Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering 7.5 credits

Avancerad kemisk reaktionsteknik
Second cycle, T7009K
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2020 Sp 3 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 13 Feb 2017

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 05 Nov 2019

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Chemical Technology
Subject group (SCB)
Chemical Engineering

Entry requirements

90hp in Chemical Engineering and the course T0006K Fundamentals of Chemical Reaction Engineering.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

At the completion of the course, you should be able to:
- have gained a more profound knowledge of chemical reaction engineering to enable the student to choose and dimension reactors and geometrical size of catalyst particles for use in chemical processes. Further, the students should have acquired the theoretical background for determining the operational mode and optimization of these processes.
- give an account of the processes limiting the reaction rate and also describe how the influence of the limiting process can be minimized.
- give an account of the different kinetic regimes occurring in multiphase reactors and be able to choose a suitable rector based on information about the kinetic regime.
- mathematically model and solve advanced problems in reaction engineering comprising, e.g. reactions with coupled heat- and mass transfer and non-ideal reactors.

Non-ideal reactors, coupling of reaction kinetics with physical transport processes with a focus on systems with heterogeneous catalysts, mass transfer and reaction kinetics in multiphase systems and bio reactors.


The teaching-learning activities are comprised of lectures, tutorial sessions and a project work. The most important parts of the theory of reaction engineering are presented in the lectures. In the tutorial sessions, example problems are solved by the teacher. Compulsory assignments are solved in smaller groups, aiming at getting the students to practise in mathematical modelling of reactors/reactor systems, analysing the models and to develop oral presentation skills. The project work comprising modelling of reactors where the reaction is coupled to mass transfer, is aiming to make the students face problems with uncertain data, which is often the case in industry, and to develop written presentation skills as the project work should be presented as a technical report. The first lecture is compulsory.

The examination comprises completed assignment problems, project report and a written exam. The grades pass or fail are given for the assignments and project report, these parts of the course are examined continuously during the course. For the written exam, the grades are U (Failed), 3, 4 and 5. Students who have failed the exam on five occasions will not be allowed further resits.


Advanced level, the course is compulsory for students on the specialization in Chemical and biochemical engineering on the Masters programme in Chemical engineering design and for students on the Masters programme in chemical and biochemical engineering.

Study guidance is available on Canvas in the corresponding room.

Transition terms


Jonas Hedlund

Transition terms
The course T7009K is equal to T7002K

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2017 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
• Fogler, S.H. Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, Latest edition, Pearson education.
• Project description, assignment problems, etc. will be available for downloading from Canvas.

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

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written ExamG U 3 4 53.00MandatoryA17
0002AssignmentsU G#3.00MandatoryA17
0003Project workU G#1.50MandatoryA17

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.