Student Outcomes - Department of Chemical Engineering

Course Code and Name: ChE 342 - Chemical Reaction Kinetics and Reactor Design - Spring 2016
Credits: 4 (4+1+0); ECTS: 6
Contact Hours: Lectures: M 11:00-13:00, T 10:00-11:00, W 14:00-16:00
Instructor: Ahmet Erhan Aksoylu, Professor
Textbook: Fogler, H. S., Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, 4th Edition, Prentice-Hall Inc., 2006.
Supplemental Material: Levenspiel, O., Chemical Reaction Engineering, 3rd Edition, Cambridge
University, 1999.
Specific Course Information
Catalogue Description: Kinetics of homogeneous reactions. Analysis of simple and complex rate equations.
Correlation of rate data. Kinetics of heterogeneous reactions. Global rates. Isothermal and non-isothermal
operation of homogeneous reactors: ideal batch, plug-flow and stirred-tank reactors. Other reactor types.
Deviations from ideal performance.
Prerequisites: ChE 110, Phys 121, MATH 102
Required course: Specific Goals for the Course
Course Learning Outcomes
1. To develop an understanding of the basics of chemical reaction engineering and reactor design
2. To show how reaction engineering relates with other Chemical Engineering disciplines, such as physical
chemistry, thermodynamics, mass transfer, etc.
3. To interpret experimental data to obtain kinetic expressions
4. To apply numerical methods and mathematical tools for chemical reactor design
Rules and Regulations
 In the case that the total attendance of the class is less than 60% (<38), every student who do not attend
that class will lose one point from his/her semester cumulative for every hour he/she missed.
 One bonus question is asked in each midterm. If your grade is 65/100 or more and the solution of bonus
question is completely correct, half letter grade will be added to the final letter grade (ex: CC→CB)
 If you miss a midterm, there will be no make-up exam. The weight of your missing exam will be added to
the final exam's grade, and there will be a half letter grade cut (ex: BB→CB).
 If the average of the midterms is above 90, taking the final is optional and the letter grade is AA.
 No photocopies of lecture notes are allowed during exams. Zero tolerance to cheating.
 The similar courses offered by other universities will not be approved as equivalent to ChE 342 under any
circumstances except severe health problems.
Contribution of Course Learning Outcomes to Student Outcomes
Student Outcomes
(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints
such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and
(d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(f) an understanding of professional, ethical and social responsibility
(g) an ability to communicate effectively
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic,
environmental and societal context
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
Course Learning Outcomes
Contribution of Course Learning Outcomes to Program Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Program Outcomes
(a) Our graduates will contribute to the chemical and biochemical industries by playing key roles in
designing, developing, operating and maintaining chemical and biochemical engineering processes and tools.
(b) Our graduates will pursue graduate studies in leading academic institutions and will participate in
chemical engineering research at the international level.
(c) Our graduates will engage in life-long learning and will be ready to cope with competitive and rapidly
changing industrial and academic environments.
Brief List of Topics to be covered
1. Introduction and Basic Concepts
Definitions: Reaction, reaction rate, etc.; General
balance equation; Balance equations: Batch, CSTR,
5. Multiple Reactions
Determination of reactor types; Maximizing the
desired products, irreversible reactions in series:
Batch, PFR, Two step irreversible series-parallel
reactions: Batch, PFR, CSTR, Denbigh reactions;
Recycle Reactors
2. Reactor Design: Basics
Design equations: Batch, CSTR, PFR, PBR; Space
time; Space volume
6. Non-Isothermal Operations
Concepts: Heat of reaction, equilibrium, conversion,
3. Rate Laws, Stoichiometry and Reactor Design etc.; Graphical reactor design procedure; Optimum
temperature progression; Adiabatic operation; Non(Isothermal)
Elementary reactions; Non-elementary reactions; adiabatic operation
Reactor sizing and design (Batch and Flow Systems);
Reactions with volume & phase change; Reactors in 7. Heterogeneous Reactions
Heterogeneous Catalysis; External & Internal
transport processes
4. Collection and Analysis of Rate Data
Batch reactor data: Differential method, Integral
method, Method of initial rates, Method of half lives;
Continuous reactor systems: Differential reactors;
Statistical analysis of data: Linear and weighted least
square analysis; Information: Non-linear analysis