Basics of Reaction Engineering (2150403)   Old Code : 150403

4 + 0 + 3
Lect + Tuto + Pract
Teaching Scheme
70 + 20 + 10
Theory Marks
20 + 10 + 20
Practical Marks
ESE - End Semester Examination, PA - Progress Assessment, ALA - Active Learning Assignments, OEP -Open Ended Problem

The objective of this course is the successful design and operation of chemical reactors. It includes study of various types of reactions and their kinetics. This course integrates knowledge from calculus, differential equations, thermodynamics, general chemistry, and material and energy balances to solve reactor design problems, To examine reaction rate data to determine rate laws, and to use them to design chemical reactors, To simulate several types of reactors in order to choose the most appropriate reactor for a given need, To design chemical reactors with associated cooling/heating equipment.
Course Outcome
After learning the course students should be able to:
1. To build basic knowledge of classification of reactions.
2. To understand kinetics of competing reactions and their influence on product yield and selectivity.
3. To understand fundamentals of kinetics including definitions of rate and forms of rate expressions and relationships between moles, concentration, extent of reaction and conversion.
4. To derive batch, CSTR, and PFR performance equations from general material balances.
5. To size and do performance calculations on single, isothermal plug-flow, CSTR, and batch reactors for a single homogeneous or heterogeneous reaction given either rate data or a rate expression.
6. Develop skills to choose the right reactor among single, multiple, recycle reactor, etc. schemes.
7. To understand and apply the concepts of heat capacity, latent heat, heat of reaction, heat of combustion, and heat of formation.

Active Learning
Preparation of power-point slides, which include videos, animations, pictures, graphics for better understanding theory and practical work – The faculty will allocate chapters/ parts of chapters to groups of students so that the entire syllabus to be covered. The power-point slides should be put up on the web-site of the College/ Institute, along with the names of the students of the group, the name of the faculty, Department and College on the first slide. The best three works should submit to GTU.