CHBI 502



Syllabus, Fall 2010


Course Description:               Design and operation of chemical reactors. Homogeneous, heterogeneous and biochemical reactions. Ideal and non-ideal reactors. Kinetics of enzyme-catalyzed reactions. Kinetics of substrate utilization and biomass production.

                                                Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor


Instructor:                              ÷zlem Keskin                                     


Office:                                    Eng 224


Office Hours                          Anytime


Textbook                                Text book                                Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering (4th ed.),   H.S.Fogler Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ,  (2005). 

Class Hours                           Tue B3, Thu B3


Place                                      SciZ17




Grading                                  Midterm                                               30%

Final                                                    35%

Homeworks                                        20%

Project                                                 15%



Academic dishonesty in the form of cheating, plagiarism and collusion are serious offenses and will not be tolerated at Koc University. University Academic Regulations and the Regulations for Student Disciplinary Matters clearly define the policy and the disciplinary action to be taken in case of academic dishonesty. However, if proven guilty, usually the toughest punishment is given to the student, especially if (s)he tries to mislead the commission by lying to them.


Cheating includes, but is not limited to, copying from a classmate or providing answers or information, either written or oral to others. Plagiarism is borrowing or using someone elseís writing or ideas without giving written acknowledgement to the author. This includes copying from a fellow studentís paper or from a text without properly citing the source. Collusion is getting unauthorized help from another person or having someone else write oneís paper or assignment.


Course Outline


Tentative schedule


Three weeks

Review:           Chemical Kinetics

Chapter 1:       Mole Balances  

Chapter 2:       Conversion and Reactor Sizing

Chapter 3:       Rate Law and Stoichiometry

Chapter 4:       Isothermal Reactor Design

Chapter 5:       Collection and Analysis of Rate Data

Chapter 6:       Multiple Reactions


Two weeks

Chapter 7:       Reaction Mechanisms, Pathways, Bioreactions and Bioreactors


Two weeks

Chapter 8:       Steady-State Nonisothermal Reactor Design


One week

Chapter 9:       Unsteady-state Nonisothermal Reactor Design


Two weeks

Chapter 10:     Catalysis and Catalytic Reactors

Kinetics of enzyme-catalyzed reactions

Kinetics of substrate utilization and biomass production


One Week

Chapter 11:  External Diffusion Effects on Heterogeneous Reactions


Two Weeks

Chapter 12:  Diffusion and Reaction in Porous Catalysts



Two weeks

Student presentations on projects





Chapter 1


Chapter 2


Chapter 3


Chapter 4


Chapter 5


Chapter 6


Chapter 7


Chapter 8