A good understanding of the basic principles and applications of heterogeneous catalysis and of the structure of solid catalysts.
A good understanding of the concept of the intrinsic rate of catalytic reactions and of the concept of the global (overall) rate.
Ability to develop the intrinsic rate of catalytic reactions through their mechanism and to test it with experimental data.
Ability to incorporate phenomena of external and/or internal mass and heat transfer to the intrinsic rate and develop the global rate of catalytic reactions.
Familiarization with the different models of simulation of catalytic reactors and their basic assumptions
Chemical Reaction Engineering I
- Qualitative description of various types of heterogeneous reactors.
- The catalytic action, catalytic reactions, preparation and characterization of catalysts.
- Mechanisms of catalytic reactions and development of the intrinsic rate.
- Mass and heat transport phenomena in various reactor types.
- Internal mass and heat transport phenomena. Effectiveness factor.
- Catalytic reactor models and basic principleas of their simulation.
LECTURES: 3 h/w
RECITATION: 2 h/w
Total Module Workload (ECTS Standards):
Problem solving through the entire semester (mandatory)
One or two quizzes during the term.
Final written exam at the end of the term
1. X. E. Verykios, “ Heterogeneous Catalytic Reactions and Reactors”, Kostarakis Publications, Athens 2004 (in Greek)
2. M. Smith, “Chemical Engineering Kinetics”, McGraw-Hill, New York 1981.