Chemical Reactors I

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 10764/2011 - 30/08/2011

4.5 ECTS; 2º Ano, 2º Semestre, 22,50 T + 30,0 TP


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Develop skills in studies of chemical kinetics and in the analysis and design of ideal chemical reactors through mass and energy balances.

1 Introduction.
1.1. Chemical reaction engineering and reactor design.
1.2 Ideal Homogeneous Reactors: classification, characterization and selection of chemical reactors.
1.3 Balances concept: matter, energy, global, macroscopic and microscopic.
2 Chemical Reaction
2.1 Quantitative parameters for chemical reaction evolution.
2.2 Chemical kinetics notions. Methods of experimental determination of the chemical reaction kinetics.
3 Material and energy balances in ideal reactors.
3.1. Batch reactors. Retention time and stoppage time.
3.2 Continuous stirred reactors. Series of continuous stirred reactors.
3.3. Tubular reactors. tubalar reactors with recycle.
3.4 Sequential continuous reactors

Evaluation Methodology
In continuous evaluation, final classification is obtained by weighting the classification obtained in 2 written tests (30% for each one), reports of laboratorial tasks (30%) and some homeworks (10%). In final evaluation, final classification is obtained by weighting the classification obtained in a written test (70%) and in the reports of laboratorial tasks (30%).

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- Levenspiel, O. (1999). Chemical Reaction Engineering. New York: John Wiley
- Froment, G. e Bischoff, K. (2010). Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design. New York: John Wiley & Sons
- Lemos, F. e Lopes, J. e Ribeiro, F. (2002). Reactores Químicos. Lisboa: IST Press

Method of interaction
Lectures, tutorials and some laboratorial work.

Software used in class
MS Excel