University of Technology Sydney

41384 Chemical Thermodynamics and Reactor Design

Requisite(s): 43015 Thermofluids B AND 65212 Chemistry 2



This subject provides students with working knowledge to design reactors of common types including plug flow, packedbed, batch and continuously stirred tank reactors. Fundamental knowledge of reaction kinetics and equilibrium is integrated with gas, liquid and solid-state functions (i.e. internal energy, enthalpy, entropy, and Gibbs free energy) to describe and model chemical processes within each reactor type. Design equations are initially formulated with a single chemical reaction then generalised to multiple reactions to illustrate practical reactor design involving chemical, biochemical and catalytic reactions.

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Autumn session, City campus

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