Combustion Technology and Chemical Reactors

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Have knowledge about the technologies used within emission control and how chemical kinetics influences combustion processes
  • Understand the analytical methods used in the analysis of combustion flames
  • Understand the analytical methods used in processes involving simultaneous heat and mass transfer
  • Understand the terminologies and notations used in fundamental chemical reactor analysis.
  • Understand how mixing affects the conversion in actual chemical reactors
  • Understand how catalysts are practically arranged and supported in various types of chemical reactors and understand how this affects the overall performance parameters

Skills

  • Be able to use software used in combustion analysis
  • Be able to calculate chemical compositions arising from kinetically controlled chemical re-actions considering chemical mechanisms and the Arrhenius equation
  • Understand the analytical methods used in the analysis of combustion flames
  • Be able to design fundamental emission control systems
  • Be able to design and model the fundamental classes of chemical reactors, i.e. plug flow reactors, constantly stirred reactors and batch reactors with one and multiply simultaneous reactions considering chemical kinetics in one and multiple dimensions, isothermally or non-isothermally as well as in steady and unsteady operation
  • Be able to calculate mass convection and diffusion and perform fundamental analysis on processes involving combined heat and mass transfer processes
  • Be able to estimate the mass transport in porous materials
  • Have the ability to apply and integrate the topics in an interdisciplinary correspondence with other related disciplines
  • Be able to understand the assumptions of the fundamental design of chemical reactors and combined heat and mass transfer

Competences

  • Be able to use software used in combustion analysis
  • Be able to calculate chemical compositions arising from kinetically controlled chemical re-actions considering chemical mechanisms and the Arrhenius equation
  • Understand the analytical methods used in the analysis of combustion flames
  • Be able to design fundamental emission control systems
  • Be able to design and model the fundamental classes of chemical reactors, i.e. plug flow reactors, constantly stirred reactors and batch reactors with one and multiply simultaneous reactions considering chemical kinetics in one and multiple dimensions, isothermally or non-isothermally as well as in steady and unsteady operation
  • Be able to calculate mass convection and diffusion and perform fundamental analysis on processes involving combined heat and mass transfer processes
  • Be able to estimate the mass transport in porous materials
  • Have the ability to apply and integrate the topics in an interdisciplinary correspondence with other related disciplines
  • Be able to understand the assumptions of the fundamental design of chemical reactors and combined heat and mass transfer

Type of instruction

Mainly via lectures, supplemented by workshops, exercises, hands-on and self-study.



Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module, the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student

Exam

Exams

Name of examCombustion Technology and Chemical Reactors
Type of exam
Oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.
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Facts about the module

Danish titleForbrændingsteknik og kemiske reaktorer
Module codeN-SEE-K2-4
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science
SchoolSchool of Engineering and Science