Chemical Reaction Engineering, by M.E. Davis and R.J Davis, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2003. The book is available for free at the following website: http://authors.library.caltech.edu/25070/

-  Microstructured Devices for Chemical Prodessing, by M. Kashid, A. Renken, L. Kiwi-Minsker, Wiley-VCH, 2015. The book is available on-line at the EPFL library.

-  Concepts of Modern Catalysis and Kinetics, by I. Chorkendorff, J.W. Niemantsverdriet, Wiley-VCH, 3rd ed, 2017. The book is available on-line at the EPFL library

-. Kinetics of Heterogeneous Catalytic Reactions, by M. Boudart, G. Djega-Mariadessou, Princeton University Press, 1984

-  VDI Heat Atlas, VDI e.V., 2nd ed. 2010. The book is available on-line at the EPFL library.

 

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    Dans les plans d'études

    • Semestre: Automne
    • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
    • Matière examinée: Heterogeneous reaction engineering
    • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
    • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
    • Type: obligatoire
    • Semestre: Automne
    • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
    • Matière examinée: Heterogeneous reaction engineering
    • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
    • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
    • Type: obligatoire
    • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
    • Matière examinée: Heterogeneous reaction engineering
    • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
    • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
    • Type: optionnel
    • Semestre: Automne
    • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
    • Matière examinée: Heterogeneous reaction engineering
    • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
    • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
    • Type: optionnel

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