2020 Chemical Reaction Engineering II (Heterogeneous System)

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Undergraduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Tago Teruoki 
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Course description and aims

A chemical process consists of reaction and separation units, and the reaction unit is one of the important units in the chemical process. In Chemical Engineering II, the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering which have been learned in Chemical Engineering I, are further developed. First, review typical three type reactors, Batch Reactor, CSTR, and PFR. Then, we learn Chemical Reaction Engineering for reactors consisting of multiple continuous vessels, multi-tube reactors, recycling systems, and autocatalytic reactions. Furthermore, we deal with the reaction engineering of complex reactions involving multiple reaction components and the reaction engineering of non-isothermal reaction systems (exothermic and endothermic reactions).

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand the basics in the reactor design with recycle system
2) Understand the basics in the reactor design with series of reactor system
3) Understand the reactor design in multiple reaction system
4) Understand basics of the non-isothermal reaction


Mass-balance, Reaction rate, Reactor design, Reversible reaction, self-catalytic reaction, multi-component reaction, Non-isothermal reaction system

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Required learning should be completed outside of the classroom for preparation and review purpose.
In every class, a summary of the previous lecture is given.
Towards the end of class, students are given exercise problems related to what is taught on that day to solve.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Chapter 5 Reactor design and operation (1) Feedback study and applications for Batch-, Continuous-stirred tank and Plug-Flow reactors Understand the basics and applications for reactor design
Class 2 Chapter 5 Reactor design and operation (1) Reactor with recycle system Understand the design for reactor with recycle system
Class 3 Chapter 5 Reactor design and operation (2) Appropriate operation for self-catalytic reaction system and the design for the semi-batch reactor system Understand the appropriate reactor design and operation for self-catalytic reaction system (reactors in series) and for semi-batch reactor system
Class 4 Chapter 6 Multiple reaction (1) Stoichometry, yield and selectivity Understand the stoichometry, yield and selectivity in multiple reaction system
Class 5 Chapter 6 Multiple reaction (2) Design equation for reactors in multiple reaction system Understand the design equation for reactors in multiple reaction system
Class 6 Chapter 6 Multiple reaction (3) Kinetic analysis and reactor design in multiple reaction system Understand the kinetic analysis and reactor design in multiple reaction system
Class 7 Chapter 7 Design for Non-isothermal reactor Heat balance and reactor design in Batch Reactor and CSTR under non-isothermal condition Understand the reactor design for non-isothermal reaction system

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Kenji Hashimoto. Hannou Kougaku. Tokyo: Baifukan. ISBN-10: 4563045187

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials are provided during class

Assessment criteria and methods

Final exam (70%), Exercise problems and Reports (30%)

Related courses

  • CAP.C205 : Chemical Process Stoichiometry
  • CAP.C206 : Chemical Reaction Engineering I (Homogeneous System)
  • CAP.B218 : Physical Chemistry III (Kinetics)
  • CAP.C201 : Transport Phenomena I (Momentum)
  • CAP.C203 : Transport Phenomena III (Mass)

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students must have successfully completed "Chemical Process Stoichiometry (C205.R)" and "Chemical Reaction Engineering I (C206.R) " or have equivalent knowledge.

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