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Assignments and scores will be posted at TritonEd (ted.ucsd.edu). Each assignment is to be submitted in one PDF file and uploaded to the assignment in TritonEd. All other material for this course will be posted here at reactorlab.net.

Books on reserve at the Library for this course are listed here.

Slides & Blackboards from class in 2017

  • Shown January 10, 2017 in class – slides – (start week 1) we also looked at Resources, Web App Experiment 4 – also read Resources, CRE Notes, 15
  • Shown January 12, 2017 in class – slides  – (end week 1)
  • Shown January 17, 2017 in class – slides – (start week 2) also see Resources, Web App Experiments, Experiment 5 (oscillating bioreactor)
  • Shown January 19, 2017 in class – slides – (end week 2) also see Resources, Grad CRE Notes, Oregonator oscillating reaction model – description AND Oregonator – waves
  • Shown January 24, 2017 in class – slides – (start week 3)
  • Shown January 26, 2017 in class – slides – (end week 3) also see Resources, Grad CRE Notes, Adsorption and Pore size distribution
  • Exam 1, January 31, 2017 – (start week 4)
  • Shown February 2, 2017 in class – slides – (end week 4)
  • Shown February 7, 2017 in class – slides – (start week 5) also see Resources, Grad CRE Notes, Surface reaction kinetics – simple cases
  • Shown February 9, 2017 in class – slides – (end week 5) also see Resources, Grad CRE Notes, Surface kinetics and SSA
  • Shown February 14, 2017 in class – slides – (start week 6)
  • Shown February 16, 2017 in class – slides – (end week 6) also see Resources, Grad CRE Notes, Reaction and diffusion in porous catalysts
  • Shown February 21, 2017 in class – slides – (start week 7)
  • Exam 2, February 23, 2017 – (end week 7)
  • Shown February 28, 2017 in class – slides – (start week 8) also see Resources, Grad CRE Notes, Mass transfer coefficients in packed beds
  • Shown March 2, 2017 in class – slides – (end week 8) also see Resources, Grad CRE Notes, Non-uniformly active catalysts AND Effectiveness factors greater than one
  • Shown March 7, 2017 in class – slides – (start week 9) also see Resources, Grad CRE Notes, Intro to CVD – general overview in photos AND Thermal oxidation of Si wafers
  • Shown March 9, 2017 in class – slides – (end week 9) also see Resources, Grad CRE Notes, LPCVD of polysilicon in wafer-stack tube reactor
  • Shown March 14, 2017 in class – slides – (start week 10) also see Resources, Grad CRE Notes, LPCVD of polysilicon in wafer-stack tube reactor AND Step coverage and determination of sticking coefficients
  • Exam 3, March 14, 2017 – (end week 10)

Topics:

  • Dynamics of CSTRs
  • Surface reaction kinetics
  • Reaction and diffusion in porous catalysts
  • Reaction and diffusion in Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)

To get started with the first topic, read Resources, CRE Notes, 15 – CSTR thermal effects. Also read in Resources, Grad CRE Notes, links under Dynamics of reactions. For the second topic, read in Grad CRE Notes, Heterogeneous catalysis, the links from Adsorption through Methanol synthesis kinetics. For the third topic, read in Grad CRE Notes, Heterogeneous catalysts, the links from Reaction and diffusion in porous catalysts through Mass transfer coefficients in packed beds. For the fourth and last topic, read in Grad CRE Notes, the links under Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD).

In addition, see the reactor simulations at Resources, Web app experiments, and in the Reactor Lab desktop app at the Download tab.

The undergraduate Chemical Reaction Engineering (CRE) course at UCSD, CENG 113, does not cover the topics listed above. I will assume that you have taken an undergraduate CRE course unless you tell me otherwise. If you haven’t, then let me know and I can make some suggestions. If you need a review of the undergrad course material and don’t have your textbook, see the Resources tab, CRE Notes. Also see the free online textbook by Schmidt that is listed on Resources, Grad CRE Notes page. Also see the textbook by Fogler in Course Reserves for this course at the Library.

Animation of adsorbed CO diffusing over a Pt surface and reacting with an adsorbed O atom to form CO2. Diameter of C, O and Pt atoms are to scale. Animation made by Ivan Gagné.