Understand a flowsheet of a simple Chemical Industry. Develop the physical and mathematical model of a process
Use fundamental equations and write mass and energy balances in simple processes. Understand the concept of linearization.
Use differential and integral methods for the treatment of reaction rate data.
Use dimensional analysis in order to extract equations.
Write mass and energy balances of chemical compounds in simple physical processes and simple chemical reactors.
Design an ideal isothermal reactor for a specific process.
There are no prerequisite courses.
Definition of Chemical Engineering science and activities of Chemical Engineers in Greece. Overview of the flowsheet of a simple Chemical Industry in relation to the modules in the Chemical Engineering curriculum. Physical and mathematical model of a process. Types of chemical and electrochemical reactors. Mass balances in simple chemical reactors and simple unit operations. Use of differential and integral methods for the treatment of reaction rate data. How to design an ideal isothermal reactor for a specific process. Dimensional analysis. The concept of scale-up. The concept of linearization. Residence time distribution (RTD) in simple single- and multi-chemical reactors.
LECTURES: 3 h/w
RECITATION: 2 h/w
PROJECT / HOMEWORK: 3/semester
Total Module Workload (ECTS Standards):
Problem solving by the students during the semester. One elementary project focusing on the design of an ideal isothermal reactor for a specific process (1 unit bonus on the final mark, if it is > 5).
Final written exam
- ΄΄Introduction to Chemical Engineering΄΄ Notes of Professor Costas Vayenas
- ΄΄Perry’s standard tables and formulas for chemical engineers΄΄, Speight James G., Tziola’s Editions (ISBN: 978-960-418-146-9)
- ΄΄Basic principles and calculations in chemical engineering΄΄, Himmelblau D., Riggs J., Tziola’s Editions (ISBN: 960-418-105-X)