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Course Name Chemical Reaction Engineering II
Course Code 15CHE311
Program B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering
Semester Six
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Steps in heterogeneous reactions – bulk diffusion, internal diffusion, adsorption, desorption and surface reaction; Rate expressions for different steps in heterogeneous systems; Thiele modulus and effectiveness factor.

Flow regimes in Gas-Solid and Liquid-Solid systems; Estimation of overall mass transfer coefficient in heterogeneous systems; Design of packed-bed, fluidized bed, slurry and trickle bed reactors;

Unit 2

Relative rates of reaction and mass transfer in non-catalytic reactions in Gasliquid reactions – Hatta number; Effect of gas solubility on rate of reaction;

Models for fluid-solid reactions: Progressive conversion model and Shrinking core model; Rate controlling steps in fluid-solid non-catalytic systems; Reactor design for non-catalytic reactions.

Unit 3

Non-ideal mixing in reactors; Estimation of mean residence time distribution and dispersion in mixing vessels using tracer studies; Dispersion model and Tanks-in Series model.

Text Books

  1. Octave Levenspiel, Chemical Reaction Engineering, 3rd Edition, John-Wiley & Sons Inc., 1999
  2. Scott H. Fogler, Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, 3rd Edition, PHI Limited, 2004
  3. Peter Harriot, Chemical Reactor Design, Marcel and Dekker Inc., 2003
  4. Froment, Bischoff and De Wilde, Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design, 3rd Edition, JohnWiley & Sons Inc., 2011
  5. Hugo A. Jakobsen, Chemical Reactor Modeling: Multiphase Reactive Flows, Springer-Verlag, 2008


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