Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design / Edition 2

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Overview

This is the Second Edition of the standard text on chemical reaction engineering, beginning with basic definitions and fundamental principles and continuing all the way to practical applications, emphasizing real-world aspects of industrial practice. The two main sections cover applied or engineering kinetics, reactor analysis and design. Includes updated coverage of computer modeling methods and many new worked examples. Most of the examples use real kinetic data from processes of industrial importance.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471510444
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/16/1990
  • Series: Chemical Engineering Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 1.46 (d)

Table of Contents

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING KINETICS.
Elements of Reaction Kinetics.
Kinetics of Heterogeneous Catalytic Reactions.
Transport Processes with Reactions Catalyzed by Solids.
Noncatalytic Gas-Solid Reactions.
Catalyst Deactivation.
Gas-Liquid Reactions.
ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF CHEMICAL REACTORS.
The Fundamental Mass, Energy, and Momentum Balance Equations.
The Batch and Semibatch Reactors.
The Plug Flow Reactor.
The Perfectly Mixed Flow Reactor.
Fixed Bed Catalytic Reactors.
Nonideal Flow Patterns and Population Balance Models.
Fluidized Bed and Transport Reactors.
Multiphase Flow Reactors.
Author Index.
Subject Index.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2005

    Thoroughly Mediocre

    There aren't many textbook selections out there for professors of graduate reaction engineering, so I guess that's why some choose this book. This book reads like it's a compilation of individual papers from the authors, wrapped up and called a textbook. There is essentially no flow between chapters (not to mention an inconsistent font throughout the book). Another side effect of the paper-compilation method is the extensive amount of referencing done. This is OK in an academic periodical, but I expect a little more explanation from a textbook. Another gripe I have is that when going through some calculation techniques, huge (very important) steps will be glossed over and unexplained. There is a lot covered in this book. I would never recommend this book for an undergraduate class, however, I can understand why some professors choose it at the graduate level (We'll leave out the fact that my professor was buddy-buddy with one of the authors . . .).

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