Course syllabus

Kemisk reaktionsteknik
Chemical Reaction Engineering

KET045, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 2
Date of Decision: 2012-04-04

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: B3, K3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


An important work task for chemical and biochemical engineers is to participate in the realization of chemical reactions in both large and small scale. The work requires knowledge in dimensioning, simulation and choice of reactor type considering given prerequisites. The course gives the basic skills that are required for further studies and professional development in reaction engineering.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


Chemical Reaction Engineering gives basic knowledge about reactor models, mass transfer and applied reaction kinetics. Subjects that are treated include material and energy balances for ideal reactor models (isothermal and nonisothermal liquid and gas phase reactions), choice of reactor model, heterogeneous reaction systems (reactor models, external and internal mass transfer and kinetic expressions), diffusion and reaction in porous particles, non-ideal reactors and simulation of chemical reactions to illustrate the properties of different reactor models.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written examination and simulation tasks.

Code: 0106. Name: Chemical Reaction Engineering.
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH.
Code: 0206. Name: Computer Practice.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.


Required prior knowledge: KETA01 Chemical Engineering or KKKA01 Biotechnology, FMA410 Calculus in One Variable and KFK080 Thermodynamics.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: KTE022, KTE023

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Arne Andersson,
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