Single-Phase Reactors

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode WBCE006-05
Vaknaam Single-Phase Reactors
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Single-Phase Reactors
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
Perform mass balance calculations for single-phase model reactors in case of single or multiple reactions in order to determine conversion levels as well as other reactor design parameters such as selectivity, yield and reactor size.
Determine the rate law for a chemical reaction from the experimental data in single-phase model reactors.
Perform energy balance calculations for single-phase model reactors in order to determine conversion levels as well as other reactor design parameters such as reactor temperature and heat exchange arrangement.
Apply software tools (e.g., Polymath) to model isothermal or non-isothermal single-phase model reactors in order to design, evaluate or improve the reactor design.
Develop their critical thinking skills.
Omschrijving The following subjects will be treated:
• Classification of chemical reactors.
• Introduction to single-phase model reactors, calculation of conversion levels in single-phase model reactors by applying mass balance.
• Tools for the selection and optimisation of single-phase model reactors in case of multiple reactions.
• Energy balance to describe non-isothermal single-phase model reactors.
• Software tools for modelling single-phase model reactors.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM), Werkcollege (T)
(Total hours of workload: 140. Self study: 72h, lecture: 24h, tutorial: 24h, assignment: 20h.)
Toetsvorm Schriftelijk tentamen (WE), Verslag (R)
(Written exam: 80%, Report (final computer assignment): 20%. See remarks.)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. ir. J. Xie
Docent(en) prof. dr. ir. H.J. Heeres ,dr. ir. J. Xie
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Lecture slides and tutorial/computer assignments on the Nestor.
Entreevoorwaarden This course takes place in the semester Ia of year 2, which assumes that the students have acquired sufficient knowledge especially from the following two courses at year 1:
- Calculus for Chemistry and Introduction to Process and Product Technology for the degree programme BSc Chemical Engineering.
Opmerkingen The final mark for the course consists of two elements: written exam (80 %) the final computer assignment (20 %).
Minimum passing scores are 5 for the written exam, 5 for the computer assignment, and the rounded final score of 6.

To practice, at least two computer pre-assignments are handed over to the students during the course. These are compulsory but not graded. General feedback on the pre-assignments is given during the lectures and individual feedback is given on request.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Chemical Engineering 2 semester I a verplicht
BSc Chemistry  (Core programme ) 3 semester I a keuze
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