ENCH392-18S1 (C) Semester One 2018

Thermodynamics And Chemical Reaction Engineering

15 points
19 Feb 2018 - 24 Jun 2018

Description

Thermodynamics of fluids and phase equilibrium and the fundamentals of chemical reaction engineering. Thermodynamic topics covered include: volumetric properties of fluids, thermodynamic properties of pure fluids, behaviour of solutions and phase equilibria. Chemical reaction engineering topics covered include: reaction kinetics and rate equations, reactor design, collection and analysis of kinetic data, heterogeneous reactions and catalysis, mixing and non-ideal flow in reactors.

COURSE CONTENT
This course is a 36-lecture course, covering reaction engineering and thermodynamics. Chemical reaction engineering assumes knowledge of ENCH241, mainly around chemical reaction rate, stoichiometry and orders of reaction plus some concepts of material balances from ENCH291. The thermodynamics section assumes knowledge from ENCH291 and 292, and covers: a review of fundamentals, volumetric properties of fluids, thermodynamic properties of pure fluids, behaviour of solutions and phase equilibrium.

Learning Outcomes

  • An understanding of reactions and their relevance to chemical engineering
  • Introduction to reaction rate laws and interpretation of reaction rate data
  • Proficiency in sizing isothermal ideal reactors
  • An understanding of chemical reaction equilibrium
  • To be able to describe the properties of a non-isothermal reactor
  • Understanding of the effect of non-ideal flow conditions on chemical reaction
  • Understanding of the effect of mass transfer on chemical reaction
  • An appreciation and basic understanding of equation of states and their relevance to chemical engineering
  • An understanding of the relationship between thermodynamic properties
  • Understand phase equilibrium and its thermodynamic basis
  • Have a basic knowledge of solution thermodynamics
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Pre-requisites

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 031 Lecture Theatre 19 Feb - 1 Apr
23 Apr - 3 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 E6 Lecture Theatre 19 Feb - 1 Apr
23 Apr - 3 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 F3 Lecture Theatre 19 Feb - 25 Mar
23 Apr - 3 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 A4 Lecture Theatre 23 Apr - 29 Apr

Course Coordinator

Alex Yip

Lecturers

Alex Yip , Sean Pourazadi and Rob Davis

TOPICS

THERMODYNAMICS
• Review of 1st law, 2nd law, phases and equilibrium
(e.g. SVA Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5)
• Volumetric properties of pure fluids
(e.g. SVA Chapter 3)
• Thermodynamic properties of fluids
(e.g. SVA Chapter 6)
• Solution thermodynamics, Phase and chemical reaction equilibrium
(e.g. de Nevers Chapters 3–8 and SVA Chapters 10–12,14)


CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING TOPICS (Term 2)
• Reaction rates, mole balances, conversion, ideal reactors
(Fogler Chapter 1)
• Rate laws, rate constants, Arrhenius equation for temperature dependence, rate data
(Fogler Chapter 3,7)
• Isothermal reactor design, conversion, variable flow rates, reactors in series, ∆P
(Fogler Chapters 5-6)
• Multi-step reaction mechanisms and rate laws
• Non-isothermal reactors, heat effects
• Non-ideal flow
-Tracer studies and residence time distributions
- Bypass and deadzones
- Models of non-ideal flow
 Maximum-mixedness vs complete segregation
 Tanks in series
 Tanks with bypass and deadzones
 Laminar flow vs plug flow

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Final Exam 60% 15% - Reaction Eng 35% - Thermodynamics 10% Mass Transfer in Reaction Engineering
Thermodynamics Online Quizzes x 2 15% 2 Quizzes on 26 April and 10 May (7.5% each)
Reaction Engineering Assignment 29 Mar 2018 18%
Mass Transfer Assignment 31 May 2018 7%


COURSE POLICY ON COLLABORATION AND CHEATING:
Solving problems in small teams and collaborative learning when working on assignments is encouraged. However direct copying is plagiarism and will result in zero marks for all students involved. When assessment is distributed, you will be instructed whether the assessment is to be submitted for marking individually or as part of a pair/group. The homework is designed as a tool to help prepare you for the exams. The advice is to try them individually before collaborating in groups.

ASSESSMENT COMPLETION AND SPECIAL CONSIDERATION
Completion of all assessment items is a requirement for passing this course.

Students may apply for special consideration if their performance in an assessment worth 10% or more is affected by circumstances including illness, bereavement, and some sporting events. Please see http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/ for more information or ask the course coordinator.

If students are unable to complete assessment items worth less than 10% of the course, or feel that their performance was or could be impaired, they should contact the course coordinator for special consideration. Such requests should be made before the assessment completion date - requests after this time will only be considered under special circumstances.

Students prevented by circumstances from completing the course after the final date for withdrawing, may apply for special consideration for late discontinuation of the course.  Applications must be submitted to the Examinations Office within five days of the end of the main examination period for the semester.

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

De Nevers, Noel; Physical and chemical equilibrium for chemical engineers; Wiley, 2002.

Fogler, H. Scott; Essentials of chemical reaction engineering; Prentice Hall, 2011 (or any reaction engineering text by Fogler).

Smith, J. M. , Van Ness, H. C., Abbott, Michael M; Introduction to chemical engineering thermodynamics; 7th ed; McGraw-Hill, 2005.

Notes

CONCERNS
Students with concerns about the course should contact any of the teachers listed above, the 2nd Pro Director of Studies or the Head of Department

GENERAL POLICIES OF THE DEPARTMENT
Students may obtain the general policies of the University on matters such as the special consideration applications, appeals procedures, reconsideration of grades and special provision for students with disabilities from the University Calendar.

RELATION TO OTHER COURSES
Prerequisites: ENCH296, ENCH241. ENCH392 is a compulsory 2nd Professional course.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS
36 lectures and assessments as advised.

36 contact hours and completion of all assessments.

Additional Course Outline Information

Late submission of work

Students with concerns about the course should contact any of the teachers listed above, the 2nd Pro Director of Studies or the Head of Department

Notes

Concerns

Students with concerns about the course should contact any of the teachers listed above, the 2nd Pro Director of Studies or the Head of Department

General Policies of the Department

Students may obtain the general policies of the University on matters such as the aegrotat applications, appeals procedures, reconsideration of grades and special provision for students with disabilities from the University Calendar.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $937.00

International fee $5,125.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Chemical and Process Engineering.

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