Direct use of RTD to predict conversion Part I 
Direct use of RTD to predict conversion Part I
by IIT Madras
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Date Added: July 3, 2016

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Course Index

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

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.

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