FYS473 Chemical and Biochemical Energy Conversion

Credits (ECTS):10

Course responsible:Jorge Mario Marchetti

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Engelsk

Course frequency:The course will be given in 2017 and then every second year

Nominal workload:For 13 weeks: Lectures: 2 x 2 hours per week. Exercises: 1 x 2 hours per week. Individual work an group discussions: 16 hours per week for 13 weeks. Total of 250 hours.

Teaching and exam period:This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .

About this course

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 conversion ratio and how this is related to 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • KJM100, FYS254, FYS272, MATH111, MATH112, MATH113
  • Final project that will cover the entire course. Grading A-F. Report will be in English

  • The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the topic for the final project.
  • For 13 weeks: Lectures: 2 x 2 hours per week. Exercises: 1 x 2 hours per week. Self-study and colloquia.
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    FYS373 - 10 sp

  • Special requirements in Science