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Fall 2009 Course notes (updated and posted as we go along):

  • Days 1 and 2 (Day1n2.pdf) Introduction and Overview
  • Day 3 (Day3.pdf) Matrix notation for reactions and rate equations; Classical matrix methods for systems of 1st order reactions 
  • Day 4 (Day4.pdf) Laplace transform methods for solving rate equations; Stochastic (kinetic Monte Carlo) methods for solving rate equations 
  • Day 5 (Day5.pdf) Numerical Methods for Integrating Rate Equations 
  • Days 6 and 7 (Day6n7.pdf) Sensitivity Analysis and Data Fitting to Extract Rate Parameters 
  • Day 8 (Day8.pdf) Simple Collision Theory of Bimolecular Reactions
  • Days 9 and 10 (Days9n10.pdf) Potential Energy Surfaces (hypersurfaces) 
  • Day 11 (Day11.pdf) Transition State Theory 
  • Day 12 (Day12.pdf) Unimolecular Reactions and Pressure-Dependent Rate Parameters
  • Day 13 (Day13.pdf) Estimation methods for thermochemical and rate parameters 
  • Day 14 (Day14.pdf) Reactions in Liquids 
  • Days 15 and 16 (Days15n16.pdf) Reactions at Solid Surfaces 
  • Days 17 and 18 (Days17n18.pdf) Transport Effects in Heterogeneous Reactions 
  • Day 19 (Day19.pdf) Review of the 1st half of the course 
  • Days 20 and 21 (Days20n21.pdf) The Fundamental Reactor Balance Equations 
  • Day 22 (Day22.pdf) Batch and Semi-Batch Reactors
  • Day 23 (Day23.pdf) The Ideal Plug Flow Tubular Reactor (PFTR)
  • Days 24 and 25 (Days24n25.pdf) The Ideal Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR)
  • Days 26 and 27 (Days26n27.pdf) Residence Time Distributions and Modeling Non-Ideal Reactors
  • Day 28 (Day28.pdf) A Brief Digression on the Numerical Solution of Boundary Value Problems
  • Day 29 (Day29.pdf) Fixed-Bed Catalytic Reactors
  • Day 30 (Day30.pdf) A Detailed Example of Fixed-Bed Catalytic Reactor Modeling
  • Day 31 (Day31.pdf) Fluidized Bed Reactors
  • Day 32 (Day32.pdf) Review of 2nd half of course

Fall 2008 Course notes (very similar to the ones for fall 2009):

  • Days 1 and 2 (Day1n2.pdf) Introduction and Overview 
  • Day 3 (Day3.pdf) Matrix notation for reactions and rate equations; Classical matrix methods for systems of 1st order reactions 
  • Day 4 (Day4.pdf) Laplace transform methods for solving rate equations; Stochastic (kinetic Monte Carlo) methods for solving rate equations 
  • Day 5 (Day5.pdf) Numerical Methods for Integrating Rate Equations 
  • Days 6 and 7 (Day6n7.pdf) Sensitivity Analysis and Data Fitting to Extract Rate Parameters 
  • Day 8 (Day8.pdf) Simple Collision Theory of Bimolecular Reactions 
  • Days 9 and 10 (Days9n10.pdf) Potential Energy Surfaces (hypersurfaces) 
  • Day 11 (Day11.pdf) Transition State Theory 
  • Day 12 (Day12.pdf) Unimolecular Reactions and Pressure-Dependent Rate Parameters 
  • Day 13 (Day13.pdf) Estimation methods for thermochemical and rate parameters 
  • Day 14 (Day14.pdf) Reactions in Liquids 
  • Days 15 and 16 (Days15n16.pdf) Reactions at Solid Surfaces 
  • Days 17 and 18 (Days17n18.pdf) Transport Effects in Heterogeneous Reactions 
  • Day 19 (Day19.pdf) Review of the 1st half of the course 
  • Days 20 and 21 (Days20n21.pdf) The Fundamental Reactor Balance Equations 
  • Day 22 (Day22.pdf) Batch and Semi-Batch Reactors
  • Day 23 (Day23.pdf) The Ideal Plug Flow Tubular Reactor (PFTR)
  • Days 24 and 25 (Days24n25.pdf) The Ideal Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR)
  • Days 26 and 27 (Days26n27.pdf) Residence Time Distributions and Modeling Non-Ideal Reactors
  • Day 28 (Day28.pdf) A Brief Digression on the Numerical Solution of Boundary Value Problems
  • Day 29 (Day29.pdf) Fixed-Bed Catalytic Reactors
  • Day 30 (Day30.pdf) A Detailed Example of Fixed-Bed Catalytic Reactor Modeling
  • Day 31 (Day31.pdf) Fluidized Bed Reactors