2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
CAPE3320 Reaction Engineering
20 creditsClass Size: 230
Module manager: Dr X Lai
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
This module is mutually exclusive with
|CAPE5365M||Chemical Reaction Processes|
Module replacesCAPE3311 Reaction Engineering
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis module provides a comprehensive introduction to ideal reactor systems and kinetics.
ObjectivesTo learn the concepts underpinning chemical reaction and reaction engineering and demonstrate how to communicate the rationale underpinning reaction engineering solutions.
To provide opportunities to apply reaction engineering principles for reactor design and evaluation in preparation for the Design Project module.
- Understand elementary first and second order reactions, stoichiometry, and reaction rates and be able to analyse experimental data to determine rate expressions.
- Recognise and understand the distinctive features of batch, fed batch and continuous ideal reactors (plug flow reactor, packed bed and CSTR in series).
- Be able to analyse and use complex process information to set up dynamic mass balances and use these to solve reaction engineering problems.
- Be able to evaluate, select and design reactor equipment and to communicate the rationale underpinning reaction engineering solutions.
- Development of ability of reaction and reactor system analysis.
- Development of problem solving abilities, e.g. by conducting appropriate performance evaluation, to determine the key parameters of reactor and processes.
- Stoichiometry, reaction order, reaction rate.
- Elementary reaction, reaction kinetics and mechanism, activation energy.
- Integral and differential analysis of rate equations.
- Batch and plug flow reactors, and continuous stirred-tank reactor.
- Select and apply appropriate performance equation.
- Multiple reaction and product distribution.
- Temperature and pressure effects, reversible reaction equilibrium.
- Isothermal and adiabatic operation and heat transfer considerations.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Coursework Discussion Session||2||2.00||4.00|
|Independent online learning hours||98.00|
|Private study hours||75.00|
|Total Contact hours||27.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyIndependent online learning;
Concept videos: 42 hrs
Group work: 56 hrs
Reading and study
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackComputer based practical.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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