Chemical Engineering - Reactor Science

€ 845 excl. VAT
1 day

During the course you will learn about the different reactor types, how to use them optimally and what developments there are in reactor design and application.

Reaction kinetics, reactor modelling, validation and intensification

The chemical reactor lies at the heart of most chemical processes. The design and operation often determine the success or failure of the entire process. In the overall process, feedstocks are delivered to the chemical reactor at the appropriate temperature, pressure, and concentrations of species. It is the essential component in which the feed is converted into the desired products and place in the process where the most value is added: lower-value feeds are converted into higher-value products.

Many chemical reactors can be modeled using three main reactor archetypes: batch, continuous-stirred-tank, and plug-flow reactors. By virtue of their design and the typical operating conditions, many complex chemical reactors can be well approximated by these three simple reactor types.

The material and energy balances of these three reactors are sets of first-order, nonlinear ordinary differential equations (ODEs) or nonlinear algebraic equations, or in some situations, differential algebraic equations (DAEs). The great simplification that has become standard practice in introductory reactor design texts is to neglect the momentum balance and a careful treatment of the fluid flow pattern within the reactor. Concentration, temperature and pressure are therefore the usual dependent variables that are solved as functions of time or distance along the reactor as the independent variable.

Optimally utilize the design and operation of a chemical reactor

During the course:

  • You get an overview of different reaction mechanisms
  • A divers series of reactor types is treated
  • Optimalization of reaction and reactor type is allocated
  • The newest developments on reactor design and application will be dealt with
  • You get to understand the influence of a good reactor design on the product and the conversion
  • You learn what the important factors are that influence the process
  • You get an overview of available types of reactors
  • You learn how to optimize existing processes

Intended for
The course is meant for engineers, technologists, designers with a chemical, process, technological or mechanical background on bachelor or master level.

Within the program you can take six other courses. View them all on the page Chemical Engineering.

Course leader

drs. ir. Johan Krop

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  • "Heel interessant, een goede introductie of opfrisser van je kennis van reactorkunde, met goede docenten en informatie over de nieuwste ontwikkelingen. Erg leuk om deel te nemen en bruikbare kennis opgedaan."
    Bilfinger Tebodin Netherlands BV
  • "Uitstekende cursus om mijn kennis over reactorkunde op te frissen. Erg interessant om nieuwe ontwikkelingen in dit vakgebied te zien."
    Bilfinger Tebodin Netherlands BV
  • "Goede opfrisser. Verhelderend."
    Bilfinger Tebodin Netherlands BV
  • "Het enthousiasme van de cursusleiders beviel me."
    William Martens
    Bilfinger Tebodin Netherlands BV

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