Reaction Engineering fundamentals

This subject involves mass balance, molar balance, energy balance and reactions of chemical constituents.

Typical tasks of Reaction Engineering

Where Reaction Engineering is applied?

A simple illustration of reactor system is shown below.

simple reactor system

Explanation of reactor stystem


There are four species ( A,B,C,D ) in inflow. All of them has different reactions as below in the reactor.
A + B → E + F
C + D → A + F

First reaction, A and B species are reacted ( amount of A and B is reduced. This is also called as consumption ).

But in the second reaction, A is formed again by reaction between C and D. Otherwise A is generated again in the reactor(Generation).

Reaction system types

Reaction system types