Advanced Chemical Engineering Kinetics National Taiwan University
Chemical kinetics and reactor design considering the influence of mass and heat transfers, and the process optimization.
Students will gain the knowledge of chemical kinetics and reactor design, including the heterogeneous catalysis, analysis of reaction data, the effects of mass and heat transfers, and the chemical process optimization in a industrial plant. Thus, students are capable to solve the problems, to coordinate a team and to have creativity in order to apply, evaluate and design the reaction process in chemical industry.
Elements of Reaction Kinetics 1.Conversion and Extent of Reaction 2.Complex reaction 3.Influence of temperature 4.Determination of kinetic parameters Kinetics of Heterogeneous Catalytic Reactions 1.Adsorption of solid catalyst 2.Rate equations 3. Hougen-Watson (or Langmuir-Hinshelwood) Models 4.Model discrimination and parameter estimation 5.Differential and integral methods of kinetic analysis Transport Processes with Reactions Catalyzed by Solids 1.Catalyst structure 2.Pore diffusion 3.Diffusion and reaction 4.Concept of effectiveness factor 5.Criteria of diffusion limitation 6.Generalized Thiele modulus 7.Non-isothermal particles Gas-Liquid Reactions 1.Two-film theory 2.Surface renewable theory 3.Utilization and enhancement factors 4.Surface renewable theory Analysis of Ideal Type Chemical Reactors 1.Batch and semi batch reactor 2.Plug flow reactor 3.Perfectly mixed flow reactor Fixed Bed Catalytic Reactors 1.Importance and scale of fixed bed catalytic process 2. Factors in the preliminary design Nonideal Flow Patterns 1.Age distribution functions 2.residence time distribution 3.Micro and macro mixing Fluidized Bed and Transport reactors 1.Features of fluidization 2.Fludized catalytic cracking Special Topics Evaluation and Assessment: Midterm 30%, Final 30% Homework 25% (including problem solving using computer programs), and Final project 15%
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