Chemical Reactor Development: from Laboratory Synthesis to Industrial Production

Chemical Reactor Development: from Laboratory Synthesis to Industrial Production

by D. Thoenes

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789048144464
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 12/10/2010
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1994
Pages: 348
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Part I: Introduction. 1. A qualitative overview of the field. 2. The path of chemical reactor development. Part II: General Principles. 3. Models for ideal single-phase reactors. 4. The physical contacting of reactants. 5. The interaction of chemical reactions and physical transport phenomena. 6. The formation of another phase in the reactor. 7. Integral isothermal reactor models. 8. Enthalpy management and temperature control. 9. The selection of a reactor type. Part III: Applications. 10. Reactors for organic chemical syntheses. 11. Reactors for conversion or formation of inorganic solids. 12. Reactors for heterogeneous catalysis. 13. Polymerization reactors. 14. Chemical reactors, product quality and the environment. Epilogue. Appendices to sections. List of symbols, abbreviations and units. Literature references and author index. Subject index.

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