Applied Reaction Kinetics - AM105022
Title: Applied Reaction Kinetics
Guaranteed by: Department of Inorganic Technology (105)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2022
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:5
E-Credits: summer s.:5
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/2, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / 30 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Fíla Vlastimil doc. Dr. Ing.
Bernauer Milan Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : S105008
Examination dates   
This subject contains the following additional online materials
The subject is focused on the analysis of behaviour of chemically reacting systems and design of chemical reactors. The students are introduced to basic concepts, mass and energy balances of reacting systems in steady and dynamic states. Further the students are acquainted with the analysis of heterogeneous reactions both catalytic and non catalytic together with chemical reactor models used in heterogeneous reaction applications. The important part of subject is the design of chemical reactor based on laboratory kinetic data.
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Aim of the course

Students will be able to:

Develop mass and energy balances of reacting systems.

Describe the behavior of chemical reactors on the basis of mathematical models.

Create the model of static and dynamic behavior of chemical reactors on the basis of numerical solution of mathematical models.

Interpret the experimental kinetic data on the basis of kinetic models.

Design the industrial reactor using developed kinetic models.

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R:Schmidt L D., The Engineering of Chemical Reactions, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press, 2009.

R:H.S.Fogler, Essentials of Chemical Reaction Engineering,Prentice Hall,2011.

R:H.S.Fogler,Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering,2nd Edition,Prentice Hall, 1992

A:J.G. Sanchéz Marcano and T.T. Tsotsis, Catalytic Membranes and Membrane Reactors

Last update: Fíla Vlastimil (28.03.2023)
Learning resources


2. Matlab software.

3. Macrocommands GAUSSIE (numerical integration), SIRK42E (numerical solution of system of ODE) in Excel.

Last update: Fíla Vlastimil (28.03.2023)

1. Reaction rate definition. Elementary reactions. Systems of chemical reaction.

2. Balances in isothermal reacting systems. Stoichiometry, conversion.

3. Basic models of chemical reactors for homogeneous systems.

4. Kinetic parameters estimation from isothermal kinetic data.

5. Energy balance in reacting systems. Models of homogeneous non isothermal reactors.

6. Dynamic behaviour of non isothermal homogeneous reactors.

7. Heterogeneous catalytic reactions in a gas phase.

8. Mass and heat transfer in porous catalyst.

9. Fixed bed reactor.

10. Simultaneous separations and reactions.

11. Catalytic membrane separation processes and reactors.

12. Pervaporation membrane reactors

13. Membrane bioreactors.

14. Industrial reactor design.

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Entry requirements

Chemical Engineering


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Course completion requirements

Students have to pass successfully two written partial exams after 6th and 10th week of the semester. The performance assessment is passed if it receives a grade of E or higher of ECTS grades.

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Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Práce na individuálním projektu 1 28
Účast na seminářích 1 28
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