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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Reactor Engineering - P111005
Title: Reaktorové inženýrství
Guaranteed by: Department of Organic Technology (111)
Actual: from 2019
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/0 other [hours/week]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Čapek Pavel doc. Ing. CSc.
Karaba Adam Ing. Ph.D.
Bernauer Milan Ing. Ph.D.
Z//Is interchangeable with: AP111005
Annotation -
Last update: Čapek Pavel doc. Ing. CSc. (25.06.2018)
The course is focused on methods of chemical kinetics and design of chemical reactors. The attention is also paid to the role of mass and heat transport in reaction systems with solid catalysts. On the background of construction of the common industrial chemical reactors, their mathematical models represented by ordinary and partial differential equations are derived and, consequently, solved using numerical methods. The models serve as an instrument for exemplifying the typical behaviour of reactors. In addition, methods of analysing the kinetic data collected in the ideal reactors are presented.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Čapek Pavel doc. Ing. CSc. (25.06.2018)

Students will be able to:

1. Formulate local balance of mass, motion and energy in reaction systems.

2. Describe the construction of ubiquitous chemical reactors.

3. Formulate mathematical models of a selected reactor on the basis of its construction and discuss their advantages and drawbacks.

4. Account for steady-state and dynamic behaviour of chemical reactors with the aid of mathematical modelling.

5. Interpret experimental kinetic data.

Literature -
Last update: Čapek Pavel doc. Ing. CSc. (25.06.2018)

R: K. R. Westerterp, W. P. M. Van Swaaij, A. A. C. M. Beenackers: Chemical Reactor Design and Operation, J. Wiley & Sons, Chichester (1984). ISBN: 0 471 90183 0

A: H. Scott Fogler: Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering. 4th Edition Prentice Hall, 2006, ISBN: 0-13-047394-4.

A: H. A. Jakobsen: Chemical Reactor Modeling. Multiphase Reactive Flow. Springer, Berlin (2008). ISBN: 978-3-540-25197-2

Learning resources -
Last update: Čapek Pavel doc. Ing. CSc. (25.06.2018)

Perry's chemical engineering handbook, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1999, 0071154485

Matlab software.

Syllabus -
Last update: Čapek Pavel doc. Ing. CSc. (25.06.2018)


1. Revision of basic terminology of chemical kinetics and reactor engineering. Revision of basic (ideal) types of chemical reactors.

2. Local balances of mass, momentum and energy: Equations of continuity, motion, and energy.

3. Rate laws for complex reaction systems. Langmuir-Hinshelwood and Eley-Rideal mechanisms of reactions at solid-gas interface.

4. Estimation of parameters of kinetic equations.

5. Transport phenomena in porous catalysts. Transport mechanisms. Maxwell-Stefan’s equations. Effective transport coefficients and their estimation.

6. Porous particle of catalyst and mass transport.

7. Porous particle of catalyst and simultaneous mass and heat transport.

8. Fixed bed reactors: gaseous reaction mixture – solid catalyst.

9. One-dimensional pseudo-homogeneous model of catalytic reactors with heat transfer.

10. Two-dimensional pseudo-homogeneous model of catalytic reactors with heat transfer.

11. Two-dimensional heterogeneous model of catalytic reactors with heat transfer.

12. Multiphase reactors (trickle bed and slurry reactors).

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Čapek Pavel doc. Ing. CSc. (25.06.2018)

Students must pass the final written test and, consequently, must pass the oral examination.