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Chemical Reaction Engineering I 7.5 Credits

Kemisk reaktionsteknik I
Second cycle, T7008K
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2014 Sp 3 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Chemical Technology
Subject group (SCB)
Chemical Engineering

Entry requirements

90 credits in Chemical Engineering, including the courses M0031M Linear Algebra and Differential Equations, K0010K Physical Chemistry and B0003K Transport Processes.

More information about English language requirements


Selection C

Course Aim
After completed course the student shall:
-have gained elementary knowledge in reaction engineering to enable the student to choose and dimension reactors for use in chemical processes. Further, the students should have acquired the theoretical background for determining the operational mode and optimization of these processes.
-be able to describe and explain the most common chemical reactors and their pros and cons.
-be able to mathematically express chemical reactors, limited to the topics covered in the course.
-be able to solve simpler reaction engineering problems using computer based tools such as Matlab.

Introduction to numerical methods and Matlab. Mass and energy balances, reaction kinetics, ideal batch, tank and tube reactors, adiabatic equilibrium processes, reactor capacity, pressure drop in chemical reactors, selectivity, yield and reactor stability.

The teaching comprises lectures, tutorial sessions and a laboratory exercise.
In the lectures the most important parts of the theory of reaction engineering is presented. In the tutorial sessions, example problems are solved by the instructor.
Compulsory assignments are solved in smaller groups, aiming at practising the student in mathematical modelling of reactors/reactor systems as well as analysing the models. In the laboratory exercise the students are given the opportunity to practice written presentation, work in groups, independent problem solving and theory regarding chemical reactors.

The examination comprise assignment problems, a laboratory exercise and a written exam. The grades pass or fail are given at the laboratory exercise and the assignment problems, these parts of the course are examined continuously during the course. For the written exam, the grades U (Failed), 3, 4 and 5, and in case of ECTS grades, F (Failed), Fx (Failed), E, D, C, B and A are given.

Study guidance is available on Fronter in the corresponding room

Danil Korelskiy

Transition terms
The course T7008K is equal to T0002K

Literature. Valid from Spring 2014 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
• Fogler, S.H. Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, Latest edition, Pearson education.
• Lab. instructions, assignment problems, etc. will be available for downloading from Fronter.

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

0001Written exam5.3G U 3 4 5
0002Laboratory work0.7U G#
0003Assignment reports1.5U G#

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Eva Gunneriusson 14 Mar 2012

Last revised
by Eva Gunneriusson 07 Nov 2013