There are three courses devoted to reactors in the first and second years of chemical engineering at the University of Cambridge. Reactors also appear in many other courses such as biotechnology, chemistry and process systems. It is nessecary for a chemical engineer to be able to select and design reactors. Key factors include choice of flow pattern, prediction of yield, selective manufacture of desired products, temperature control, and the role of mass transfer. The subject is relevant to operations taking place in the chemical, minerals, biochemical and food industries, and can play a vital part in environmental control. By using correct design and operation, the chemical engineer can control and manipulate the chemistry in order to ensure efficient and reliable processing.
Follow this link to the Reactors exercise.