Reactors are used in chemical engineering processing to carry out the transforming of raw materials and ores into finished products. This unit explores the materials needed for the successful design, construction and operation of chemical reactors. Some of the topics covered are: kinetics of homogeneous reactions, material and energy balances for batch, mixed flow and plug flow reactors, mixing and residence-time distribution in chemical reactors, reactor design for single and various types of multiple reactions, temperature and pressure effects on reactor design, catalysis and heterogeneous reaction kinetics and packed and fluidized bed catalytic reactors.
This unit is reliant on on-line materials including electronic submission of assessment items. Students must have access to a reliable high-speed broadband connection and a scanner.