Introduction to the Chemical Reactor Design
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Introduction to the Chemical Reactor Design

Chemical Engineering: Introduction to the Ideal Reactor Design for Isothermal, Constant Density Systems
4.8 (2 ratings)
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Created by Jana Štromajer
Last updated 4/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • derive mole balance
  • derive design equations
  • derive analytical solutions
  • size reactors graphically using Levenspiel Plot
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Requirements
  • basic knowledge of chemical kinetics & calculus (integration, derivation)
Description

The course is an introduction to the chemical reactor design and is constricted to the isothermal, constant density systems. You'll learn the know-how of design of ideal batch reactor, plug flow reactor and the continuous stirred tank reactor.

Build a strong foundation which will help you tackle additional advanced topics in the chemical reactor design!

In this course you will be able to:

  • distinguish between batch and continuous operating mode
  • derive the mole balances which are the basis of the reactor design.
  • derive design equations
  • provide analytical solutions for the first and second order reactions
  • relate the parameters such as volume, conversion and reaction time to each other.
  • size flow reactors graphically using the Levenspiel Plot
  • compare flow reactors graphically and discuss the meaning of their differences.

The course deals with ideal reactors which are strongly simplified models of real chemical reactors. It conveniently summarizes the introduction to the chemical reactor design with its user friendly, colorful and concise approach.

I designed this course mainly for students at undergraduate levels of chemical engineering. There are many equations necessary to be understood in this course. Write them down many times and you are well on your way to design and specify chemical reactors confidently.

Who is the target audience?
  • all engineers
  • students of chemical reaction engineering
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 19 Lectures Collapse All 19 Lectures 01:05:45
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Introduction
1 Lecture 02:47

Students will learn what the course is about and how to take it

Preview 02:47
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Basic Elements of the Chemical Reactor Design
7 Lectures 25:53

Students will learn how to approach the reactor design and what conditions we restrict ourselves to in this course

Preview 02:33

This lecture is a revision of the basics of kinetics. Students will learn how the kinetic laws are applied to the reactor design

Reaction Rate and Rate Law
04:57

This lecture derives the general mole balance which is the basis of the reactor design. Students will learn how to perform the general mole balance of a component

General Mole Balance
02:52

The lecture gives an overview over the three ideal reactors: batch reactor, plug flow reactor and a continuous stirred tank reactor. Students will get to know the operating mode of each of the reactors.

Preview 05:10

The lecture describes time quantities used in the chemical reactor design. Students will learn to distinguish between different time quantities and how they are applied to different reactors.

Time Quantities in the Chemical Reactor Design
03:16

The lecture describes the conversion as the measurement of the extent of the reaction. Students will learn how to express concentrations and molar flows in terms of conversion.

Conversion
03:16

Students will learn what each section is about and how they relate to each other

Introduction to the Sections
03:49
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Introduction to the Ideal Reactors
1 Lecture 04:22

We will introduce three ideal chemical reactors, describe their operating mode and assumptions to be made in modelling of the ideal reactors

Introduction to the Batch Reactor, CSTR and PFR
04:22
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Mole Balance for Ideal Reactors
1 Lecture 04:16

A mole balance for the component A will be derived for each of the reactors. Students will learn how different operating modes affect the derivation of mole balance.

Mole Balance for Batch Reactor, CSTR and PFR
04:16
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Design Equations
3 Lectures 08:10

Students will learn to derive differential and integral design equations for batch reactor.

Batch Design Equations
02:50

Students will learn to derive differential and integral design equations for PFR reactor

PFR Design Equations
03:40

Students will learn how to derive the algebraic design equations for CSTR

Preview 01:40
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Analytical Solutions for Ideal Reactors
2 Lectures 06:50
Analytical Solution for Batch&PFR
04:14

Students will be learn how to derive analytical solutions for the 1st and 2nd order reactions for cstr

Analytical Solutions for CSTR
02:36
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Sizing of Flow Reactors with Levenspiel Plot
3 Lectures 10:27

In this lecture we will size the pfr graphically using Levenspiel Plot. Students will learn how to find the volume and space time necessary for a given conversion

Sizing of PFR
03:41

In this lecture we will size the cstr graphically using Levenspiel Plot. Students will learn how to find the volume and space time necessary for a given conversion

Sizing of CSTR
03:35

In this lecture we will compare pfr and cstr using Levenspiel Plot. Students will understand why different reactor sizes are necessary for the same conversion

Comparison CSTR & PFR
03:11
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Overview of the Sections
1 Lecture 00:00
Overview of the Sections
3 pages
About the Instructor
Jana Štromajer
4.8 Average rating
2 Reviews
234 Students
1 Course
Educator for Chemical Engineering

My name is Jana Štromajer. I come from Slovenia and have been living in Germany since 2011. After completing my chemical engineering degree I started working as an environmental engineer. I continued my career in Germany where I work as an environmental specialist. I started building my tutoring business during my work- free days at 2012. Since then I work as a private teacher, educator, offline and online tutor and a course creator.