15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module provides in depth analysis of complex reactions and design of realistic reactors. It builds from the reaction engineering-1 module and covers complex reaction kinetics including bimolecular reactions, reversible reactions and autocatalytic reactions etc., multiple reactions, product distribution, multiple reactors, non-ideal reactors, residence time distribution and dispersion model. It also covers the diagnosis and optimisation of the non-ideal reactors. The module further covers the aspects pertaining to solid-fluid reactions such as catalytic reactions, designs of catalytic reactors, and non-catalytic heterogeneous reactors. In addition, the module also covers the bioreactors and fermentation.

Staff Contact: ZHAO XIUBO
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Practical skills assessment

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Chemical and Biological Engineering):

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