The first goal of this course is to enable you to develop a clear understanding of the fundamentals of chemical reaction engineering (CRE). To achieve the goal, the course has been structured to build skills in solving engineering problems through reasoning rather than through memorising and recalling mathematical equations. The fundamentals developed will be applied in reaction mechanisms and adopted pathways in the understanding of bioreactions and bioreactors. In this process you will be introduced to the rate of reaction, the general mole balance equation, batch reactors, industrial reactors, batch reactor design equations, design equations for flow reactors, reactors in series, rate laws, stoichiometry, catalysts in reactors, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalytic systems, enzymatic reaction fundamentals, enzyme reactions, bioreactors, physiologically based pharmacokinetic models. This course also has the ambition to develop your mathematical skills required for the follow up courses and your personal development. Description of skills training during the course: · The problem solving: Considering that the course is very much driven by mathematics it will be important to understand physical aspects of mathematical jargon and its use in examples. This skill will be build up by following extensive exercises given in the book. · The lab and pilot plant visits: To have practical insights on the reactors at different scales from micro to litres and mega-scale visits to the laboratories and pilot plants will be arranged. · The presentation: During the course a session with presentations will be held. In this you communicate your findings in modelling of the reactors.
To develop a clear understanding of the fundamentals of chemical reaction engineering - To be able to solve engineering problems focussed on reaction mechanisms of bioreactions and bioreactors - Develop mathematical skills required for process technology and reaction engineering - To apply mathematical skills for solving practical problems in chemical reaction engineering