FYS373 Chemical and Biochemical Energy Conversion
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Course responsible: Jorge Mario Marchetti
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: EN
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Every second year: odd years
First time: Study year 2012-2013
Fundamental knowledge of reaction kinetics. Fundamental understanding for reactor design. Data analysis and interpretation. Mathematical methods for design kinetics expression and fitting with experimental data. General overview of catalyst used and how the kinetics expressions are modified in case of homogeneous, heterogeneous or bio systems. Simple as well as multiple reactions will be studied in different systems (Liquid-liquid, gas-gas, etc).
Students will be given the fundamental of chemical and biochemical conversion and its applications. Students will be taught the chemical kinetics of a process reaction, the interpretation of the results and the design of industrial reactors (ideal and non-ideal scenarios). The student will learn about the relevance of knowing the conversion ratio and how this is related to the energy production as well as energy sustainability of a process. The students will learn the know-how of design chemical reactors for different scenarios and will learn different cases such as adiabatic, isothermal, and auto-thermal equipment.
The lectures will cover the main topics, ideas, theories, methods and approximations used in chemical reaction engineering. They will give the student the basic tools to be able to propose a kinetic model, based on different models and considering the system under evaluation as well as the tools to fit experimental data using the proposed model. IThey will also allow the student to comprehend the result and the physical meaning. In exercises, the students will solve related problems to the field, using mathematical tools. The concepts in the lecture will serve as guide for addressing the problems.
Students will be able to meet the teacher during one fix day a week for 2 hours in order to discuss theory or concepts. Problems could also be discuss if there is no other topic to be addressed. The day and time will be given by the teacher at the beginning of the course.
An overview based on mainly English texts will be available at the beginning of the course.
KJM100, FYS252A, FYS272, MATH111, MATH112, MATH113
Written exam, 3,5 hours. The exam will be given in English. Grading will be A til F.
For 13 weeks: Lectures: 2 x 2 hours per week. Exercises: 1 x 2 hours per week. Individual work an group discussions: 13 hours per week for 13 weeks. Total of 250 hours.
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
FYS371 - 2 credits
Type of course:
For 13 weeks: Lectures: 2 x 2 hours per week. Exercises: 1 x 2 hours per week. Self-study and colloquia.
The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidate's exams as a calibration according to the Facultie's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: B2 Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
Examination details: Written exam: Letter grades