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Overview

This volume is comprised of reviews to inform the chemical engineering community about important developments in science and technology, and to serve as starting points for further advances. Included are chapters on chemical reactions of all sorts, combustion synthesis, fluid dynamics and the analysis and design of chemical reactors, and industrial cases in environmental engineering.

Audience: Academic and industrial researchers in chemical and biomedical engineering.

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for the Series
"By scanning the progression of topics from the earliest volumes to the present one, it is possible to gain a perspective on the growth and evolution of chemical engineering from artful practice to rigorous science. During these past two decades the field has become one of the premier applied sciences by virtue of its vigor and scope. The contents of this latest volume provide strong evidence for this evolution...The scope of this volume is impressive...It is a scope that is reflective of the current state of chemical engineering science."
—JOURNAL OF AMERICAN CHEMISTRY SOCIETY

"A great deal of care has gone into the preparation of the contributions, and these prove to be both readable and informative...I strongly commend this book to all involved in teaching or research in chemical engineering."
—CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE

The American Journal of Chemical Society
By scanning the progression of topics from the earliest volumes to the present one, it is possible to gain a perspective on the growth and evolution of chemical engineering from artful practice to rigorous science. During these past two decades the field has become one of the premier applied sciences by virtue of its vigor and scope. The contents of this latest volume provide strong evidence for this evolution.
Engineering Chemical Science
A great deal of care has gone into the preparation of the contributions, and these prove to be both readable and informative...I strongly recommend this book to all involved in teaching or research in chemical engineering.
Booknews
Articles are presented here to impact engineering practice, to speed the transfer of information from the research literature, to stimulate new research, and to aid in the teaching of graduate courses. Topics include: analysis and synthesis of resilient heat exchanger networks; catalytic hydrodemetallation of petroleum; the safety matrix--people applying technology to yield safe chemical plants and products. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

Gregory Stephanopoulos is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT. He received his B.S. from the National Technical University of Athens, his M.S. from the University of Florida and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, all in Chemical Engineering. Upon graduation, he joined the Chemical Engineering Faculty of the California Institute of Technology, where he served as Assistant and Associate Professor until 1985. In 1985 he was appointed Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT where he has been ever since.Stephanopoulos' work has appeared in more than 150 publications and 7 patents. He has been recognized with the Dreyfus Foundation Teacher Scholar Award (1982), Excellence in Teaching Award (1984), and Technical Achievement Award of the AIChE (1984). He has been a Presidential Young Investigator and the Chairman of the Food Pharmaceutical & Bioengineering Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (1992). In 1992 he was a Visiting Professor at the International Research Center for Biotechnology at Osaka University and was elected a Founding Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. In 1996 he chaired the first Conference on Metabolic Engineering and gave the inaugural Bayer Lecture on Biochemical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. He was honored with the FPBE Division Award at AIChE in 1997.

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Table of Contents

Preface. R. Ocone and G. Astarita, Kinetics and Thermodynamics in Multicomponent Mixtures. A. Varma, A.S. Rogachev, A.S. Mukasyan, and S. Hwang, Combustion Synthesis of Advanced Materials: Principals and Applications. J.A.M. Kuipers and W.P.M. van Swaaij, Computational Fluid Dynamics Applied to Chemical Reaction Engineering. R.E. Schmitt, D.M. Sparks, H. Klee, and M.K. Podar, Using Relative Risk Analysis to Set Priorities for Pollution Prevention at a Petroleum Refinery. Subject Index.

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