CRE Asynchronous Learning

Unit 7

Gas Phase Reactions with Pressure Drop


After completing Unit 7 of the text and the associated website material, the reader will be able to:

  • Apply CRE algorithm to gas phase
  • Account for the effects of pressure drop conversion in packed bed tubular reactors and in packed bed spherical reactors
  • Answer what if... questions

Reading Assignment

Text: Chapter 5, pages 178-189

Web: Read through the Summary Notes for Chapter 5, and do the self-tests located here

Additionally, explore the Living Example Problems, Extra Help, Additional Materials, and so on under "Useful Links" here to further your understanding of the unit.

Lecture Notes: Read through the lecture notes for Lecture 7 located here

and those for Lecture 8 located here

Time Estimate: 3 hours

Problem Assignment

Q51AQ5-1_A,Q52AQ5-2_A, doing the five iClicker questions here

P51B(a),(e),(f)P5-1_B(a),(e),(f), using either the Wolfram or Python LEPs,found here

P58BP5-8_BCalifornia Problem/Old Exam Question (OEQ)

P511BP5-11_BPressure Drop Short Calculation



Time Estimate: 4.5 hours

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Unit 7: Total Time Estimate: 7.5 hours