Heterogeneous Reactors and Catalysis

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


Prior knowledge of chemical kinetics, ideal chemical reactors, thermodynamics and transport phenomena.

Students must acquire abilities of design, simulation and optimization of operating conditions of heterogeneous catalytic reactors and of the catalysis analysis. They must also be able to analyse the relations between transport phenomena and chemical reactions.

1- Introduction.
2 - Residence Time Distribution Theory
3 - Catalysis ? catalysers; transport phenomena and chemical reaction in catalysers.
4- Catalytic reactors. Characterization and modelling of packed bed reactors.
5 -Fluidised-bed reactors.

Evaluation Methodology
Written exam - 65% and practical coursework - 35%

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

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

Software used in class
Specific of the experimental reactors setup.