ECTS - Chemical Reaction Engineering

Chemical Reaction Engineering (CEAC304) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Chemical Reaction Engineering CEAC304 4 2 0 5 7
Pre-requisite Course(s)
MATH 275, MATH 276
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Discussion, Experiment, Question and Answer, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nesrin E. Machin
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The main objective of this course is to improve students’ understanding of the basic reaction engineering, to educate them as to define and analyze the chemical reactions appeared in both daily life and chemical engineering by showing them the principles of chemical kinetics that are also applicable to living systems as well as to the production of chemicals, discuss the analysis of the batch, continuous, plug flow and fixed bed reactor problems. By this course, they will be able to define and solve the reaction engineering problems.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Develop the general balance equations for the most common industrial reactors.
  • Make conversions, and rewrite the design equations in terms of conversion and describe how one may size a reactor once the relationship between reaction rate and conversion is known.
  • Study chemical kinetics and visualize how the reaction rate depends on the concentrations of the reacting species with illustrations and how to convert the reaction rate law from the concentration dependence to a dependence on conversion.
  • Study liquid-phase batch reactor and determine the specific rate constant needed for the design of a CSTR.
  • Describe two common types of reactors for obtaining rate data, the batch reactor and the differential reactor.
  • Collect and analyze reaction rate data to obtain the rate law for a specific reaction
  • Define a catalyst, describe its properties and the steps in a catalytic reaction, apply the concept of a rate-limiting step to derive a rate law.
  • Derive the needed energy balance to solve reactor design problems, derivation and manipulation of the energy balance for its applications to various reactor types and the coupling of energy balance with the mole balance, rate laws and stoichiometry to design non-isothermal reactors.
  • Discuss reactor selection and the types and properties of multiple reactions and derive general mole balances for simultaneous reactions.
  • Model the reactor flow pattern using combinations and/or modifications of ideal reactors to represent real reactors, to classify a model as a one-parameter model or a two- parameter model and to use RTD for evaluation of parameter(s) in the model.
Course Content Conversion and reactor sizing, rate laws and stoichiometry, isothermal reactor design, collection and analysis of rate data, catalysis and catalytic reactors, nonisothermal reactor design, multiple reactions, multiphase reactors, distributions of residence times for chemical reactors, analysis of nonideal reactors.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Mole Balances 1-29
2 Conversion and Reactor Sizing 29-61
3 Rate Laws and Stoichiometry 61-106
4 Collection and Analysis of Rate Data 190-211
5 Multiple Reactions 486-543
7 Isothermal reactor design
8 Isothermal Reactor Design 106-144
9 Non-isothermal Reactor Design 384-434
10 Non-isothermal Reactor Design 434-486
12 Catalysis and Catalytic Reactors 241-289
13 Catalysis and Catalytic Reactors 289-338
14 Residence Times Distribution for Chemical Reactors 708-759
15 Residence times distribution for chemical reactors


Course Book 1. Fogler H. S., Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, P T R Prentice-Hall

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 10 20
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 13 100
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 apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve chemical engineering and applied chemistry problems. X
2 An ability to analyze and model a domain specific problem, identify and define the appropriate requirements for its solution. X
3 An ability to design, implement and evaluate a chemical engineering system or a system component to meet specified requirements. X
4 An ability to use the modern techniques and engineering tools necessary for chemical engineering practices. X
5 An ability to acquire, analyze and interpret data to understand chemical engineering and applied chemistry requirements. X
6 The ability to demonstrate the necessary organizational and business skills to work effectively in inter/inner disciplinary teams or individually. X
7 An ability to communicate effectively in Turkish and English. X
8 Recognition of the need for, and the ability to access information, to follow recent developments in science and technology and to engage in life-long learning. X
9 An understanding of professional, legal, ethical and social issues and responsibilities in chemical engineering and applied chemistry. X
10 Skills in project and risk management, awareness about importance of entrepreneurship, innovation and long-term development, and recognition of international standards and methodologies. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 4 64
Laboratory 16 2 32
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics 10 1 10
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 10 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 178