FPEN 604: Chemical and Biochemical Reaction Engineering


The course will provide insight into design and modeling of chemical and biochemical reaction engineering systems. Topics to be covered will include: Overview of chemical reaction engineering, Homogeneous reactions in ideal reactors, Kinetics of Homogeneous Reactions, Interpretation of Batch Reactor Data, Introduction to Reactor Design, Ideal Reactors for a single Reaction, Design for single reactions, Design for Parallel Reactions, Reactions Catalyzed by Solids, Heterogeneous Reactions, Solid catalyzed Reactions, Biochemical Reaction Systems, Enzyme Fermentation, Microbial Fermentation, Substrate-Limiting Microbial Fermentation, Product-Limiting Microbial Fermentation.