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CHPR4406 Reaction Engineering

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2OnlineOnline timetabled
Content
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; nonisothermal reactor design for reversible and irreversible first order reaction; residence time distribution (RTD); RTD modelling of non-ideal reactor behaviour; diffusion control heterogeneous reactions; runaway reactions and safety, 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.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) apply their understanding of selection, design and size optimisation methods to single or multiple flow reactors for a range of reaction kinetics under isothermal and non-isothermal conditions; (2) analyse non-ideal flow reactors (PFR, CSTR and Laminar flow) via RTD; (3) explain the implications and mitigate runaway reactions; (4) solve problems involving diffusion-control reactions; (5) apply knowledge of conversion and non-ideal behaviour of flow reactors to interpret results of laboratory experiments; (6) demonstrate critical thinking and information literacy through clearly and concise technical reports; and (7) relate reaction engineering principles to the solution of heterogeneous reaction based problems.
Assessment
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.

For units commencing in May 2022 or later the availability of the supplementary assessment is subject to confirmation.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Yee-Kwong Leong
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in in the 62550 Master of Professional Engineering [Chemical Engineering specialisation] or the 62560 Master of Renewable and Future Energy
Co-requisites:
Nil
Advisable prior study:
ENSC3006 Chemical Process Thermodynamics
Incompatibility:
CHPR3406 Reaction Engineering
Texts

Levenspiel, O. Chemical Reaction Engineering, 3rd edn: Wiley c.1999

Fogler, S. Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, 3rd edn: Prentice-Hall 1999

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