Module Title:   Reaction Engineering

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG2313L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Professor Harvey Arellano-Garcia

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr. Nejat Rahmanian

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
To deliver a comprehensive understanding of the methodology of linking chemical kinetics with material and energy conservation in the design of idealised homogeneous chemical reactors operating both in batch and continuous modes and under both isothermally and non-2 isothermally conditions and to train them. Moreover, knowledge and experience of using standard numerical methods is practised in order to solve complex engineering problems.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
1. The module is delivered through a series of lectures, supported by appropriate case study material as necessary.
2. Lectures are supported with tutorial sessions, which promote teamwork, development of oral presentation and ICT skills, e-learning, peer feedback and self-learning.
3. Learning outcomes are assessed by formal examination and coursework.

Lectures:   48.00          Directed Study:   102.50           
Seminars/Tutorials:   48.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   1.50          Total:   200.00

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 1 written report <750 words (+figures)
  Examination - closed book 1.50 70%
 
  Examination - closed book

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

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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