Chemical Reactors and Process Systems


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved in Thermal and fluid dynamic systems or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Be able to understand components and system configurations used in electrochemical and chemical conversion processes
  • Understand the terminologies and notations used in fundamental electrochemical and chemical reactor analysis
  • Have knowledge about applications of mass transfer used in relation to electrochemical and chemical reactors as well as processing systems
  • Have knowledge about dynamic modelling of process systems


  • Be able to design and model the fundamental classes of chemical reactors with one or multiple simultaneous reactions including heat transfer in steady and unsteady operation
  • Be able to calculate chemical compositions arising from kinetically controlled electrochemical and chemical reactions
  • Be able to calculate mass convection and diffusion and perform analysis on processes involving combined heat and mass transfer as well as mass transfer in porous materials and multicomponent mixtures
  • Be able to develop fundamental dynamic simulation models of the used components and overall process systems


  • 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 chemical reactors and combined heat and mass transfer

Type of instruction

Lectures supplied with independent studies and possibly guest lectures and e-learning activities

Extent and expected workload

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



Name of examChemical Reactors and Process Systems
Type of exam
Oral exam
The exam can be based on mini projects and assignments solved during the course.
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 titleKemiske reaktorer og processystemer
Module codeN-EE-K2-8A
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Energy Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science