Chemical Reaction Engineering




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Introduction: Definition of rate of reaction, types of reactors, industrial I reactions and reactors Basic Concepts in Chemical Kinetics: reaction rate constant, reaction order, elementary reactions and molecularity, reversible reactions, non elementary reactions. Collection and Analysis of Rate Data: simple constant volume arid variable volume reaction systems, differential and integral methods of kinetic analysis, half lives, least squares analysis. Non elementary Homogeneous Reactions: reaction mechanisms, pseudo steady state hypothesis, chain reactions, enzyme reactions Isothermal Reactor Design: batch reactor, mixed flow reactor, plug flow reactor; multiple reactor systems Design for Multiple Reactions in Isothermal Reactors: mass balances, selectivity and yield, parallel reactions, series reactions, complex reactions, best operating conditions for multiple reactions. Non isothermal Reactors: energy balances for batch, mixed flow and plug flow reactors; adiabatic reactors, non-adiabatic reactors, multiple reactors with inter stage cooling, multiple steady states. Non ideal flow: residence time distribution, tankin series model, dispersion model, applications to design 



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