Review of numerical methods applied to kinetic phenomena and reactor design in chemical and biological processes. Homogeneous kinetics and interpretation of reaction rate data. Batch, plug flow, and stirred tank reactor analyses, including reactors in parallel and in series. Selectivity and optimization considerations in multiple reaction systems. Non isothermal reactors. Elements of heterogeneous kinetics, including adsorption isotherms and heterogeneous catalysis. Coupled transport and chemical/biological reaction rates.
540.203 Engineering Thermodynamics and 540.303 Transport Phenomena I, and either 540.202 Introduction to Chemical & Biological Process Analysis or permission of instructor. 540.xxx courses are offered through the full-time Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department.
Not for graduate credit.