Kinetic modelling includes fundamental aspects such as stoichiometry, kinetics and thermodynamics in the analysis of chemical reactor behaviour. Microkinetic models help to consolidate the fundamental information about a catalytic reaction.
Coupling such microkinetic models with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models allows for a reliable extrapolation to larger, industrially more relevant scales where idealities of fluid dynamics are no longer guaranteed and may exert a significant impact on the reactor behaviour and product yields.
During this course with a focus of chemical reaction and reactor engineering, ex-cathedra sessions are alternated with interactive tutorials during which user-friendly software tools are used, e.g., microKinetic Engine and CatalyticFoam.
This interactive course on chemical reaction and reactor engineering is organized by
Lab-Scale Data Acquisition
Bench Scale Reactors
Tutorial I: Intrinsic Kinetics Verification (with online available Eurokin tools)
Reactor Types and their Corresponding Behaviour
Coupling CFD with Microkinetics
Rate Equation Derivation
Tutorial II: Kinetic Model Development (with microKinetic Engine)
Tutorial III: Regression Analysis (with microKinetic Engine)
Tutorial IV: Coupling CFD with Microkinetics (with CatalyticFoam)
The course is organized at the premises of the Palazzo dei Congressi at Firenze Fiera.
Florence is well connected with the main Italian cities, thanks to the Italian motorway network, thus making it easier to get to the city centre, where the fair & congress center is located.
The main railway station of Santa Maria Novella is located two minutes away on foot from the entrance of the Fair & Congress Center, and from the central reception of Firenze Fiera, on the ground floor of Palazzo degli Affari.
The International Florence Airport (Amerigo Vespucci) is only 4 km away from the Florence city centre and can be easily reached by taxi or with the Ataf/Sita (Vola in Bus) shuttle service.
More detailed directions can be found on the website of Firenze Fiera