Chemical Reaction Engineering


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge gained in Fundamental Chemical Engineering and Thermodynamics, General Chemistry, Inorganic and organic chemistry

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • explain fundamental concepts of chemical reaction engineering
  • account for ideal and non-ideal chemical reactors and reactor systems
  • describe the development of kinetic models on the basis of chemical reaction mechanisms
  • explain how reactor design and process conditions can be used to optimize yield and product distribution
  • explain the principles for catalysis and catalytic reactions
  • describe the reaction systems for major chemical and biotechnological products


  • analyze kinetic data from ideal reactors
  • set up rate equations for chemical and biochemical reactions based on knowledge of reaction mechanisms
  • test rate equations from kinetic data
  • solve equations for analysis and design of ideal reactors or reactor systems operating isothermally or adiabatically
  • optimize yield and selectivity of multiple reactions
  • model and analyze reactors for chemical or biochemical industrial reactions


  • apply the knowledge of kinetics and reactor design to the modelling systems for e.g. natural processes

Type of instruction

  • Lectures and theoretical exercises

Extent and expected workload

150 hours



Name of examChemical Reaction Engineering
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleKemisk reaktionsteknik
Module codeK-KT-B5-4
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science