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Applied Reaction Kinetics

Credits 4
Hours per week 2 / 2 / 0
Examination C+Ex
Study Language English
Level Master subject
Guarantor doc. Ing. Bohumil Bernauer, CSc.


The subject is focused on the analysis of behaviour of chemically reacting systems and design of chemical reactors. The students are introduced to basic concepts, mass and energy balances of reacting systems in steady and dynamic states. Further the students are acquainted with the analysis of heterogeneous reactions both catalytic and non catalytic together with chemical reactor models used in heterogeneous reaction applications. The important part of subject is the design of chemical reactor based on laboratory kinetic data.


1. Reaction rate definition. Elementary reactions. Systems of chemical reaction.
2. Balances in isothermal reacting systems. Stoichiometry, conversion.
3. Basic models of chemical reactors for homogeneous systems.
4. Kinetic parameters estimation from isothermal kinetic data.
5. Energy balance in reacting systems. Models of homogeneous non isothermal reactors.
6. Dynamic behaviour of non isothermal homogeneous reactors.
7. Heterogeneous catalytic reactions in a gas phase.
8. Mass and heat transfer in porous catalyst.
9. Fixed bed reactor.
10. Simultaneous separations and reactions.
11. Catalytic membrane separation processes and reactors.
12. Pervaporation membrane reactors
13. Membrane bioreactors.
14. Industrial reactor design.


R:Schmidt L D.: The Engineering of Chemical Reactions, Oxford University Press, 1998.
R:H.S.Fogler,Elements of Chemical Rection Engineering,2nd Edition,Prentice Hall, 1992
A:J.G. Sanchéz Marcano and T.T. Tsotsis, Catalytic Membranes and Membrane Reactors
A:WWW page of prof. H.Scott Fogler: http://www.engin.umich.edu/~cre/

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