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Chemical Reaction Engineering: a Core Discipline for the Process Industries - Professor Guy Marin - Recording available

Date From: 12 November 2014
Location: Online
Description: Professor Guy Marin (Ghent University, Belgium) illustrates the scope of chemical reaction engineering using examples from catalysis, thermal conversion processes, radical polymerisation and reactor design. Members of the Catalysis Special Interest Group can replay a recording of this webinar, and view the slides, free of charge. Visit the group's Resources area and log in with your membership number and PIN / password to access the webinar archive.
Event Type: Webinar
Venue: Online
Organiser: Catalysis Special Interest Group
 

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Chemical reaction engineering

Topic

Professor Guy Marin (Ghent University, Belgium) illustrates the scope of chemical reaction engineering using examples from catalysis, thermal conversion processes, radical polymerisation and reactor design. Chemical reaction engineering constitutes a key discipline for the chemical engineering profession. It allows the design of new, and the optimization of existing, products and processes. This is not only so because it provides quantitative relations between process input and output, but even more importantly because it provides insight into the reaction mechanism underlying these relations.

The tremendous progress made during past decades in the field of computational chemistry and engineering has led the profession away from the classical road from concept to industrial realization via a set experimental data collection campaign at increasing scales. Product and process innovation now requires a much more sophisticated interaction between theory and experiment. There is, of course, the 'straightforward' quantum chemical generation of reaction networks and corresponding rate coefficients and their application in multi-scale models towards catalyst, polymer and reactor design. Experimental verification at different scales of such data will remain essential for decades to come. More interesting, because they require heuristics i.e. the intuition of the researcher, are cases where theory provides information which is quasi impossible to obtain experimentally but leads to new or further insights. Tools such as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) codes allow for a technical feasibility analysis before engaging in an experimental programme.

This lecture will illustrate the scope of chemical reaction engineering using examples from catalysis, thermal conversion processes, radical polymerisation and reactor design.

Presenter

Guy MarinGuy B. Marin is professor in Chemical Reaction Engineering at Ghent University (Belgium) and directs the Laboratory for Chemical Technology. He received his chemical engineering degree from Ghent University in 1976 where he also obtained his PhD in 1980. He previously held a Fulbright fellowship at Stanford University and Catalytica Associates (USA) and was full professor from 1988 to 1997 at Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) where he taught reactor analysis and design. The investigation of chemical kinetics, aimed at the modelling and design of chemical processes and products all the way from molecule up to full scale, constitutes the core of his research.

Guy has written a book Kinetics of Chemical Reactions: Decoding Complexity with G. Yablonsky (Wiley-VCH, 2011) and co-authored more than 300 papers in international journals. He is editor-in-chief of Advances in Chemical Engineering, co-editor of the Chemical Engineering Journal and member of the editorial board of Applied Catalysis A: General and Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.

In 2012 he received an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) on “Multiscale Analysis and Design for Process Intensification and Innovation (MADPII)”, and was selected to deliver the 2012 Danckwerts Memorial lecture. He chairs the Working Party on Chemical Reaction Engineering of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering and is 'Master' of the 111 project of the Chinese Government for oversees collaborations in this field. 

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