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Course Code :2002FTIREA
Study domain:Chemistry
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:48
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Tom Breugelmans

3. Course contents *

  • Basic concepts and definitions (pace of reaction when the volume changes, kinetics of homogeneous reactions, repetition of thermodynamics, ...)
  • Design and comparison of simple ideal reactors for simple reactions (the discontinuous reactor, the continuous mixim drum and plugflow reactor).
  • Design of reactors for parallel reactions in order to get an optimal product distribution.
  • Selecting the temperature and the temperature's curve of  non-isothermic reactors (adiabatic and non-adiabatic reactors)
  • Introduction to  non-ideal flow profiles and different liquid models (e.g., residence time distribution, dispersion model, ...)
  • Introduction to heterogeneous reactions (pakced bed reactor).