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Orientation meeting for Chemical Reaction Engineering II

T.E Sem VI Chemical Engineering starting from Jan 2015

Minutes of the Meeting
Following members were present for the orientation meeting held on 10 th Feb. 2015
at TSEC Bandra.
1. Dr. Mrs. K.S. Deshmukh; DMCOE, Airoli
2. Dr. M.V. Bagal; BVCOE, CBD Belapur
3. Prof Nishant Sawale; MGMCOE, Kamothe
4. Prof Shyam Tekade; GIT, Khed
5. Prof. Manisha Manjare; SJCOE, Dobivali
6. Prof Elizabeth Joseph, TSEC Bandra
7. Prof. Nita Mehta, TSEC Bandra
Following points were discussed during the meeting:
a. Question Paper pattern (80 marks):
Q1 Compulsory question should have questions from all the modules
Q2-Q6 one from each module with equal weightage given to kinetics and
design part
b Detail discussion regarding syllabi;

Introduction: Kinetics and mechanism of various Heterogeneous reactions
and design consideration of reactors used during different operating
Levenspiel and J. M. Smith.
Catalytic heterogeneous reactions: Properties of solid catalysts, Physical
adsorption and Chemisorption, Surface area and pore size distribution,
Langmuir-Hinshelwood model. General mechanism of solid catalyzed fluid
phase reactions. Special cases when (a) Film resistance controls. (b) Surface
phenomenon controls. (c) Surface reaction controls (d) Pore diffusion
C.G. Hill and Fogler
Intrinsic kinetics and various cases of adsorption and reaction stage controls.
Concept of effectiveness factor of catalyst and its dependence on catalyst
properties and kinetic parameters.
Numericals based on physical properties of catalyst, Derivations for LHHW
model mechanism-various cases, Effectiveness factor. Numericals based on

Design of solid catalyzed fluid phase reactors: Phenomenon observed in
operation of packed, fluid bed, slurry and such reactors. Thermal Effects,
phenomena of stability, instability and run away and its analysis. Strategies
for stable operation of reactors.
JM Smith
Design consideration of fluid-solid catalytic reactors, including Fluid bed
reactors. Product distribution in multiple and complex reaction
Numericals based on packed
weight/volume of catalyst)






Non-Catalytic heterogeneous reactions: General mechanism of reaction,
various models. Specific cases with respect: (a) Film diffusion controlling. (b)
Ash diffusion controlling. (c) Chemical reaction controlling. Design of reactors
for non-catalytic reactors: Experimental reactors for heterogeneous
Reactions, Non-Catalytic Fluid Solid Reactions in Flow Reactors, Application to
design of continues solid flow reactors; various design considerations,
Application of fluid bed reactors and their design consideration.
Levenspeil 3rd edn Ch 25 and Ch 26
Numericals based on kinetics and reactor design
Kinetics of fluid-fluid reactions: Reaction with mass transfer, the rate
equation pertaining to fast to very slow reactions. Applications to design:
Design of gas-liquid, liquid-liquid and gas liquid-solid reactorsHeterogeneous reactors, Bubble heterogeneous reactors, co-current and
counter-current flow packed bed reactors.
Levenspeil 3rd Edn Ch 23 and 24
Numericals based on Kinetics and design.
Non-ideal flow reactors: Concept of residence time distribution (RTD),
Measurement and characteristics of RTD, RTD in Ideal batch reactors, Plug
flow reactor and CSTR. Zero Parameter Model -Segregation and Maximum
mixedness model
One parameter model -Tank in series model
JM Smith

Dispersion Model, Recycle Model. Multi parameter model. Effect of dispersion

on conversion for general irreversible reaction case. Diagnostic methods of
analysis of flow patterns in reactors.
Role of micro and macro mixing and segregation in ideal (MFR, PFR) and non
ideal reaction
Numericals and derivations as per requirement.