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Chemical reaction engineering; beyond the fundamentals.

9781439831229

Chemical reaction engineering; beyond the fundamentals.

Doraiswamy, L. K. and Deniz Uner.

CRC Press

2014

522 pages

$129.95

Hardcover

TP155

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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