

Content
Date 
Lec
# 

Subject 
Reading 
Notes 






Mo,
Jan 07 
1 

Course
overview 





Part
I: Reaction Kinetics and Reactor Engineering 





Module
1:
Conservation laws. Reaction kinetics. Partitioning 


Wd,
Jan 09 
2 

Conservation
laws. Fundamental quantities and units
 Concepts of rate and flux. Volumetric flow rate,
mass loading rate, volumetric flux, mass flux
 Hydrologic mass balance on a lake
 Continuity equation. Application to solving mass
balance problems
Example
problem #5 
Ch.
1 

Fr,
Jan 11 
3 


Mo,
Jan 14 
4 


Wd,
Jan 16 
5 


Mo,
Jan 18 
6 


Mo,
Jan 21 


MLK
day: no class 


Wd,
Jan 23 


Lecture
postponed until Monday, January 28



Fr,
Jan 25 
7 

Stoichiometry and
reaction kinetics
 Irreversible reactions (zero order, 1st order,
2nd order, parallel reactions). Examples
estimating
reaction order  integral and differential methods
 Reversible reactions
 Effect of temperature on the reaction rate. Arrhenius
equation
Example problem #6  analytical
and numerical solutions
Example problem #7: formulation
and derivation of the solution and analytical
and numerical solutions

Ch. 9 

Mo,
Jan 28 
8 


Mo,
Jan 28 
9 

Make
up lecture (11:30am12:20pm, 173 COM)

handout 

Wd,
Jan 30 
10 

Adsorption/desorption.
Partition coefficients
Paper "The constitution
and fundamental properties of solids and liquids.
Part I. Solids" By Irving Langmuir. Received September
5, 1916 
Ch.
4, handout 

Fr,
Feb 1 
11 

Lake
with molecular pollutant that partitions between the
dissolved and particulate phases 


Mo,
Feb 4 
12 

Microbial
growth kinetics
MichaelisMenten/Monod model. Substratelimited growth

handouts 




Module
2:
CSTR and PFR modeling 


Wd,
Feb 6 
13 

Continuously
stirred tank reactors (CSTRs).
 Batch reactors and CSTRs
 Mass balance on CSTR
 CSTRs with reactions
 Loading functions
 Characteristic time scales
 Transient and steadystate solutions
 CSTRs in series
Modeling of natural and engineered systems
 Example 1: Activated sludge reactor
 Example 2: Pollutant transport in a lake with
liquidsolid phase transfer. Sorption/partitioning
Board
notes on modeling of CSTR with different loadings
Example
problem #10 (formulation only) 
Ch. 10,
handouts 

Fr,
Feb 8 
14 

HW#1 due 
Mo,
Feb 11 
15 


Wd,
Feb 13 
16 

Plug
flow reactors (PFRs). Stream modeling
Example
problem #11 (formulation and solution)
 Characteristic time scales
 Point and distributed sources
 CSTRPFR comparison
Example
problem #12A
Example problem #12B (formulation
and solution)
 Plug flow with dispersion. Nonideal reactors
 Timedependent solutions: Impulse and continuous
inputs

Ch. 10,
handouts 

Fr,
Feb 15 
17 

HW#2
due 
Mo,
Feb 18 
18 

HW#2 due 
Wd,
Feb 20 
19 

Modeling
of natural and engineered systems
StreeterPhelps model: board
notes, example
problems 
Ch. 10 

Fr,
Feb 22 
20 


Mo,
Feb 25 
21 

HW#3
due 
Wd,
Feb 27 


Review
for the midterm exam Midterm
exam preparation guide 


Fr,
Mar 1 


Midterm
exam
solutions
(posted on March 19) 


Mo,
Mar 4 


Spring
break 


Wd,
Mar 6 




Fr,
Mar 8 







Part
II: Fluid Flow and Mass Transfer 


Mo,
Mar 11 


Lecture
postponed until Monday, March 18 





Module
3:
NavierStokes equations. Creeping flow. Flow in porous
media 


Wd,
Mar 13 
22 

NavierStokes
equations. Euler's equation.
Bernoulli's equation

Ch. 5 (5.1
 5.10) 

Fr,
Mar 15 
23 


Mo,
Mar 18 
24 

Make
up lecture (11:30am12:20pm, 173 COM) 

Mo,
Mar 18 
25 

Stokes
equation. Hagen Poiseuille flow
Poiseuille flow in track etch membranes
example problem #16: formulation
& solution, accompanying
calculations 
Ch. 5 (5.12
 5.14) 

Wd,
Mar 20 
26 


Fr,
Mar 22 
27 


Mo,
Mar 25 
28 

Stokes
equation. Flow in porous medium
CarmanKozeny equation



Wd,
Mar 27 
29 



Fr,
Mar 29 
30 

Stokes
settling.
Creeping flow around solid particles, bubbles, and droplets 

HW#4 due 



Module
4:
Momentum and mass transport in turbulent flows



Mo,
Apr 1 
28 

Momentum
and mass transport in turbulent flows.
Turbulence.
Eddy viscosity

Ch.
5 (5.16),
handouts 

Wd,
Apr 3 
29 

Mixing.
Kolmogorov scale


Fr,
Apr 5 
30 

Closure problem. Prandtl mixing
length. Universal velocity distribution law. Accounting
for roughness of environmental interfaces


Mo,
Apr 8 
31 

Headloss in pipes with turbulent
flow.
DarcyWeisbach equation











Module
5:
Diffusion. Advectiondiffusion equation 


Wd,
Apr 10 
32 

Diffusive
mass transport. Embayment model

Ch.
6 

Fr,
Apr 12 
33 

Diffusion equation. Advectiondiffusion equation.
Diffusion from a plane into stagnant fluid

Ch.
7 
HW#5
due 
Mo,
Apr 15 
34 

StokesEinstein
equation.
Dispersion


Wd,
Apr 17 
35 

Turbulent
diffusion. Advectiondispersion equation.
Mass transfer coefficients: Correlations
Concentration polarization and diffusional relaxation


Fr,
Apr 19 
36 

HW#6
due 
Mo,
Apr 22 
37 

Ch.
7 (7.8)
handout 

Wd,
Apr 24 


Recitation.
Review for the final exam



Fr,
Apr 26 


Recitation.
Review for the final exam. Class
canceled. (Engineering Design Day at MSU) 


Th,
May 2 


10
am  noon
Final exam 


