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Chemical Reactor Development : from Laboratory Synthesis to Industrial Production - Dirk Thoenes

Chemical Reactor Development

from Laboratory Synthesis to Industrial Production

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1994
ISBN: 9780792330271
Number Of Pages: 348

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Chemical Reactor Development is written primarily for chemists and chemical engineers who are concerned with the development of a chemical synthesis from the laboratory bench scale, where the first successful experiments are performed, to the design desk, where the first commercial reactor is conceived. It is also written for those chemists and chemical engineers who are concerned with the further development of a chemical process with the objective of enhancing the performance of an existing industrial plant, as well as for students of chemistry and chemical engineering.
In Part I, the `how' and the `why' of chemical reaction engineering are explained, particularly for those who are not familiar with this area. Part II deals with the effects of a number of physical phenomena on the outcome of chemical reactions, such as micro and meso-mixing and residence time distribution, mass transfer between two phases, and the formation of another phase, such as in precipitations. These scale-dependent effects are not only important in view of the conversion of chemical reactions, but also with regard to the selectivity, and in the case of solid products, to their morphology. In Part III, some applications are treated in a general way, including organic syntheses, the conversion and formation of inorganic solids, catalytic processes and polymerizations. The last chapter gives a review of the importance of the selectivity for product quality and for the purity of waste streams.
For research chemists and chemical engineers whose work involves chemical reaction engineering. The book is also suitable as a supplementary graduate text.

A qualitative overview of the fieldp. 1
The path of chemical reactor developmentp. 17
Models for ideal single-phase reactorsp. 24
The physical contacting of reactantsp. 56
The interaction of chemical reactions and physical transport phenomenap. 123
The formation of another phase in the reactorp. 170
Integral isothermal reactor modelsp. 193
Enthalpy management and temperature controlp. 221
The selection of a reactor typep. 238
Reactors for organic chemical synthesesp. 247
Reactors for conversion or formation of inorganic solidsp. 262
Reactors for heterogeneous catalysisp. 275
Polymerization reactorsp. 286
Chemical reactors, product quality and the environmentp. 307
Epiloguep. 316
Appendices to sectionsp. 318
List of symbols, abbreviations and unitsp. 333
Literature references and author indexp. 339
Subject indexp. 345
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ISBN: 9780792330271
ISBN-10: 0792330277
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 31st July 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.77