Chemical and Biochemical Kinetics

Course Information
TitleΧημική και Βιοχημική Κινητική / Chemical and Biochemical Kinetics
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600015518

Programme of Study: GSP CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING (2020- until now)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
HEALTH-FOODCompulsory Course117
ENERGY-ENVIRONMENTCompulsory Course117

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The course aims at transferring integrated and simultaneously targeted knowledge to the kinetics of chemical and biochemical processes. The basic nature of this knowledge outlines the scope of applications in enzymatic and non-enzymatic processes. Since kinetics is a key factor of understanding a multitude of catalytic processes in research and industry, the deepening and consolidation of the principles that govern it are the cornerstones of developing critical thinking in the investigation of (bio) chemical (anti) actions. The combination of theoretical knowledge, applications in chemical engineering and simulation of chemical kinetic reactions through modeling constitute an integrated experience for the graduate student in (bio) chemical engineering
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Reaction properties i) The kinetic versus thermodynamic approach ii) The driving force for single-molecule interactions iii) The reaction order. Relationship between the apparent and intrinsic order of a reaction (iv) Reaction rate and rate constants 2. Equations and analysis of rate data i. Chemical Reaction Stoichiometry and Conversion ii. Kinetic expressions iii. Parallel - Sequential reactions iv. Experimental kinetics studies of chemical reactions 3. Catalytic reaction kinetics i. Catalyst types and characteristics ii. Kinetic patterns of heterogeneous catalytic reactions iii. Intrinsic and overall rate expressions iv. Kinetics of catalytic heterogeneous reactions 2. Enzymes as biocatalysts 3. The acid-base biochemistry in enzyme kinetics 4. Enzyme activation and inhibition. Effect of pH 5. Reaction mechanisms i) Structural and kinetic approaches ii) The kinetics of catalysts versus non-catalyzed reactions (iii) Methods of processing enzymatic kinetics 6. Enzymatic versus non-enzymatic catalysis (i) Kinetic analysis: distribution experiments, the decisive step of the reaction ii) The biochemistry of amino acids at active enzyme sites (iii) Relationships between Binding, Specificity, and Speed ​​of Enzyme-Catalyzed Reactions 7. Simulation of chemical kinetic reactions
kinetics, chemical reaction, biochemical reaction, reactor, enzyme, catalyst, reaction rate
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Course Organization
Written assigments150.5
Student Assessment
final written exam
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Σχεδιασμός των Χημικών Αντιδραστήρων-Τόμος 1 , Κ. Κυπαρισσίδης, 2008 Mηχανική Χημικών Αντιδράσεων και Σχεδιασμός Αντιδραστήρων, Η. Scott Fogler (ελληνική μετάφραση, Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, Εκδόση 2009) Ετερογενείς Καταλυτικές Αντιδράσεις και Αντιδραστήρες, Ξ. Βερύκιος, Εκδόσεις Κωσταράκη Πάτρα 2004 Μηχανική Χημικών Διεργασιών, Οctave Levenspiel, (ελληνική μετάφραση, Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα 2011)
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