Chemical Reaction Engineering - I (2160506)  

6
Credit
3 + 0 + 3
Lect + Tuto + Pract
Teaching Scheme
70 + 20 + 10
ESE + PA + ALA
Theory Marks
20 + 10 + 20
ESE + OEP + PA
Practical Marks
ESE - End Semester Examination, PA - Progress Assessment, ALA - Active Learning Assignments, OEP -Open Ended Problem


Prerequisite
Basic knowledge of material and energy balances in chemical engineering applications, laws of thermodynamics
Rationale
This subject introduces concepts of reaction rate, derivation of rate expressions from reaction mechanism, ideal reactor types, integral method of analysis, differential method of analysis, principles of chemical reactor analysis and design, experimental determination of rate equations, design of batch and continuous reactors, how to choose the most appropriate reactor for a given feed, optimization of selectivity in multiple reactions, consideration of temperature and pressure effects, etc
Course Outcome
After learning the course the students should be able to:
Build basic knowledge of classification of reactions.
Understand kinetics of competing reactions and their influence on product yield and selectivity
Understand fundamentals of kinetics including definitions of rate and forms of rate expressions and relationships between moles, concentration, extent of reaction and conversion.
Derive batch, CSTR, and PFR performance equations from general material balances.
Do size and performance calculations on isothermal plug, mixed, and batch reactors for a homogeneous and heterogeneous reaction from given rate data or a rate expression.
Develop skills to choose the right reactor among single, multiple, recycle reactors etc.
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.