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INP5071897, A.A. 2017/18

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0530, Degree course structure A.Y. 2012/13, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 12.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge PAOLO CANU ING-IND/23

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-IND/23 Applied Physical Chemistry 12.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 12.0 96 204.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/09/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Prerequisites: fundamentals of chemistry and chemical kinetics, multicomponent and multiphase thermodynamics, tranport phaenomena
Target skills and knowledge: Learn about features and design criteria of real reactors (affected by mass, heat and momentum transfer)
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
Assessment criteria: Average of the two tests' scores. Equal importance
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.
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.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Classroom lessons, with projection of handnotes, later available online (web site).
Numerical and/or laboratory exercises (subject to TA availability). Several shifts will be organized, of smaller groups of students.

Further information:
Additional notes about suggested reading: Further textbooks:

Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering: Pearson New International Edition by Fogler, H. Scott (Aug 29, 2013)

Introduction to Chemical Reaction Engineering and Kinetics by Ronald W. Missen, Charles A. Mims and Bradley A. Saville (Dec 17, 1998)

Chemical Reaction Engineering, 3rd Edition by Octave Levenspiel (Aug 13, 1998)

Canu P., Cinetica Chimica per l’Ingegneria, CLEUP, Padova, 2003

Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design by Gilbert F. Froment, Kenneth B. Bischoff and Juray De Wilde (Aug 24, 2010)

Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design Fundamentals by James Blake Rawlings and John G. Ekerdt (Apr 1, 2002)
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Schmidt L. D., Engineering of Chemical Reactions, 2nd Ed.. --: Oxford University Press, 2004. Cerca nel catalogo