CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING

Second cycle degree in CHEMICAL AND PROCESS ENGINEERING

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: PAOLO CANU

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 12


Syllabus
Prerequisites: fundamentals of chemistry and chemical kinetics, multicomponent and multiphase thermodynamics, tranport phaenomena
Examination methods: 2 steps, that can be given at different times but better in the following order:
1 - written test of numerical exercises.
2 - oral test of theory/discussion on the written reports of the compulsory exercises assigned during the course
Both can be in english
Course unit contents: Developments and rationalization of chemical kinetics: examples of complex kinetic mechanisms in single-phase reactions (e.g. combustion).
Single phase, non-isothermal reactors, with constant or variable density.
Multi-phase reactors: general approach through ideal reactor models of each single phase.
Applications:
1) fluid-solid catalytic reactions (heterogeneous catalysis): reactor types; effect of internal and external mass transfer limitations.
2) Fluid-solid non-catalytic reactions: solids reactions with accumulation/depletion of the solids phase.
3) Other multiphase reactors (fluid-fluid and fluid-fluid-solid).
Single-phase reactors with non-ideal flow: the residence time distribution method.