engr-331   Kinetics/Reactor Design

An introduction to chemical kinetics and reactor design. Principles of kinetics of homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions with differential and integral analysis of kinetic data are included. Ideal reactor design concepts, non-isothermal reactor design, and design of catalyzed fluid-solid reactors are presented. Mass transfer, as it impacts multiphase reactor design, is introduced. One open-ended team design project and one kinetics lab project will be done to reinforce concepts presented in class. Prerequisites: Engineering 312, 330, and Chemistry 317.