CHE  6210 - Syllabus

 

COURSE TITLE: Advanced Kinetics

 

Spring Semester 2013 – Tennessee Technological University / Department of Chemical Engineering

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Time:

Lecture: T, Th 2:30 – 3:50 PM

Location:

Lecture: Prescott Hall 303

 

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

Office: 312 Prescott Hall

Phone: (931) 372-3667

E-mail Address: jbiernacki@tntech.edu

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  Appointments in a different time are possible if I am available. It is always wise to warm me of your intent to meet. I do sometimes have other commitments, but will try to give student conferences a priority.

 

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.

 

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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)

 

85 - 100           A

75 - 85             B

60 - 75             C

50 - 60             D

< 50                 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

Thur

 

No Class

No Class

 

2

Tue

Thur

Jan 19

Jan 20

Developing the Syllabus

Ch. 1: Formulating the Ideal Reactor Equations

(CSTR and PFR Models)

Ch. 2: Reactor Sizing

Biernacki

 

Assignment No. 0

3

Tue

Thur

Jan 26

Jan 28

Ch. 2 Reactor Sizing

Ch. 3: Rate Laws and Stoichiometry

Biernacki

Assignment No. 1

4

Tue

Thur

Feb 2

Feb 4

Homogeneous Reaction Lab

Biernacki

Assignment No. 2

5

Tue

Thur

Feb 9

Feb 11

Ch. 4: Reactor Systems

Biernacki

Assignment No. 3

6

Tue

Thur

Feb 16

Feb 18

1st Exam

Biernacki

 

7

Tue

Thur

Feb 23

Feb 25

Transient Models

Ch. 5: Analysis of Rate Data

Biernacki

 

8

Tue

Thur

Mar 2

Mar 4

Ch. 5: Analysis of Rate Data

Ch. 10: Heterogeneous Catalysis

Biernacki

Assignment No. 4

9

Tue

Thur

Mar 9

Mar 11

Spring Break – No Class

Spring Break – No Class

No Class

 

10

Tue

Thur

Mar 16

Mar 18

Ch. 6: Multiple Reactions

Ch. 6: Optimization

Biernacki

 

11

Tue

Thur

Mar 23

Mar 25

Ch. 7: Biological Reactions

Biernacki

 

12

Tue

Thur

Mar 30

Apr 1

Bio-reaction Lab

Biernacki

 

13

Tue

Thur

Apr 6

Apr 8

2nd Exam

Biernacki

Assignment No. 5.

14

Tue

Thur

Apr 13

Apr 15

Advanced Topics (as time permits)

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

Biernacki

 

15

Tue

Thur

Apr 20

Apr 22

Biernacki

 

16

Tue

Thur

Apr 27

Apr 29

 

Final Exam (pending class approval)

Biernacki

 

17

 

 

 

 

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