Faculties and centres
This is a compulsory subject that is taught in the 5th semester of the Chemical Engineering Degree after students have studied certain subjects in which they must have acquired the basic knowledge required to address this subject, which are:
- Macroscopic mass and energy balances on reactive systems
- Introduction to the thermodynamics and kinetics of chemical reactions
- Numerical solutions of integral and differential equations systems
- Use of software for numerical computation (Matlab and Excel or similar)
The training of students is conducted through lectures, computer lessons and group tutorials. In addition, training will be expanded and enhanced in the subjects “Reactor Design II” and “Experimentation in Chemical Engineering II”.
This subject is taught in the third grade, so students should come after acquiring the previous basics and having developed the skills to handle with ease calculation tools for problem solving, literature search and, where appropriate, to communicate in English. They all will be continued to progress in.
IMPORTANT: The course is offered in both English and Spanish in all its activities (lectures, group tutorials and computer lessons). The students will choose which language group they want to attend but in any case, the restrictions may be based on the number of students in each group.
Specific Competences (CE)
Basic Competences and Competences included under the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (MECES)
UA Basic Transversal Competences
Regulated Professional Competences
The students in this subject should acquire the basic knowledge and skills to design, simulate and optimize the most common homogeneous reactors: batch stirred tank reactor, continuous plug flow reactor and continuous stirred tank reactor, as well as the association of continuous reactors.
They will also learn to model a homogeneous reactor when it deviates from the ideal behavior.