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Ano Letivo: 2013/14

Tecnologia Química

Heterogeneous Reactors and Catalysis

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Publication in the Diário da República: Despacho nº 10765/2011 - 30/08/2011

6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 T + 16,0 PL + 14,0 TP , Cód. 300103.

Lecturer
- José Manuel Quelhas Antunes (2)

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(2) Docente que lecciona

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

Objectives
This course aims to develop abilities in the analysis of catalysers and their role in the industrial chemical reaction as well as in the analysis of the competition between transfer phenomena and chemical reaction in heterogeneous catalytic reactors with a view to designing, simulating and optimi...

Program
1- Introduction.
2- Catalysis – catalysers; transfer phenomena and chemical reaction in catalysers.
3- Catalytic reactors. Characterization and modelling of packed bed reactors. Fluidised-bed reactors.
4- Multiphase reactors. Applications and operation modes. Mass transfer.

Evaluation Methodology
Written test (in the regular exam period) – 75% and practical assignments – 25%

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

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

Software used in class

 

 

 


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