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CHEP8005 - Chemical Reactor Engineering

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Title:Chemical Reactor Engineering
Long Title:Chemical Reactor Engineering
Module Code:CHEP8005
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Chemical & Process Eng
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: NIALL MORRIS
Module Author: CILIAN O SUILLEABHAIN
Module Description: This module introduces the student to the design of homogeneous and heterogeneous chemical reactors, both batch and continuous.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Explain the kinetics of homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions.
LO2 Analyse and interpret kinetic data for chemical reactions.
LO3 Evaluate and calculate the performance of a variety of types of reactor.
LO4 Analyse, predict and optimise reactor performance for multiple reactions.
LO5 Design a chemical reactor taking account of kinetic data, fluid flowrates and energy issues.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
None
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

Engineering Chemistry CHEM6001 or equivalent
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Kinetics of homogeneous reactions:
Rate equations, effect of concentration, effect of temperature. Reactions in parallel, reactions in series. Non-elementary reactions.
Interpretation of batch reactor data:
Constant volume batch reactor; integral method of analysis; first order reactions, second order reactions, pseudo first order reactions, reversible reactions, irreversible reactions, reactions in series and in parallel. Diffrential method of analysis.
Design Equations for Single Ideal Reactors:
Batch reactor; plug flow reactor; mixed flow (CSTR) reactor; development of performance equations; solution of examples; holding time and space time for flow reactors
Multiple Reactor Systems:
Size comparison of single reactors; batch, pmixed flow, plug flow and plug flow with recycle. Multiple reactors in series; equal size mixed flow reactors in series.
Variable Volume Batch Reactor:
Rate equation in terms of conversion, expansion factor, effect of pressure on gas phase reactions. Variable-volume batch reactor.
Energy, Temperature and Pressure Effects:
Heat of reaction from thermodynamics; temperature dependence of heat of reaction. Equilibrium constant from thermodynamics; equilibrium conversion; optimum temperature progression; heat effects, adiabatic operations, non-adiabatic operation; solution of examples.
Design of Reactors
Combining reaction rate, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics to in designing a reactor.
Heterogeneous Reactions
Solid catalysed reactions, Packed bed catalytic reactors, Fluidized reactors.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination80.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Short Group Project 1,3,4,5 20.0 Week 6
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 80.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent study and course work 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent study and course work 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Fogler, H.S. 2013, Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, 4th Ed., Pearson Education Boston [ISBN: 1292026162]
  • Levenspiel, O. 1999, Chemical Reaction Engineering, 3rd Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 047125424]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Froment, G.F., Bischoff, K.B., De Wilde, J. 2011, Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design, 3 Ed., 14, John Wiley and Sons Massachussets [ISBN: 9780470565414]
  • Fogler, H. 2011, Essentials of Chemical Reaction Engineering, 1st Ed., Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, New Jersey [ISBN: 9780137146123]
  • Coker, A.K. 2001, Modelling of Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design, 2nd Ed. Ed., Butterworth Heinemann Woburn MA [ISBN: 0884154815]
  • Yaws, C.L. 1999, Chemical properties handbook, 1 Ed., McGraw-Hill New York [ISBN: 0070734011]
  • Doraiswamy, L.K., Uner, Deniz 2013, Chemical Reaction Engineering: Beyond the Fundamentals, 1st Ed., CRC Press [ISBN: 978-1439831229]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_ECPEN_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering 5 Mandatory

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