FACULTY MEMBER : Prof.P. SIVASHANMUGAM
The objectives of this course is to make the student understand principles and practices followed in chemical industries with respect to reactor design and operation.
1. BASICS OF KINETICS:
Introduction - Kinetics of homogeneous reactions: Concentration dependent & Temperature dependent term of rate equation. Searching for a mechanism. Interpretation of Batch Reactor data.
2. REACTOR DESIGN:
Introduction to Reactor Design. Single Ideal Reactors.
3. DESIGN OF REACTOR FOR MULTIPLE REACTIONS:
Design for single and multiple Reactions. Size comparison of single reactors for single reactions. Multiple Reactor system for single reactions. Reactions in parallel, reactions in series and series - parallel reactions of first order. Recycle reactor, auto catalytic reactions.
4. HEAT EFFECTS:
Temperature and pressure effects on single and multiple reactions.
5. FLOW BEHAVIOR OF REACTORS:
Non - ideal flow: Residence time distribution studies: C,E,F and I curves, conversion calculations directly from tracer studies. Models for non-ideal flow-dispersion and tanks in series multi-parameter models.
1. O. Levenspiel, "Chemical Reaction Engineering", 2nd Edn., Wiley Easter Ltd., New York, 1972.
1. J.M.Smith, "Chemical Engineering Kinetics", 2nd Edn., McCraw Hill, New York, 1971.