Chemical Reaction Engineering 1: Homogeneous Reactors

Course Description

In simple terms, Chemical Engineering deals with the production of a variety of chemicals on large scale. Large scale production is associated with the engineering problems such as fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, mixing and all types of unit operations. These chemicals are produced through chemical reactions in a vessel called “Chemical Reactor”. Chemical Reactor is known as the heart of any chemical plant since the new chemicals are produced only in this vessel and the economics of the entire plant depends on the design of reactor.

Chemical Reaction Engineering (CRE) deals with the design of Chemical Reactors to produce chemicals. The design of Chemical Reactors is based on a few simple and useful concepts. Though the concepts are simple, it is not easy for the students to develop a feeling for these concepts unless the teacher explains by giving different day to day examples with which the students are familiar with. This is what I tried to do in these courses, one on homogeneous reactions (some call this as Chemical Reaction Engineering I) and heterogeneous reactions (some call this is as Chemical Reaction Engineering II).

After understanding the concepts, if we look at the subject of Chemical Reaction Engineering, it will be full of simple to complex mathematics. But, without understanding the concepts, the subject appears to be meaningless mathematical exercise and the student does not have “a feel for the design of the reactor." My experience at IIT Madras for the last 30+ years, unfortunately, is that, even most of the PG students who come for their Master’s and Doctorate degrees also do not have “the feel for the design of the reactor”. I find that this is due to lack of conceptual understanding of fundamentals of Chemical Reaction Engineering.

Chemical Reaction Engineering 1: Homogeneous Reactors
Prof K. Krishnaiah in Lecture 54: Diagnosing the ills of equipments & Various RTD Models
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Video Lectures & Study Materials

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# Lecture Play Lecture
1 Motivation & Introduction Part I Play Video
2 Motivation & Introduction Part II Play Video
3 What is Chemical Engineering Part I Play Video
4 What is Chemical Engineering Part II Play Video
5 What is Chemical Reaction Engineering Part I Play Video
6 What is Chemical Reaction Engineering Part II Play Video
7 Homogeneous & Heterogeneous Reactions Part I Play Video
8 Homogeneous & Heterogeneous Reactions Part II Play Video
9 Basics of Kinetics and Contacting Play Video
10 Design of Batch Reactors Part I Play Video
11 Design of Batch Reactors Part II Play Video
12 Basics of Plug Flow Reactor Part I Play Video
13 Basics of Plug Flow Reactor Part II Play Video
14 Design of Plug Flow Reactors Part I Play Video
15 Design of Plug Flow Reactors Part II Play Video
16 Basics of Mixed Flow Reactors Play Video
17 Design of Mixed Flow Reactors Play Video
18 Basics of Kinetics Play Video
19 Kinetics of Heterogeneous Reactions Part I Play Video
20 Kinetics of Heterogeneous Reactions Part II Play Video
21 Kinetics of Heterogeneous Reactions Part III Play Video
22 Kinetics of Homogeneous Reactions Play Video
23 Reaction Rate for Homogeneous Reactions Play Video
24 Gas Phase Homogeneous Reactions Play Video
25 Reactor Design of PFR Play Video
26 Reactor Design for MFR and Combination of Reactors Play Video
27 PFR and MFR in Series Play Video
28 Unsteady State MFR and PFR Play Video
29 Recycle Reactors Play Video
30 Recycle Reactors (Autocatalytic Reactions) Part I Play Video
31 Recycle Reactors (Autocatalytic Reactions) Part II Play Video
32 Multiple Reactions Part I Play Video
33 Multiple Reactions Part II Play Video
34 Multiple Reactions Part III Play Video
35 Multiple Reactions Part IV Play Video
36 Multiple Reactions Part V Play Video
37 Multiple Reactions Part VI Play Video
38 Non-Isothermal Reactors Part I Play Video
39 Non-Isothermal Reactors Part II Play Video
40 Non-Isothermal Reactors (Graphical Design) Play Video
41 Non-Isothermal Reactors II & Adiabatic Reactors Play Video
42 Non-Isothermal Reactors III (Graphical Design) Play Video
43 Non-Isothermal Batch Reactors Play Video
44 Non-isothermal Plug Flow Reactors Part I Play Video
45 Non-isothermal Plug Flow Reactors Part II Play Video
46 Adiabatic Plug Flow Reactors Play Video
47 Non-isothermal Mixed Flow Reactors Play Video
48 Non-isothermal Mixed Flow Reactors II: Multiple steady states, Part I Play Video
49 Non-isothermal Mixed Flow Reactors III: Multiple steady states, Part II Play Video
50 Non-Ideal Flow & Residence Time Distributions (RTD) Basics Part I Play Video
51 Non-Ideal Flow & Residence Time Distributions (RTD) Basics Part II Play Video
52 RTD for Various Reactors Part I Play Video
53 RTD for Various Reactors Part II Play Video
54 Diagnosing the ills of equipments & Various RTD Models Play Video
55 Dispersion Model Play Video
56 Dispersion with Reaction Model and Tanks in Series Model Play Video
57 Multi-parameter Model (MFR with dead space and bypass) Play Video
58 Direct use of RTD to predict conversion Part I Play Video
59 Direct use of RTD to predict conversion Part II Play Video
60 Direct use of RTD to predict conversion Part III Play Video

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