Aims and Fit of Module
This module aims to equip students with a basic understanding of the principles of reactor design and of the reasons underlying the selection of reactor type to meet particular sets of process conditions.
A Understand the concepts and fundamental principles of chemical reaction engineering
B Be able to design simple ideal reactors
C Appreciate technical, economic, safety and sustainability issues that can arise
during reactor design
D Understand the interaction of transport phenomena with reactions in a chemical, biochemical or catalytic reactors
Method of teaching and learning
The module will be delivered through standard lectures, which will be accompanied by relevant lecture handouts. Students will also be guided to sections of specific textbooks, and if reading of specific reviews or literature sources is required, then copies of these will be made available in the library for use by the students. At intervals during the module, tutorials will be held for the students to deeply understand the principle of this module.
Students will attend a 2-hour lecture and a 2-hour tutorial per week. Students will also be given guidance and opportunities to practice the various skills mentioned in the specifications. Self-study activities will be extensions or consolidations of work carried out in the lecture and tutorial. There will be 2-day field trips arranged for students to better understand the aims of the teaching. Assessment components of this module will include: 1) questions or tests in lectures or tutorials; 2) coursework to review the topics; 3) group discussion or report that summarizes the lecture topics; and 4) presentation of a critique of the teaching topics. The feedback will help improve the teaching quality and ensure the quality of summative assessment.