Chemical Reaction Engineering: Beyond the Fundamentals

Chemical Reaction Engineering: Beyond the Fundamentals

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: 9781439831229

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  • Fills a longstanding gap for graduate courses in chemical reaction engineering
  • Reviews major concepts in chemical reaction engineering
  • Explores novel topics, such as combo reactors, membrane reactors, homogeneous catalysis, and phase transfer catalysis
  • Presents developments such as forced unsteady state operations, kinetic fluctuations, short contact time reactors, and microfluidic devices, with a strong emphasis on chemistry
  • Addresses evolving fields in Interludes (brief presentations between the chapters), offering a window to the developing fields and alternatives for term project assignments
  • Includes case studies, worked examples, and student assignments
  • Provides online content emphasizing computational aspects


Filling a longstanding gap for graduate courses in the field, Chemical Reaction Engineering: Beyond the Fundamentals covers basic concepts as well as complexities of chemical reaction engineering, including novel techniques for process intensification. The book is divided into three parts: Fundamentals Revisited, Building on Fundamentals, and Beyond the Fundamentals. Part I: Fundamentals Revisited reviews the salient features of an undergraduate course, introducing concepts essential to reactor design, such as mixing, unsteady-state operations, multiple steady states, and complex reactions.

Part II: Building on Fundamentals is devoted to "skill building," particularly in the area of catalysis and catalytic reactions. It covers chemical thermodynamics, emphasizing the thermodynamics of adsorption and complex reactions; the fundamentals of chemical kinetics, with special emphasis on microkinetic analysis; and heat and mass transfer effects in catalysis, including transport between phases, transfer across interfaces, and effects of external heat and mass transfer. It also contains a chapter that provides readers with tools for making accurate kinetic measurements and analyzing the data obtained.

Part III: Beyond the Fundamentals presents material not commonly covered in textbooks, addressing aspects of reactors involving more than one phase. It discusses solid catalyzed fluid-phase reactions in fixed-bed and fluidized-bed reactors, gas–solid noncatalytic reactions, reactions involving at least one liquid phase (gas–liquid and liquid–liquid), and multiphase reactions. This section also describes membrane-assisted reactor engineering, combo reactors, homogeneous catalysis, and phase-transfer catalysis. The final chapter provides a perspective on future trends in reaction engineering.

  • Isbn-13 Digit:: 9781439831229