Last modified: 14 Jul 2020 15:15
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)|
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.
(i) Assignment (30%)
(ii) Timed online test (30%)
(iii) Open book exam (40%)
Resit (For Students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21)
Re-sit of only the failed assessment component(s)
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Procedural||Evaluate||Select, design, characterise and evaluate the performance of catalysts for different products and processes.|
|Procedural||Analyse||Select, analyse and size real reactors including those for heterogeneous systems.|