Credits: 5

Schedule: 13.01.2020 - 20.03.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

prof. Yongdan Li

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student is able to

  1. describe different phenomena (e.g. reactions and mass  transfer) in industrial reactors
  2. combine rate equations and stoichiometry with balance  
       equations of multiphase reactors
  3. apply mass and energy balances for different industrial  multiphase reactors and perform calculations using the  balances
  4. explain the principles of computational calculations of  multiphase reactors
  5. recognizes the applications of different  industrial reactor  
  6. plan a reactor concept for a given industrially  
       relevant reaction system, including selection and use of   the simulation model as well as preliminary  
       dimensioning of an industrial reactor

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Must know:

  • theories and phenomena behind the mass and  
       energy balances as well as mass transfer in multiphase  reactors
  • principles of combining rate equations, balance  
       equations and stoichiometry
  • basic principles of computational calculations  
       of multiphase reactors
  • how to select the reactor type for a given  
       chemical system

Should know:

  • how to implement the reactor mass and energy  
       balances in given simulation software
  • how to choose the numerical solving strategies  
       for the given reactor model
  • how to carry out the preliminary dimensioning  
       for given chemical system using computational calculations

Nice to know:

  • ways to intensify chemical reactors
  • main industrial applications of different  
       reactor types
  • derivation of mass and energy balance equations  
       from basic theories  

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures and a project work.

Evaluation based on project work and assignments.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 18 h

Project work 72 h

Other independent studying 40 h

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

CHEM-E7150 Reaction Engineering

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fail, 1- 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 



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