Advanced Chemical Reaction Process Engineering

Tomohiko TAGAWA Professor

Department: School of Engineering / Graduate School of Engineering

Class Time: 2011 Spring Thursday
Recommended for: Graduate School of Engineering 1st and 2nd year Biotechnology students

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Course Overview

This lecture concerns chemical reaction engineering, which is one of the main pillars of chemical engineering, summarizing recent activities for establishing new concepts of reaction engineering. It will introduce how fundamental knowledge of reaction engineering is rebuilt into a new concept using the key word "sustainability". The lecture deals with four important categories: catalysis engineering, integration of reaction and separation, reactor engineering and engineering of reaction fields.

Key Features

This lecture uses an original textbook edited by the Society of Chemical Engineers of Japan, Tohkai branch, and the Division of Reaction Engineering. In the first lesson, an outline and objective of the lecture will be given. In the second lesson, the role of reaction engineering on the process development will be summarized. The four categories mentioned above will then be followed on a class by class basis. Each lecture, the relationship between experiments using the new concept and sustainable society will be introduced using actual examples.

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Course Objectives and Course Aims

In the lecture on the actual reaction processes which are supported by new developments in reaction engineering, future possibilities will be understood. The objective of this lecture is to understand and apply the new concepts of reaction engineering.

Background Courses

Reaction chemistry and chemical reaction engineering at undergraduate level.

Course Contents

  1. Introduction and course outline
  2. Reaction engineering and process development
  3. Catalysis engineering
  4. Integration of reaction and separation
  5. Reactor engineering
  6. Engineering of reaction field
  7. Mid-term examination

Note: This 2 units lecture course is given once in every two years. The contents of the first half given by Professor Tagawa are worth 1 unit. The second half of the lecture (worth 1 unit) is given by professor Kobayasi.


Evaluation will be by reports and examination. A score of more than 60% is required.

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