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.
FUNDAMENTALS REVISITED Chemical Reaction Analysis Chemical Reactor Analysis CHEMICAL REACTION ANALYSIS: Building on the Fundamentals Complex Reactions Catalysis by Solids and in Solution Kinetics and Modeling of Solid Catalyzed Reactions Role of Internal Mass and Heat Transfer Role of External Heat and Mass Transfer Experimental Methods for Solid Catalyzed Reactions: Comparison and Choice of Reactors Gas-Liquid Reactions Experimental Methods for Gas-Liquid Reactions: Comparison and Choice of Reactors Gas-Solid Reactions Three-Phase Reactions Kinetic Modeling Using Atomic and Molecular Simulation CHEMICAL REACTOR ANALYSIS: Building on the Fundamentals Classification oflndustrial Reactors Homogeneous Reactor Design Design of Solid Catalyzed Fluid Phase Reactors Design of Gas-Liquid Reactors Design of Three-Phase Reactors Estimation of Design Parameters for Major Reactor Types and Their Experimental Determination Introduction to Reactor Design Using Computational Fluid Dynamics