Elementary reactions - Rate equation and rate law, temperature dependency of rate of reaction (rate constant) – Arrhenius, Collision and Transition State theories.
Non-elementary reactions, mechanisms of non-elementary reactions – the pseudo steady state hypothesis (PSSH).
Analysis of Batch Reactor Data – Integral and Differential analysis of data, rate parameter estimation using least square analysis and curve fitting.
Design / performance equations for homogeneous and Isothermal systems – Batch, mixed flow and tubular reactors; size comparison of different reactors for single reactions; Rate parameter estimation using experimental data from various reactors.
Combination of reactors for a single reaction; Mixed Flow Reactors in Series; Combined Reactors in Series – Plug flow followed by mixed flow and vice versa. Parallel reactors – feed distribution in parallel reactor configuration; Auto catalytic reactions - Recycle reactors, Optimization of recycle ratio.
Multiple reactions – series, parallel and series-parallel reactions; Conversion and Selectivity; Reactor design for series reactions; Reactor design for parallel reactions; Reactor design for Series-parallel reactions;
Adiabatic reactions; heat of reaction as a function of temperature; Temperature as a function of Conversion and vice versa; Cooling / heating requirements in nearisothermal operation; Effect of temperature on conversion and selectivity in multiple reactions;