CHE  6210 - Syllabus

 

COURSE TITLE: Advanced Kinetics

 

Spring Semester 2018 – Tennessee Technological University / Department of Chemical Engineering

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Time:

Lecture: MW 9:05 – 10:25 AM

Location:

Lecture: Prescott Hall 203

 

Instructor: J. J. Biernacki, Professor, Chemical Engineering

Office: 312 Prescott Hall

Phone: (931) 372-3667

E-mail Address: jbiernacki@tntech.edu

Office Hours

 

TEXTBOOK:

Fogler, Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, 2nd Ed.

Cerro, Higgins and Whitaker, Material Balances with Applications to Chemical, Environmental and Biological Systems, January, 2009.

 

MathCad Tutorial

 

PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or consent of instructor

 

CATALOGUE INFORMATION: CHE 6210. Study of complex chemical reaction systems, catalytic and non-catalytic reactions, homogeneous and heterogeneous systems, and heat effects.

 

MAJOR TEACHING METHODS: Instructor or student lead discussion and laboratory.  Both classroom and laboratory will be hands-on.  Students will be expected to come prepared to class or lab and to be able to lead a discussion and or operate instruments and equipment utilized in the laboratory.

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Don’t skip class.  If you have to miss class, let me know in advance.

 

CLASSROOM POLICY: Students having documentation of special needs must submit Accommodation Request Form to the Disability Services Office. Discuss these needs with the instructor so that the proper accommodations can be made.

ETHICAL CONDUCT:   Copying answers from other students or from any other source is not considered ethical behavior.

 

COURSE REQUIEREMENTS (GRADING *)

 

1.      Assignments                            30 %

2.      Mid-term Exams (two)           20 %  

3.      Attendance                                5 %

4.      Project(s)                                 25 %

5.      In-class final exam                  20 %

 

GRADING SCALE (suggested only)

 

90 - 100           A

80 - 89             B

70 - 79             C

60 - 69             D

< 60                 F

 

DESCRIPTION OF GRADE COMPONENTS

 

Assignments (Homework): Many assignments will be extended homework or mini-projects.  The due dates will be negotiated with the class prior to assignment.

 

Attendance:  Attendance will be taken every day.  You are expected to attend.  The Attendance score is 5 % of the total score.  To receive 5 % points, you must attend 80% of the class periods.  Attending less than 80% of the class periods will result in a score of zero.  This is done so that those in poor attendance cannot receive a score of A in the class!

 

Final (Conceptual) Exam: Two mid-term and one final will be given.

 

Course Topic Tentative Schedule

wk

Week Day

Date

Topic

Instructor

Assignment

1

M

W

Jan 15

Jan 17

Complex Stoichiometry

No Class

 

2

M

W

Jan 22

Jan 24

The Macroscopic Equation of Mass Continuity

The Microscopic Equation of Mass Continuity

Biernacki

 

3

M

W

Jan 29

Jan 31

The Stirred Reactor

The Tubular Reactor

Biernacki

 

4

M

W r

Feb 5

Feb 7

Reconciling Literature Datasets

Biernacki

 

5

M

W

Feb 12

Feb 14

1st Exam

Biernacki

 

6

M

W

Feb 19

Feb 21

Systems with Multiple Phases

Biernacki

 

7

M

W

Feb 26

Feb 28

Some “Classical” Topics

Biernacki

 

8

M

W

Mar 5

Mar 7

Spring Break - No Classes

Biernacki

 

9

M

W

Mar 12

Mar 14

Solid Phase Reaction Kinetics I

No Class

 

10

M

W

Mar 19

Mar 21

Solid Phase Reaction Kinetics II

Biernacki

 

11

M

W

Mar 26

Mar 28

Catalysis I

Biernacki

 

12

M

W

Apr 2

Apr 4

Catalysis II

Biernacki

 

13

M

W

Apr 9

Apr 11

2nd Exam

Biernacki

 

14

M

W

Apr 16

Apr 18

Advanced Topics (as time permits)

Kinetic Fundamentals, i.e. Ab Initio Calculations, etc.

Biernacki

 

15

M

W

Apr 23

Apr 25

Biernacki

 

16

M

W

Apr 30

May 2

 

Final Exam (pending class approval)

Biernacki

 

17

M

W

May 7

May 9

Finals Week – No Classes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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