651-0917/01 – Chemical Reaction Engineering (RI)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Chemistry and Physico-Chemical ProcessesCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2022/2023Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFS, FMTIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
OBA79 prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+0
Part-time Examination 2+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- ability to design and simulatethe batch and flow reactors for homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The topic of the subject are characteristics of batch and flow reactors.

Compulsory literature:

FOGLER, H. S. Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering. New York: Prentice Hall, 1999. FROMENT, G. F., BISCHOFF, K. B. Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design, Wiley Series in Chemical Engineering, 2010. LEVENSPIEL, O. The Chemical Reactor Omnibook, Oregon: Corvallis, 1979.

Recommended literature:

WESTERTERP, K.R., VAN SWAAIJ, W. P. M., BEENACKERS, A. A. C. M., Chemical Reactor Design and Operation, Enschede: Twente University of Technology, 2000. NAUMAN, E. B. Chemical Reactor Design, Optimization, and Scale up, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 2002. GIANETTO, A., SILVESTON, P. L. Multiphase Chemical Reactors – Theory, Design, Scale-up. Springer-Verlag, 1986.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Ústní zkouška s písemnou přípravou


Other requirements

No other activities are required.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Thermodynamics of chemical reactions. Thermal effect of a chemical reaction. Gibbs energy and thermodynamic feasibility. The equilibrium degree of conversion. Elementary reactions in ideal isothermal reactors. Compound reaction. Batch reactors with a variable volume and pressure. Plug flow reactors for reactions in the liquid and gaseous phase. Ideally mixed reactors. Semi reactors. Energy balance, non-isothermal reactors. The optimum working temperature. Adiabatic reactors. Multiple steady states. Research on the kinetics of chemical reactions. Macrokinetic and microkinetic properties. Principles of design laboratory reactor. Methods of processing kinetic data. Scaling. Real flow. Methods of diagnosis of hydrodynamics flow in real reactors. Distribution of the delay. Flow model for real tubular reactors - laminar and turbulent flow, axial dispersion cascade of ideal mixers. Macrofluid and microfluid, segregation model. Heterogeneous catalytic reactors. The kinetic equations for the catalytic reaction. Models of heterogeneous catalytic reactors. Effective factor. Pressure drop in sprinkled bed. Multiphase reactors. Topics for detailed study will be selected based on the orientation of the dissertation.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2022/2023 Winter semester)
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Min. number of points
Examination Examination  
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