Reactor Engineering

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  • Overview of the reactor engineering
  • Basic concepts: stoichiometric relationships in reactions, extent of reaction, mass and energy balances for different reactor system
  • Ideal batch reactor
  • Continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR)
  • CSTR - non-dimensional analysis and stationary states
  • Ideal tubular reactor with plug flow
  • Mass balances for the ideal biochemical reactor (chemostat)
  • Non-dimensional analysis and stationary states of isothermal tubular reactor
  • Non isothermal CSTR and Tubular reactors
  • Dispersion in a tubular reactor
  • Non isothermal tubular reactor with dispersion; Non-dimensional analysis and stationary states
  • Non-dimensional analysis and stationary states of non-ideal reactors
  • Multiplicity of the stationary states and dynamic flow regimes in reactors. Mixing time and residence time distribution (RTD) in non-ideal reactors
  • Multiphase Reactors, Biofilm Reactors
  • Mass and energy balances of multi-phase reactor system
  • Mass balances based on the model of shell in the porous carrier.
  • Non-dimensional analysis and stationary states: new reactors (micro and nano reactors)
  • Flow analysis in microreactor system
  • Process intensification and new reactors
  • Control and optimization of reactor systems


  • analyze the parameters that describe ideal reactors for batch and continuous operation
  • analyze parameters describing single-phase and multiphase non-ideal (real) reactors
  • formulate mass and energy balances for individual reactor systems (tank reactor,continuous stirred tank reactor and tubular reactor) at batch and continuous operation
  • select mathematical methods for estimating the parameters of the reactor model for single phase and multiphase related to the hydrodynamic of the system
  • suggest the calculation of the conversion and effectiveness of the given real systems based on analysis of the hydrodynamic conditions
  • solve mass and energy balances for individual reactor systems by applying appropriate computer sofware.
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