0 points, SCA Band 2, 0.000 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
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- First semester 2019 (On-campus)
This unit is available only to Engineering PhD students.
The unit will develop a higher level understanding of reaction kinetics, catalysis and reactor design, including:
- isothermal and non-isothermal reactor design - steady and unsteady states
- runaway reactions, reactor safety and reactive hazards
- heterogeneous catalysis, photocatalysis and biocatalysis
- diffusion effects in catalytic reactions
- residence time distribution
- non-ideal reactor design and operation
- density functional theory in catalysis
- reactor design strategy for different industries including CO2 utilization
- advanced reactor concepts for graphene production
- use of metal organic frameworks in energy applications including catalysis
- use of Gold as catalyst
On successful completion of this units, students will be able to:
- analyse and apply isothermal and non-isothermal kinetics
- analyse the importance of catalysis in heterogeneous catalysis, photocatalysis and biocatalysis systems
- design and analyse reactor systems using numerical methods and commercial software Aspen Plus
- synthesize advanced reactor designs for selective industrial applications
- critiquing contemporary journal articles in conventional industrial catalysis and emerging catalysis
Continuous assessment: 50%
Final examination (2 hours): 50%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit.
3 hours lectures including presentations from industry, 2 hours tutorial/simulation work/familiarisation with instruments used for catalyst characterisation and 7 hours of private study/group work per week.
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