MHEI6 - Electrochemical reactors

Course specification
Course titleElectrochemical reactors
Study programmeChemical engineering
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ConditionОблик условљености
      The goalCourse should enable a student to analyze and improve performances of a given reactor encountered in an electrochemical plant or water purification unit as well as to select or even design the reactor for a specific purpose.
      The outcomeStudent connected previous knowledge of the chemical and electrochemical kinetics with the mass transfer phenomena and grasp mathematical models of electrochemical reactors ; - Student is familiar with some examples of electrochemical reactors applied in different fields of electrochemical technology ; - Student is able to i) analyze performances of a given reactor, ii) select a proper reactor available on the market and possibly iii) design electrochemical reactor for a specific purpose
      Contents of lectures* Components and operating regimes of the electrochemical reactors, classification of the reactors ; * Model of the plug-flow reactor and recirculating plug-flow reactors ; * Models of the electrochemical reactors with ideal mixing – continuous flow stirred tank reactor, recirculation, cascade, batch reactor ; * Specific reactors – plug-flow reactor with total recirculation, cascade of plug-flow reactors, electrochemical reactors with tridimensional electrode ; * Influence of the chemical steps and adsorption on the reactor design ; * Connection of individual units into a composite reactor ; * Optimization of electrochemical reactors, simulation and control of the reactors, similarity and scale-up of the reactors ; * Practical examples of electrochemical reactors – reactor for organic electrosynthesis, reactor for waste water treatment, bio-electrochemical reactor
      Contents of exercisesIndividual student’s work on the literature survey, writing and presentation of the seminar paper
      1. 1. S. Zečević, S. Gojković, B. Nikolić, Elektrochemical Engineering, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, Belgrade, 2011. (in Serbian)
      2. 2. D.J. Picket, Electrochemical Reactor Design, (2nd ed.), Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1979.
      3. 3. K. Scott, Electrochemical Reaction Engineering, Academic Press, London, 1991.
      4. 4. G. Prentice, Electrochemical Engineering Principles, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, 1991.
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachingLectures – theory and numerical problems ; Individual student’s work
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lecturesTest paper
      Practical lessons20Oral examination50