Chemical
reaction engineering involves the exploitation of chemical reactions
on a commercial scale. The goal is the successful design and
operation of chemical reactors. This is what specifically sets
chemical engineering apart as a distinct branch of the engineering
profession. The basis of learning chemical reaction engineering
revolves around grasping the fundamental of chemical kinetics
and the concept of reactor designs.
By the end of the course, you should be able to do the following calculations:

Perform mass and energy balances on reactors.

Assemble concepts of reaction rates and mass & energy balances from mass and heat transfer.

Manipulate variables in the mass & energy balances to design reactors that achieve specific conversions and safety constraints.

Investigate the effects of altering reaction kinetics, flow rate, temperature, or reactor type on conversion and/or reactor size.

Contrast strengths and weaknesses of different reactor types. Recognize safety and environmental issues involved in reactor design

Appraise computed results for accuracy and rationality toward developing engineering judgment.

Recognize the general applicability of chemical engineering mass & energy balances.

Effectively perform in teams. Work effectively in teams and develop problem solving skills.

1.1
Introduction
1.2 Classification of the Reactions
1.3 Definition of the Rate of
Reaction
1.4 Variables Affecting the
Rate of Reaction
1.5 Type of Reactors
1.6 Industrial reactors

Chapter
2: Kinetic of Homogeneous Reactions

2.1
Introduction
2.2 Concentration-Dependent Term
of the Rate Equation
2.3 Temperature-Dependent Term
of the Rate Equation

Chapter
3: Interpretation of Batch Reactor Data

3.1
Introduction
3.2 Constant Volume Bath Reactor
3.2.1
Integral Method of Rate Analysis
3.2.2
Deferential Method of Rate Analysis
3.3 Variable Volume Bath Reactor
3.3.1
Integral Method of Rate Analysis
3.3.2
Deferential Method of Rate Analysis
3.4 Method of Initial Rates
3.5 Method of Half Lives

Chapter
4: Introduction to Reactor Design

4.1
Introduction
4.2 Design Equations
4.2.1
Mass Balance Equation
4.2.2
Energy Balance Equation
4.3 Applications of the Design
Equations

Chapter
5: Single Ideal Reactors

5.1
Introduction
5.2 Space Time, Holding Time and
Space Velocity
5.3 Applications of the Design
Equations
5.3.1
Ideal Batch Reactors
5.3.2
Steady State Mixed Flow Reactors
5.3.3
Steady State Plug Flow Reactors

Chapter
6: Design for Single Reactions

6.1
Introduction
6.2 Size Comparison of Single
Reactors
6.3 Multiple Reactor Systems
6.3.1
Reactors in Series
6.3.1.1
Steady State Plug Flow Reactors
6.3.1.2
Steady State Mixed Flow Reactors
6.3.2
Reactors in Parallel
6.3.2.1
Steady State Plug Flow Reactors
6.3.2.2
Steady State Mixed Flow Reactors
6.3.3
Different Type of Reactors in Series
6.4 Recycle Reactors

8.1
Introduction
8.2 The Energy Balance Equation
8.2.1
Application to the Batch Reactor Design
8.2.2
Application to the CSTR Design
8.2.3
Application to the Tubular Reactor Design
8.3 Equilibrium Conversion
8.4 Multiple Steady States
8.5 Multiple Reactions

References:

[1]
Levenspiel: Chemical Reaction Engineering
[2] Scott Fogler: Elements of
Chemical Reaction Engineering
[3] Butt: Reaction Kinetics and
Reactor Design
[4] Smith: Chemical Engineering
Kinetics
[5] Carberry: Chemical and Catalytic
Reaction Engineering
[6] Walas: Reaction Kinetics for
Chemical Engineers
[7] Nauman: Chemical Reactor Design
[8] Froment & Byschof: Chemical
Reactor Analysis and Design