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Topic 1: Introduction to concepts and principles of heterogeneous reactions systems

Abdulaziz July 2, 2021

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

After completion of this topic you should be able to…

  • Describe the main contact patterns (mixed flow and plug flow) and ideal design equations used in heterogeneous reaction systems.
  • Apply design equations to size and design:
    • Ideal PBRs
    • Ideal Fluidized CSTRs
  • Explain the following concepts: what a catalyst is, the basic steps involved in the solid-catalyst reaction system, and the rate-limiting step.

Reading List

Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering
5th Edition H. Scott Fogler
Chapter 10 – Catalysis and Catalytic Reactors (p. 399-492)