CHPR4406 Reaction Engineering
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- Topics include revision of reaction kinetics, mechanisms and rate equations; fundamentals of ideal reactor behaviour; design of batch, completely mixed and plug flow reactors for single and multiple reactions; multiple and recycle reactors; non-isothermal reactor design for reversible and irreversible first order reaction; residence time distribution (RTD); RTD modelling of non-ideal reactor behaviour; diffusion control heterogeneous reactions; and shrinking-core model. In this unit, students develop the ability to (1) apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals; (2) utilise a system approach to optimise design and operational performance; and (3) understand the need to undertake lifelong learning, and the capacity to do so.
- Students are able to (1) work effectively in teams; (2) write clear and concise technical reports; (3) demonstrate critical thinking and information literacy (e.g. locate and evaluate sources of information for assignments); (4) practise enquiry-based thinking relevant to the discipline (locate and evaluate sources of information for assignments); (5) understand the selection, design and size optimisation of single or multiple flow reactors for a range of reaction kinetics under isothermal and non-isothermal conditions; (6) diagnose and analyse non-ideal flow reactors (PFR, CSTR and Laminar flow) via RTD; (7) understand implication and mitigate runaway reactions; (8) appreciate heterogeneous diffusion-control reaction; and (9) perform a laboratory experiment to discover knowledge on conversion and non-ideal behaviour of flow reactors.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) laboratory reports and an assignment; (2) tests; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Yee-Kwong Leong
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: CHPR2530 Process Fundamentals,
ENSC3005 Mass and Energy Balances
- Advisable prior study:
- ENSC3006 Chemical Process Thermodynamics and Kinetics
- CHPR3432 Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design, CHPR8501 Advanced Prediction of Fluid Properties
Levenspiel, O. Chemical Reaction Engineering, 3rd edn: Wiley c.1999
Fogler, S. Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, 3rd edn: Prentice-Hall 1999
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.