Chemical Reaction Engineering : Beyond the Fundamentals, Hardback Book

Chemical Reaction Engineering : Beyond the Fundamentals Hardback


Filling a longstanding gap for graduate courses in the field, Chemical Reaction Engineering: Beyond the Fundamentals covers basic concepts as well as complexities of chemical reaction engineering, including novel techniques for process intensification.

The book is divided into three parts: Fundamentals Revisited, Building on Fundamentals, and Beyond the Fundamentals.

Part I: Fundamentals Revisited reviews the salient features of an undergraduate course, introducing concepts essential to reactor design, such as mixing, unsteady-state operations, multiple steady states, and complex reactions. Part II: Building on Fundamentals is devoted to "skill building," particularly in the area of catalysis and catalytic reactions.

It covers chemical thermodynamics, emphasizing the thermodynamics of adsorption and complex reactions; the fundamentals of chemical kinetics, with special emphasis on microkinetic analysis; and heat and mass transfer effects in catalysis, including transport between phases, transfer across interfaces, and effects of external heat and mass transfer.

It also contains a chapter that provides readers with tools for making accurate kinetic measurements and analyzing the data obtained. Part III: Beyond the Fundamentals presents material not commonly covered in textbooks, addressing aspects of reactors involving more than one phase.

It discusses solid catalyzed fluid-phase reactions in fixed-bed and fluidized-bed reactors, gas-solid noncatalytic reactions, reactions involving at least one liquid phase (gas-liquid and liquid-liquid), and multiphase reactions.

This section also describes membrane-assisted reactor engineering, combo reactors, homogeneous catalysis, and phase-transfer catalysis.

The final chapter provides a perspective on future trends in reaction engineering.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 578 pages, approx 795 equations; 58 Tables, black and white; 182 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
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  • Category: Industrial chemistry
  • ISBN: 9781439831229



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