Environmental and Biological Engineering
4.5 ECTS; 2º Ano, 2º Semestre, 22,50 T + 30,0 PL


Concepts of chemical kinetics and thermodynamics.

Development of skills in the analysis and design of ideal chemical reactors through the production of mass and energy balances.

1 ?Introduction: classification, characterisation and selection of ideal chemical reactors.
2 ? Methods for experimental determination of chemical reaction kinetics.
3 ? Reactors with on-load refuelling and a stirring device
4 - Batch and semi-batch reactors
5 - Tubular reactors
6 ? Residence time distribution

Evaluation Methodology
Theoretical component is assessed through a written test (as continuous or exam assessment) and practical component is assessed through laboratory reports and coursework.

- Fogler, H. (1986). Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall
- Levenspiel, O. (1999). Chemical Reaction Engineering. New York: John Wiley

Method of interaction
Lectures and theoretical/practical classes involving practical work and

Software used in class