Syllabus, Spring 2016
Course Description: Design and operation of chemical reactors. Homogeneous, heterogeneous and biochemical reactions. Ideal and non-ideal reactors. Kinetics of enzyme-catalyzed reactions. Kinetics of substrate utilization and biomass production. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor
Instructor: Özlem Keskin
Office: Eng 224
Office Hours Anytime
Textbook Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering (4th ed.), H.S. Fogler Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ (2005).
Class Hours Mon 16:15 Wed 16:15
Attendance In accordance with University policy, students are expected to attend all lectures. Regular attendance and participation in class and problem sessions will be taken into positive consideration in determining the grades of all students.
Grading Midterm 30%
Academic dishonesty in the form of cheating, plagiarism and collusion are serious offenses and will not be tolerated at Koc University. University Academic Regulations and the Regulations for Student Disciplinary Matters clearly define the policy and the disciplinary action to be taken in case of academic dishonesty. However, if proven guilty, usually the toughest punishment is given to the student, especially if (s)he tries to mislead the commission by lying to them.
Cheating includes, but is not limited to, copying from a classmate or providing answers or information, either written or oral to others. Plagiarism is borrowing or using someone else’s writing or ideas without giving written acknowledgement to the author. This includes copying from a fellow student’s paper or from a text without properly citing the source. Collusion is getting unauthorized help from another person or having someone else write one’s paper or assignment.
Chapter 1: Mole Balances (0.5 week)
Chapter 2: Conversion and Reactor Sizing (0.5week)
Chapter 3: Rate Law and Stoichiometry
Collision theory (1 week)
Transition State Theory (1 week)
Chapter 4: Isothermal Reactor Design (0.5week)
Chapter 5: Collection and Analysis of Rate Data (0.5 week)
Chapter 6: Multiple Reactions (0.5 week)
Chapter 7: Reaction Mechanisms, Pathways, Bioreactions and Bioreactors
Chapter 8: Steady-State Nonisothermal Reactor Design
Chapter 9: Unsteady-state Nonisothermal Reactor Design
Chapter 10: Catalysis and Catalytic Reactors
Kinetics of enzyme-catalyzed reactions
Kinetics of substrate utilization and biomass production
Chapter 11: External Diffusion Effects on Heterogeneous Reactions
Chapter 12: Diffusion and Reaction in Porous Catalysts
Student presentations on projects