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CHE 354 - Chemical Reactor Design Spring, 2008SYLLABUSInstructor: Dr. Alan M. Lane, A127K Bevill, 348-1729, [email protected]: Fogler, H. Scott, Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, 4th ed., Prentice Hall, 2006. Class Time and Place: MWF 11:00-11:30, 110 AIMEWeb Page: http://unix.eng.ua.edu/~checlass/che354 Course Prerequisite: CHE 255 (Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics)Catalog DescriptionReaction rate equations and comparison with experimental data; use of rate information for the design of chemical reactors.Relationship of course to meeting ABET Program Outcomes16. A working knowledge of chemical reaction engineering:Students are required to demonstrate a working knowledge of the fundamental concepts of reaction engineering including mole balances; conversion and reactor sizing; rate laws and stoichiometry; analysis of rate data; isothermal and nonisothermal reactor design. Evaluation of student performance is CBG of SCE. A grade of 70% in the course is a satisfactory performance.11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessaryfor engineering practice:Students are required to use computer techniques to numerically solve systems of coupled ordinary differential equations to determine concentration, temperature, and pressure profiles in a packed bed reactor. Evaluation of student performance with computer skills is based on a rubric while standard testing methods were used to evaluate students’ knowledge and problem solving ability.20.b. A working knowledge of modern computing techniques:Students are required to use computer techniques to numerically solve systems of coupled ordinary differential equations to determine concentration, temperature, and pressure profiles in a packed bed reactor. Evaluation of student performance with computer skills is based on a rubric while standard testing methods were used to evaluate students’ knowledge and problem solving ability.ScheduleDate Topic ReadingJan 9 Introduction Preface11 Rate of reaction 1:1-814 Ideal reactors and the general mole balance 1:8-2416 Sizing a reactor using the design equation 2:37-5418 Sequencing a series of reactors 2:54-6921 MLK Birthday23 Rate equations 3:79-9925 Stoichiometry 3:99-12328 Isothermal reactor design, batch reactor 4:143-15630 Continuous stirred tank reactor 4:156-168Feb 1 Tubular reactor 4:168-1754 Pressure drop 4:175-1986 Exam #1 (Chapters 1-3)8 Micro reactor 4:198-20711 Membrane reactor 4:207-21513 Unsteady operation 4:215-2271518 Rate data from batch reactor 5:253-27720 5:277-28122 Differential reactor 5:281-29125 Parallel and series reactions 6:305-32627 Exam #2 (Chapter 4)29 Complex multiple reactions 6:327-347Mar 3 Ammonia oxidation 6:347-3575 Nonelementary rate equations 7:377-3947 Enzymatic reactions 7:394-40910 Inhibition of enzymatic reactions 7:409-41812 Bioreactors 7:418-43914 Physiologically based pharmacokinetic models 7:439-447Spring Break24 Nonisothermal reactor design, energy balance 8:471-48626 Adiabatic operation 8:486-49528 Tubular reactor with heat exchange 8:495-51131 Equilibrium conversion 8:511-521Apr 2 Exam #3 (Chapters 5-7)4 CSTR with heat effects 8:521-5327 Multiple steady states 8:533-5439 Nonisothermal multiple reactions 8:543-55111 Radial and axial variations 8:551-56214 Catalysis 10:645-67116 Mechanism and rate law 10:671-68818 Honors Day21 Data analysis 10:688-69823 Exam #4 (Chapter 8) 25 Microelectronic fabrication 10:698-70728 Catalyst deactivation 10:707-73330 ReviewMay 2 Review2Topics1. Rate laws and stoichiometry2. Mole balances3. Design and analysis of ideal reactors4. Design and analysis of laboratory experiments5. Multiple reactions6. Biological reactions and reactors7. Energy balances8. CatalysisExpected Outcomes1. Describe the ideal reactors (batch, CSTR, PFR).2. Design and analyze reactors using mole, energy, and momentum balances.3. Solve systems of coupled, ordinary differential equations using software packages.4. Use mechanistic insights to develop complex reaction kinetics.5. Design and interpret laboratory experiments.6. Incorporate catalyst activity, selectivity, and stability in reactor design.7. Use algorithms to solve problems through logic rather than memorization.8. Work effectively with a team.Lecture and ReadingReading assignments will parallel the lecture. It is strongly encouraged that you completethe reading before the lecture as it will greatly enhance your grasp of the material and make the lectures much more useful. Please note that lectures will clarify and supplement the text book. Exams and assignments will contain material from the reading that has not been explicitly covered in the lecture. ExamsFour midterm exams and a comprehensive final exam will be given as shown on the schedule. All exams are closed book but you may bring one sheet of hand written notes. No exams will be dropped.Attendance and Make Up WorkAttendance is required and frequent absences will be considered in the course grade. Make up exams will be available under extraordinary circumstances, but the scope and difficulty will reflect the extra time allowed for preparation. No late homework will be accepted.Team Homework AssignmentsHomework will be assigned to teams at least one week in advance and will be due at the beginning of each Friday lecture. Detailed expectations will be provided in a separate document.GradingFinal grades will be assigned according to the following formula:Grade = 0.1*HW + 0.6*Exams + 0.3*Final3Code of Academic Conduct (see UA catalog for details)All students in attendance at The University of Alabama are expected to be honorable andto observe standards of conduct appropriate to a community of scholars. The University of Alabama expects from its students a higher standard of conduct than the minimum required to avoid discipline. At the beginning of each semester and on tests and projects at the discretion of the professor, each student will be expected to sign an Academic Honor Pledge. The pledge readsas follows: I promise or affirm that I will not at any time be involved with cheating, plagiarism, fabrication, or misrepresentation while enrolled as a student at The University of Alabama. I have read the Academic Honor Code, which explains disciplinary procedures that will result from the aforementioned. I understand that violation of this code will result in penalties as severe as indefinite suspension from the University. Plagiarism DetectionThe University of Alabama is committed to


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