Heterogeneous Reactors and Catalysis


Mestrado em Tecnologia Quimica, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 9183/2020 - 25/09/2020

6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 T + 16,0 PL + 14,0 TP

- José Manuel Quelhas Antunes

Not applicable.

Students must acquire abilities of design, simulation and optimization of operating conditions of heterogeneous catalytic reactors.

1- Introduction
2 - Catalysis - catalysers; transport phenomena and chemical reaction in catalysers.
3- Catalytic reactors. Characterization and modelling of packed bed reactors.

Evaluation Methodology
Written essay - 35%, taks about heterogeneous catalysis - 30% and task about fixed-bed reactors - 35%.

- Fogler, H. (2016). Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall
- 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

Method of interaction
Lectures supported by illustrative case studies.
Theoretical-practical classes involving concept application and problem-solving.

Software used in class
MS Excel
Mathworks Matlab
Simulation software available online