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Chemical reaction engineering; beyond the fundamentals.


Chemical reaction engineering; beyond the fundamentals.

Doraiswamy, L. K. and Deniz Uner.

CRC Press


522 pages




Doraiswamy (chemical and biological engineering, Iowa State U.) and Uner (Middle East Technical U., Turkey) offer graduate students a textbook on chemical reaction engineering. They outline the fundamental concepts related to reactor design, such as mixing, unsteady-state operations, multiple steady states, and complex reactions; chemical thermodynamics, with emphasis on the thermodynamics of adsorption and complex reactions; the fundamentals of chemical kinetics, with discussion of microkinetic analysis; heat and mass transfer effects in catalysis, including transport between phases, transfer across interfaces, and the effects of external heat and mass transfer; and tools for making kinetic measurements and analyzing data. They outline aspects of reactors involving more than one phase, including solid catalyzed fluid-phase reactions in fixed bed and fluidized-bed reactors, gas solid noncatalytic reactions, reactions involving at least one liquid phase, and multiphase reactions, as well as membrane assisted reactor engineering, combo reactors, homogeneous catalysis, and phase-transfer catalysis. Interludes between chapters describe technologies and designs.

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