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10.37 Chemical and Biological Reaction Engineering, Spring 2007 
Prof. William H. Green 
Lecture 16:  Catalysis 
 
 
This lecture covers: Inorganic and enzyme catalysis and their properties; kinetics of 
heterogeneous catalytic reactions; adsorption isotherms, derivation of rate laws; and 
Langumuir-Hinshelwood kinetics 
 
What initiates the reaction? 
AB +? starts upon mixing 
 
 
A 
B 
Product
 
Figure 1. Bi-molecular reaction in a CSTR. 
 
 Temperature drastically increases reaction rate. 
 
Figure 2. Schematic of tube reactor. 
 
Catalyst dramatically increases reaction rate. 
A
 
catalyst
 
C
2
H
6 
Rxn occurs
 
Fire
 
Hot
 
 
Figure 3. Schematic of packed bed reactor. 
 
Catalyst: Accelerates rate of reaction but is not consumed 
 
Cite as: William Green, Jr., course materials for 10.37 Chemical and Biological Reaction Engineering, 
Spring 2007. MIT OpenCourseWare (http://ocw.mit.edu), Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 
Downloaded on [DD Month YYYY]. 
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