Reactor Design

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Reactor Design

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Chemical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    CHE2031F, CEM2007F, DP in CHE2035S, MAM3085F.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    12
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    This course covers Isothermal Homogeneous Reactor Design: Concepts of mole (mass) balances over reactions with ideal flow patterns (plug flow, mixed flow, batch, semi-batch, membrane, bio-chemical, reactors with recycle). Combining and sequencing reactor types. Reaction rate laws, reaction kinetics and elementary reactions. Designing reactors with ideal flow pattern for single and multiple reactions and bio-chemical reactions. Interpreting and analysing experimental reaction data.

    DP requirements: Satisfactory performance in tutorials; minimum of 40% for class mark.

    Assessment: Tutorial Tests, Class tests mini project; June examination 3 hours.

    Sub-minimum: 40% in the final exam.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.