FPEN 403: Chemical and Biochemical Reaction engineering


Objectives: To acquire knowledge and skills in designing and developing industrial scale chemical reactors.

Description: The course will cover topics including the concepts of rate, stoichiometry, equilibrium, and the analysis of chemical and biological systems. The students would be guided to appreciate derivation of rate expressions from reaction mechanisms and equilibrium or steady state assumptions. Also discussed are batch, plug flow and continuous stirred tank reactor designs, heterogeneous and enzymatic catalysis, heat and mass transport in reactors, including diffusion to and within catalyst particles and cells or immobilized enzymes.