Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
The MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering is developed for undergraduate degree holders in chemical or related engineering to equip them with advanced technical skills and knowledge in chemical engineering. Catalyst and Reactor Design is a core course of the program. It aims to provide the students with sufficient breadth and depth of catalysis and its application for catalyst design and theory and practice of reactor engineering.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
The course is divided between two parts. The available teaching and learning time may be spent equally between these parts:
Catalyst Design and Characterization:
Catalyst function; catalyst structure and surface chemistry; catalyst development, materials and preparation methods; catalyst testing, characterization and kinetics; catalyst deactivation and regeneration.
Review of fundaments of reaction engineering, reaction kinetics and ideal reactors; transport processes in heterogeneous reactions catalysed by solids; gas-liquid and gas-solid reactions without catalysts; reaction and reactor modelling; non-ideal reactors; reactor scale-up and optimization.
Richardson, James T. Principles of catalyst development. Springer, 1989.
Nauman, E. Bruce. Chemical reactor design, optimization, and scale-up. Wiley, 2002.
Froment, Gilbert F., Kenneth B. Bischoff, Juray De Wilde, Chemical reactor analysis and design, 3rd Ed, 2011.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Written examination (80%), design project (20%).
There are no assessments for this course.
The students will receive a generic feedback within 3 weeks of the assessment submission or exam. Specific feedback can be requested by teh student.