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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Reactor Engineering - D111002
Title: Reaktorové inženýrství
Guaranteed by: Department of Organic Technology (111)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2015 to 2021
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:0
E-Credits: winter s.:0
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/0, other [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
Guarantor: Bělohlav Zdeněk prof. Ing. CSc.
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
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The aim of the lectures is to explain the relationship between the properties of the reaction, the properties of the reaction mixture and the construction of industrial chemical reactor ensuring high productivity and high yield of the desired product. Principles of the reactor regime optimisation and the reaction time are explained with the aim to increase the yield of the desired product and to supress formation of undesirable side products. The basic types of experimental chemical reactors are defined and the methods of measurement leading to reliable kinetic data are discussed. Mathematical models for the experimental data treatment are explained.
Aim of the course -
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• Understand to the relationship between the properties of the chemical reaction and the type of industrial reactor which can ensure safety regime and high yield of the desired product.

• Construct mathematical models of the basic types of chemical reactors applicable for simulation of the reactor behaviour.

• Understand to the relationship between the construction and the reactor size on the reactor productivity and the regime safety.

• Apply the methods of regime optimisation to reach high productivity and high yield of the desired product.

Literature -
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Z: Horák J., Pašek J.: Návrh průmyslových chemických reaktorů z laboratorních dat, SNTL, Praha, 1980.

Z: Horák J., Pašek J.: Conception des réacteurs chimiques industriels sur la base des donné de laboratoir, SNTL, Praha 1978 .

Z: Horák J., Pašek J.: Design of industrial Chemical Reactors from Laboratory data, Heyden, London, 1978.

Z: Eckert E., Horák J., Jiráček F., Marek M.: Aplikovaná chemická kinetika. SNTL Praha 1986.

D: Kraus M., Schneider P., Beránek L.: Chemická kinetika pro inženýry, SNTL, Praha 1978.

D: Hanika J.: Vícefázové reaktory, Vydavatelství VŠCHT Praha, 1997.

Syllabus -
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1. Reactor design based on application of a mathematical model and analysis of mikrokinetic and macrokinetic properties of the systém.

2. Definition stoichiometric equation and the characteristics dependent on the equation. Definition of the reaction rate and the rate of heat production.

3. Rate equations applied to noncatalytic reactions.

4. Rate equations applied to catalytic reactions.

5. Effect of temperature on the rates of irreversible reactions. Technological consequences.

6. The effect of temperature on the rate of reversible exothermic reaction- the trajectory of maximum productivity.

7. Reaction systems - regime optimisation for side reactions, the effect of temperature and inlet composition.

8. Reaction systems - optimization of the reaction time for consecutive reactions.

9. Basic types of chemical reactors with defined flow pattern - principles of construction.

10. Choice of the reactor type for a reaction systém.

11. Chemical process safety - risk of a temperature runaway for an exothermic reaction.

12. Methods of experimental research of reaction kinetics - identification of macro- kinetic factors.

Course completion requirements -
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Defence of a written project task and final oral exam

Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Report from individual projects 30
Oral examination 70