Course code FYS473

FYS473 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
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually. The course will be given in 2017 and then every second year
First time: 2015H
Course contents:
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).
Learning outcome:
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 conversation 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 it will learn different cases such as adiabatic, isothermal, and auto-thermal equipment.
Learning activities:
The lectures will cover the main topics, ideas, theories, methods and approximations used in chemical reaction engineering. It 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. It 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.
Teaching support:
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
Recommended prerequisites:
Final project that will cover the entire course.
Nominal workload:
For 13 weeks: Lectures: 2 x 2 hours per week. Exercises: 1 x 2 hours per week. Individual work an group discussions: 18 hours per week for 13 weeks. Total of 300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:

FYS371 - 2 credits

FYS373 - 10 sp

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 topic for the final project.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / F