ECTS - Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering

Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering (CEAC507) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering CEAC507 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 Machin
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To cover the principles of chemical reaction and reactor analysis starting at a molecular level and eventually leading to reactor design.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To familiarize with the concept behind the collision and transition state theory
  • To be able to estimate the reaction rate parameters
  • To develop an understanding of both homogeneous and heterogeneous reaction systems
  • To develop an in depth analysis of chemical reaction systems and reactor design
Course Content Theoretical foundations of reaction rates, collision theory and transition state theory, thermochemistry of species and reactions, estimation of thermochemical and reaction rate parameters using empirical and quantum chemical methods, elementary reactions in the gas phase, elementary reactions on surfaces, diffusion and heterogeneous reactions.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Thermochemistry of Species and Reactions Empirical and model compound methods Relevant chapters in the given references
2 Bond and group additivity methods Statistical mechanical methods Relevant chapters in the given references
3 Theoretical Foundations of Reaction Rates Collision theory of gases Transition state theory Relevant chapters in the given references
4 Elementary Reactions in the Gas Phase Classification of reactions Unimolecular reactions Relevant chapters in the given references
5 Bimolecular reactions Energy transfer limited reactions Relevant chapters in the given references
6 Estimation of rate parameters for elementary reactions Relevant chapters in the given references
7 Midterm Relevant chapters in the given references
8 Elementary Reactions on Surfaces Adsorption and desorption of species Relevant chapters in the given references
9 Rate expressions for reactions on surfaces Relevant chapters in the given references
10 Diffusion and Heterogeneous Reactions Reaction with external diffusion limitations Relevant chapters in the given references
11 Reaction with internal diffusion limitations Catalyst deactivation Relevant chapters in the given references
12 Midterm Relevant chapters in the given references
13 Analysis and Design of Chemical Reactors Isothermal systems Non-isothermal systems Relevant chapters in the given references
14 Homogeneous and Heterogeneous reactors Relevant chapters in the given references
15 Student Oral Presentations Relevant chapters in the given references
16 Final Exam Relevant chapters in the given references


Course Book 1. R.D. Levine and R. B. Bernstein, Molecular Reaction Dynamics and Chemical Reactivity, Oxford University Press, 1987.
2. J. I. Steinfeld, J.S. Francisco and W. L. Hase, Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics, Prentice Hall, 1989.
3. T. L. Hill, An Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics, Dover Publications, 1986.
4. J.M. Smith, Chemical Engineering Kinetics, Mc Graw Hill, 3rd Ed, 1981.
5. H. Scott Fogler, Elements of Chemical reaction Engineering, Prentice Hall, 4th Edition, 2005.
6. M.E. Davis, R.J. Davis, Fundamentals of Chemical Reaction Engineering, Mc Graw Hill, 2003
7. Gilbert F. Froment, Kenneth B. Bischoff, Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design, John Wiley & Sons, 1990.
Other Sources 8. Relevant Journal articles

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 3 10
Presentation 1 20
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 7 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

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

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 3 48
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 5 5
Homework Assignments 3 3 9
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 5 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 130