2022/23 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
CAPE5365M Chemical Reaction Processes
20 creditsClass Size: 30
Module manager: Dr X Lai
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
Module replacesCAPE5311M Chemical Reaction Processes
This module is not approved as an Elective
Objectives- In-depth understanding of ideal reactors;
- Understanding of elementary reactions, stoichiometry and reaction rates;
- To provide a thorough grounding in performance evaluation, selection, design, batch, continuous stirred tank and plug flow reactors;
- To generate reaction rate expressions from experimental data;
- To provide a basis for the reactor design aspects of the Design Project module.
Students will attain an appreciation of:
1. reaction kinetics and mechanisms;
2. distinctive features of batch and ideal continuous reactors;
3. considerations of reactor evaluation, batch and ideal continuous reactors, selection and design.
- Development of an ability to analyse reaction and reactor systems.
- Development of problem solving abilities, e.g. by conducting appropriate performance evaluation, to determine the key parameters of reactor and reaction kinetics.
- Stoichiometry, reaction order, reaction rate.
- Elementary reaction, reaction kinetics and mechanism, activation energy.
- Integral and differential analysis of rate equations.
- Batch, continuous stirred tank and plug flow reactors.
- Select and apply appropriate performance equations.
- Multiple reactions and product distributions.
- Temperature, reversible reaction equilibrium.
- Isothermal and adiabatic operation and heat transfer considerations.
- Packed bed catalytic reactors.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Coursework Discussion Session||2||2.00||4.00|
|Independent online learning hours||70.00|
|Private study hours||53.00|
|Total Contact hours||27.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private studyIndependent online learning:
Concept videos: 28 hrs
Group work: 42 hrs
Reading and study
Computer based practical exercises
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackComputer based practicals.
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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