MHOH2 - Industrial reactors

Course specification
Course titleIndustrial reactors
Study programmeChemical engineering
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionОблик условљености
    The goalObjective is to introduce students to analysis and application of different types of multiphase reactors applied in industrail processes. The analysis of heat and mass transfer effects in reactors for reaction with heterogeneous catalyst, for systems with catalysts and reactants in different phases.
    The outcomeAcquiring knowledge which enables students to perform detailed analysis of industrial multiphase reactors and also to calculate their efficiency.
    Contents of lecturesDesign and calculation of stirred/agitated reactors and selection of impeller type (power requirements, empirical equations to calculate power requirements, power requirements for heterogeneous fluids); Fixed bed reactrors (two phase systems, fluid flow in two phase systems, fluid-particle interactions, pressure drop); Trickle-bed reactors (three phase systems, pressure drop, liquid hold-up, axial dispersion, examples of reactions, intensification of trickle-bed reactors); Microreactors
    Contents of exercisesExamples of different types of industrial reactors (styrene polymerization, ammonia synthesis, hydrotreating of different petroleum fractions, hydrocracking, steam reforming, catalytic reforming, ethane cracking to produce ethylene, sulphur dioxide oxidation, hydrogenation of cotton seed oil in batch reactor)
    1. Internal material: Design of industrial catalytic reactors, A. Orlovic
    2. The theory and design of chemical reactors; O. Levenspiel, TMF, 1991 in serbian
    3. Elements of chemical reaction engineering; S. Fogler, Prentice Hall 3rd Ed. 1999.
    4. Chemical reactor design, optimization and scale-up, Nauman E.B., Mc Graw-Hill, 2002.
    5. Chemical reactor design and operation; R. Westertep, V.P.M. Van Swaaij, A.A.C.M. Beenackers, 2nd Ed. J Wiley1884 (2001, Student edition).
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingLectures, calculations and case study as student assignment in collaboration with the professor
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lecturesTest paper
    Practical lessonsOral examination50