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Course Detail

Course Name Chemical Reaction Engineering I
Course Code 15CHE301
Program B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering
Semester Five
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

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.

Unit 2

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.

Unit 3

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;

Text Books

  1. Octave Levenspiel, Chemical Reaction Engineering, 3rd Edition, John Wiley, 2004
  2. Scott H. Fogler, Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, 4th Edition, Prentice Hall of India, 2000
  3. G. F. Froment and K. B. Bischoff, Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design, 2nd Edition, John Wiley, 1990


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