Chemical processes and industrial plants

A.Y. 2019/2020
6
Max ECTS
48
Overall hours
SSD
CHIM/04
Language
English
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to give students all the possible tools to be able to evaluate the type of reactor that is best for the chemical process being studied. Process optimization and basic cost evaluation will be taken into account
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the students will be able to manage simple reactions from the chemical engineering point of view, evaluating the chemical kinetics and sizing the ideal reactor to carry out the chemical reaction to the study.
Course syllabus and organization

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Course syllabus
The aim of the course is to give students all the possible tools to be able to evaluate the type of reactor that is best for the chemical process being studied. Process optimization and basic cost evaluation will be taken into account

acquired skills
at the end of the course the students will be able to manage simple reactions from the chemical engineering point of view, evaluating the chemical kinetics and sizing the ideal reactor to carry out the chemical reaction to the study

Course content
Mass and energy balances
Chemical kinetics homogeneous and heterogeneous
Study and sizing of batch reactors
Study and sizing of continuous reactors (PFR and CSTR) Reactors for biphasic and triphasic kinetics.
Optimization of the times, dimensions and costs of the chemical reactor
Prerequisites for admission
Knowledge on matter and energy exchange systems.
Mass and energy balances.
Exercise equations of a heat exchanger.
Basics of thermodynamics and kinetics.
Teaching methods
Classroom lessons with numerical exercises
Bibliography
Lecture notes on ARIEL
- Chemical Reaction Engineering, Octoave Levenspiel, Wiley
- Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering, W. McCabe, Mc Graw Hill (2014)
Assessement methods and criteria
The course includes both a written and an oral exam.
The student's ability to size a chemical reactor under real conditions of use will be evaluated. In addition, the student's capacity to identify the best type of reactor in the various conditions in which a chemical reaction must be conducted will be evaluated.
CHIM/04 - INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY - University credits: 6
Lessons: 48 hours