Course Code : | 2001WETCHP |

Study domain: | Chemistry |

Academic year: | 2020-2021 |

Semester: | 1st semester |

Contact hours: | 22 |

Credits: | 3 |

Study load (hours): | 84 |

Contract restrictions: | No contract restriction |

Language of instruction: | English |

Exam period: | exam in the 1st semester |

Lecturer(s) | Annemie Bogaerts |

At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:

an active knowledge of

specific prerequisites for this course

an active knowledge of

- Dutch
- English

- general knowledge of the use of a PC and the Internet

specific prerequisites for this course

The students need basic knowledge of mathematics (derivations and integrals), physics (mechanics) and kinetics of gases and chemical reactions, such as given in bachelor 1, 2 en 3.

- You can analyze the differences and similarities of three kinds of chemical reactors, i.e., batch reactor, plug flow reactor and continuously stirred tank reactor
- You can construct the material balance for these 3 kinds of reactors.
- You can calculate the desired reactor volume and residence time for these 3 kinds of reactors, based on this material balance, as well as for reactors in series.
- You can calculate the yield and selectivity of the reaction products, basdd on the material valance of multiple reactions (in parallel or in series), for a given reactor volume or residence time, for these 3 kinds of reactors.
- You can construct the energy balance these 3 kinds of reactors, and you can analyze temperature effects on the reaction rate.
- You can analyze the difference between ideal and non-ideal reactors, and you can calculate the residence time and conversion of the reactants in non-ideal reactors.

This course consists of 5 chapters. In chapter 1, material balances for chemical reactors (batch reactor, plug flow reactor and continuous stirred tank reactor) are constructed. In chapter 2, it is explained how the optimal reactor volume and residence time can be calculated for these 3 reactors, and for reactors in series. In chapter 3, multiple reactions (in parallel or in series) will be treated. In chapter 4, the energy balance of reactors will be described, as well as temperature effects. Finally, in chapter 5, non-ideal reactors are briefly discussed (calculation of residence time and conversion of reactants).

Besides the theoretical basis, a lot of time will be spent to applying the theory, by solving scientific problems (exercises). The exercises in the course are mostly solved during the lectures. At the end of each chapter, there are also a number of exercises which the students make at home, and which are collected in some kind of potfolio-system.

Finally, a visit to the chemical company Lanxess Antwerpen is planned, where the students see practical applications of the theory, such as optimization of reactors.

This course contributes to realizing the following general aims of the Master education Chemistry: M1, M2, M4, M5, M6, M7, M11, M1O&B.

The course has an international dimension.

Class contact teachingLectures Practice sessions

Personal workExercises

Excursions

Portfolio

Personal work

Excursions

Portfolio

ExaminationWritten examination without oral presentation Closed book Open-question

Continuous assessmentExercises Participation in classroom activities

Continuous assessment

The course is based on: Chemical Reaction Engineering: A First Course, Ian S. Metcalfe, Oxford Chemistry Primers, Oxford Science Publications, 1997; and is available in English and in Dutch (translation by the teacher).

As the lecture notes are fully complete, the students don't need to buy this book.

The course is based on: Chemical Reaction Engineering: A First Course, Ian S. Metcalfe, Oxford Chemistry Primers, Oxford Science Publications, 1997. As the lecture notes are fully complete, the students don't need to buy this book.

Prof. Dr. Annemie Bogaerts

Departement Chemie, Onderzoeksgroep PLASMANT

Universiteit Antwerpen ( )

Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk.

Tel: +32 3 820 23 77

Fax: +32 3 820 23 76

E-mail: annemie.bogaerts@uantwerpen.be

Website: http://www.uantwerpen.be/plasmant/