ECTS - Optimization of Chemical Reactors

Optimization of Chemical Reactors (CEAC574) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Optimization of Chemical Reactors CEAC574 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
CEAC 304
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nesrin E. Machin
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This is an introductory course to chemical reactor optimization. Variety of problems in design, operation and analysis of chemical reactors will be optimized to achieve the desired performance.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • • Students are expected to develop objective functions
  • • Define the optimization variables
  • • Analyze different type of reactors and operation conditions for best performance
  • • Use of a Chemical Engineering Simulation program (ASPEN ONE) in optimization problems
  • • Improve report writing and presentation skill.
Course Content Obtaining the objective function. Determination of optimization parameters. Optimization of series, parallel and complex reactions. Optimum temperature progress. Endothermic and exothermic reactions. Economics considerations in optimum reactor design.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Objective function Relevant Chapters
2 Objective function Relevant Chapters
3 Determination of optimization variables Relevant Chapters
4 Determination of optimization variables Relevant Chapters
5 Optimization of series, parallel and complex reactions Relevant Chapters
6 Optimization of series, parallel and complex reactions Relevant Chapters
7 Seminar 1
8 Endothermic and exothermic reactions Relevant Chapters
9 Endothermic and exothermic reactions Relevant Chapters
10 Adiabatic operations Relevant Chapters
11 Adiabatic operations Relevant Chapters
12 Adiabatic operations Relevant Chapters
13 Seminar 2
14 Economic factors in optimum reactor design. Ref 3, journal articles
15 Economic factors in optimum reactor design. Ref 3, journal articles
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, H. S. Fogler, 3rd Ed., Prentice Hall, 1999.
2. Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design, G. F. Froment and K.B. Bischoff, 2nd Ed., Wiley&Sons.
3. Chemical Reactor Design Optimization and Scale-up, E.B. Nauman, 2nd Ed., Wiley, 2008

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 2 40
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar 3 20
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 6 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to access, analyze and evaluate the knowledge needed for the solution of advanced chemical engineering and applied chemistry problems.
2 An ability to self-renewal by following scientific and technological developments within the philosophy of lifelong learning.
3 An understanding of social, environmental, and the global impacts of the practices and innovations brought by chemistry and chemical engineering.
4 An ability to perform original research and development activities and to convert the achieved results to publications, patents and technology.
5 An ability to apply advanced mathematics, science and engineering knowledge to advanced engineering problems.
6 An ability to design and conduct scientific and technological experiments in lab- and pilot-scale, and to analyze and interpret their results.
7 Skills in design of a system, part of a system or a process with desired properties and to implement industry.
8 Ability to perform independent research.
9 Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and to work as a part of a team.
10 An understanding of the professional and occupational responsibilities.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 3 16 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 1 16
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 2 8 16
Homework Assignments 5 5 25
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 125