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
and kindly supported by the European Research Council and the Horizon 2020 EU funding.
Reactor Types and their Corresponding Behaviour
Lab-Scale Data Acquisition
Tutorial I: Data Analysis (with Excel or other spreadsheet software)
Bench Scale Reactors
Tutorial II: Intrinsic Kinetics Verification (with online available Eurokin tools)
Rate Equation Derivation
Tutorial III: Kinetic Model Development (with microKinetic Engine)
Regression AnalysisTutorial IV: Regression Analysis
(with microKinetic Engine)
Coupling CFD with Microkinetics
Tutorial V: Coupling CFD with Microkinetics (with CatalyticFoam)
Scale-Up from Lab to Industry
Questions and Answers
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