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 Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
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 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 Adequate knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences and the subjects specific to chemical engineering disciplines; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas in the solution of complex engineering problems.
2 The ability to define, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; the ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions in such a way as to meet the specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 The ability to select, and use modern techniques and tools needed to analyze and solve complex problems encountered in chemical engineering practices; the ability to use information technologies effectively.
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, and analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or research areas specific to engineering disciplines.
6 The ability to work efficiently in inter-, intra-, and multi-disciplinary teams; the ability to work individually.
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish, both in writing and in writing; at least one foreign language knowledge; ability to write reports and understand written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make presentations, to give clear and understandable instructions.
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, follow developments in science and technology, and adapt and excel oneself continuously.
9 Acting in conformity with the ethical principles; professional and ethical responsibility and knowledge of the standards employed in chemical engineering applications.
10 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; knowledge of sustainable development.
11 Knowledge of the global and social effects of chemical engineering practices on health, environment, and safety issues, and knowledge of the contemporary issues in engineering areas; awareness of the possible legal consequences of engineering practices.

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