Chemical Reaction Engineering and Reactor Technology

Chemical Reaction Engineering and Reactor Technology

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The role of the chemical reactor is crucial for the industrial conversion of raw materials into products and numerous factors must be considered when selecting an appropriate and efficient chemical reactor. Chemical Reaction Engineering and Reactor Technology defines the qualitative aspects that affect the selection of an industrial chemical reactor and couples various reactor models to case-specific kinetic expressions for chemical processes.

Offering a systematic development of the chemical reaction engineering concept, this volume explores:

Essential stoichiometric, kinetic, and thermodynamic terms needed in the analysis of chemical reactors
Homogeneous and heterogeneous reactors
Residence time distributions and non-ideal flow conditions in industrial reactors
Solutions of algebraic and ordinary differential equation systems
Gas- and liquid-phase diffusion coefficients and gas-film coefficients
Correlations for gas-liquid systems
Solubilities of gases in liquids
Guidelines for laboratory reactors and the estimation of kinetic parameters

The authors pay special attention to the exact formulations and derivations of mass energy balances and their numerical solutions. Richly illustrated and containing exercises and solutions covering a number of processes, from oil refining to the development of specialty and fine chemicals, the text provides a clear understanding of chemical reactor analysis and design.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 648 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 35.05mm | 1,338g
  • CRC Press Inc
  • Bosa Roca, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 2-page 4-color dedication page on same paper; over 1900 equations; 103 Tables, black and white; 229 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1420092685
  • 9781420092684
  • 2,025,056

Table of contents

Preliminary Studies
Laboratory Experiments
Analysis of the Experimental Results
Simulation of Reactor Models
Installation of a Pilot-Plant Unit
Construction of the Facility in Full Scale
Stoichiometry and Kinetics
Stoichiometric Matrix
Reaction Kinetics
Homogeneous Reactors
Reactors for Homogeneous Reactions
Homogeneous Tube Reactor with a Plug Flow
Homogeneous Tank Reactor with Perfect Mixing
Homogeneous BR
Molar Amount, Mole Fraction, Reaction Extent, Conversion, and Concentration
Stoichiometry in Mass Balances
Equilibrium Reactor: Adiabatic Temperature Change
Analytical Solutions for Mass and Energy Balances
Numerical Solution of Mass Balances for Various Coupled Reactions
Nonideal Reactors: Residence Time Distributions
Residence Time Distribution in Flow Reactors
Residence Time Functions
Segregation and Maximum Mixedness
Tanks-in-Series Model
Axial Dispersion Model
Tube Reactor with a Laminar Flow
Catalytic Two-Phase Reactors
Reactors for Heterogeneous Catalytic Gas- and Liquid-Phase Reactions
Packed Bed
Fluidized Bed
Parameters for Packed Bed and Fluidized Bed Reactors
Catalytic Three-Phase Reactors
Reactors Used for Catalytic Three-Phase Reactions
Mass Balances for Three-Phase Reactors
Energy Balances for Three-Phase Reactors
Gas-Liquid Reactors
Reactors for Noncatalytic and Homogeneously Catalyzed Reactions
Mass Balances for Ideal Gas-Liquid Reactors
Energy Balances for Gas-Liquid Reactors
Reactors for Reactive Solids
Reactors for Processes with Reactive Solids
Models for Reactive Solid Particles
Mass Balances for Reactors Containing a Solid Reactive Phase
Toward New Reactor and Reaction Engineering
How to Approach the Modeling of Novel Reactor Concepts?
Reactor Structures and Operation Modes
Transient Operation Modes and Dynamic Modeling
Novel Forms of Energy and Reaction Media
Exploring Reaction Engineering for New Applications
Chemical Reaction Engineering: Historical Remarks and Future Challenges
Chemical Reaction Engineering as a Part of Chemical Engineering
Early Achievements of Chemical Engineering
The Roots of Chemical Reaction Engineering
Understanding Continuous Reactors and Transport Phenomena
Postwar Time: New Theories Emerge
Numerical Mathematics and Computing Develop
Teaching the Next Generation
Expansion of Chemical Reaction Engineering: Toward New Paradigms
Solutions to Selected Exercises
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About Tapio O. Salmi

Tapio Salmi is a professor of chemical reaction engineering at Abo Akademi in Abo-Turku, Finland.
Jyri-Pekka Mikkola is a professor of industrial chemistry at Umea University in Sweden and Abo Akademi in Abo-Turku, Finland.
Johan P. Warnais a professor of chemical reaction engineering at Abo Akademi in Abo-Turku, Finland.
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