COURSE NAME: REACTOR DESIGN
COURSE CODE: SCT3053
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: DR ABDUL RAHMAN HASSAN
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: Design of reactors ensure that chemical reactions proceed with the highest efficiency towards the desired output product, producing the highest yield of product while requiring the least amount of money to purchase and operate. Numerous factors may affect operations of reactors and a number of problem solving solutions are needed to ensure efficiency of chemical reactions running in the reactors.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: Semester V / Year 3
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

 

28

T

 

0

P

 

0

O

 

92

L + T + P + O = 120 HOURS
CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: The module aims to:

  • Understanding the principles of chemical processes in the different types of chemical reactors
  • Describes the concepts for process intensification, micro-structured reactors and design of such industrial reactors
  • Explain the catalyst, catalytic process and heterogeneous catalytic reactors based on the chemical reactions.
  • Derive and apply the chemical balances, chemical reactor operations for reactor scale up and process optimization.
LEARNING OUTCOMES:

 

Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

1.     Discuss the concept of chemical reaction and chemical reactor operation (LO1 – C3)

2.     Describe the catalyst and catalytic chemical reactor operations. (LO4 – P1, CS3)

3.     Demonstrate the energy balances and reactor operational parameters for reactor design (LO3, A3, CTPS3).

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop problem solving skills through a process of lectures, assignments (project).
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY: Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, group works and project (assignment) using authentic materials, informal activities and various reading materials/textbooks.

Assessment strategies:

  • Formative
  • Summative
SYNOPSIS: This course covers basic concept in reactor design, optimization and scale-up studies. The course starts with the basic elementary reactions in ideal reactors. Then, the course continues to the multiples reactions in batch reactors, isothermal reactors, and stirred tank and reactor combinations. The course will also discuss on thermal effects and energy balances, design and optimization studies. Various reactor designs will be discussed in this course such as tubular reactors in laminar flow, packed beds and turbulent tubes, heterogeneous catalysis and multiphase reactors. The applications of chemical reaction engineering and catalytic reaction engineering are also be included. Finally, students will be exposed to the unsteady reactors, residence time distributions and reactor design at meso, micro and nanoscales.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, quizzes, assignments (project)
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (60%)
Category Percentage (%)
•       Cognitive

•       Psychomotor

• Tests

• Quizzes

• Assignments (Industrial project)

•   Presentation

30

10

10

10

B. Final Examination (40%)
Examination – Structured type questions 40
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.     Nauman, E.B. 2008. Chemical Reactor Design: Optimization andScale-up. John Wiley & Sons Inc.

2.     Mann, U. 2008. Principles of Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design, John Wiley & Sons Inc.

3.     Luyben, W.L.  2007.  Chemical Reactor Design and Control, John Wiley & Sons Inc.

4.     Fogler, H.S. 2005. Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, 4th Ed.  Prentice Hall.

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING