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‘ponte’ Vecchio: Bridging Laboratory Chemical Kinetics to Industrial Scale Reactors – 2nd edition

May 24 - May 25

Course Topic

Chemical Reactors

Play a crucial role in industrial-scale, raw material conversion into products. Numerous factors must be considered when selecting an appropriate and efficient chemical reactor, in particular when complex heterogeneous reactions occur. Kinetic modelling is an essential tool for the design and optimization of chemical products and processes.

Kinetic Modelling

Kinetic modelling includes fundamental aspects such as stoichiometry, kinetics and thermodynamics in the analysis of chemical reactor behaviour. Microkinetic models help to consolidate the fundamental information about a catalytic reaction.

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Coupling such microkinetic models with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models allows for a reliable extrapolation to larger, industrially more relevant scales where idealities of fluid dynamics are no longer guaranteed and may exert a significant impact on the reactor behaviour and product yields.

Interactive Tutorials

During this course with a focus of chemical reaction and reactor engineering, ex-cathedra sessions are alternated with interactive tutorials during which user-friendly software tools are used, e.g., microKinetic Engine and CatalyticFoam.

Course Program

May 24th, 2018

Lab-Scale Data Acquisition

Bench Scale Reactors

Tutorial I: Intrinsic Kinetics Verification (with online available Eurokin tools)

Reactor Types and their Corresponding Behaviour

Coupling CFD with Microkinetics

May 25th, 2018

Rate Equation Derivation

Tutorial II: Kinetic Model Development (with microKinetic Engine)

Regression Analysis

Tutorial III: Regression Analysis (with microKinetic Engine)

Tutorial IV: Coupling CFD with Microkinetics (with CatalyticFoam)

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May 24
May 25
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Firenze Fiera
Piazza Adua 1
Firenze, 50123 Italy