10 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: CPE270, GEE103

GEE103, CPE270

Aims/Description: Reaction engineering deals with the holistic design of reactions and appropriate reactors, using the concepts of materials and energy balances, kinetics and chemical thermodynamics. These concepts apply across all sectors of chemical engineering, from petrochemicals to food; from pollution control to biotechnology. This module will cover reactor design including reactor volume, reaction or residence time and operating temperature; and in particular how to optimise both reactor design and reactor type alongside operating conditions for different chemical processes. Application of this knowledge to open ended problems and tools to model any idealised reaction system will be covered.

Staff Contact: Dr J McGregor
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK