Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


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 types
  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

Credits: 5

Schedule: 08.01.2024 - 15.03.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Reetta Karinen, Tiia Viinikainen, Yongdan Li

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, assignments and project work.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures 18 h

    Project work 72 h

    Other independent studying 40 h


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring III - IV
    2023-2024 Spring III - IV

    A course implementation may be cancelled if the number of students enrolled to the course implementation does not meet the required minimum of five students. In the case of cancelled course implementations, the students enrolled to them must be provided with an alternative way of completing the course or be advised to take some other applicable course.