Chemical Reaction Engineering and Reactor Technology, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Tapio O. Salmi, Jyri-Pekka Mikkola, Johan P. Wärnå

Chapman and Hall/CRC
Published July 25, 2019
Textbook - 628 Pages - 422 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138712508 - CAT# K32225
Series: Chemical Industries

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The role of the chemical reactor is crucial for the industrial conversion of raw materials into products and numerous factors must be considered when selecting an appropriate and efficient chemical reactor. Chemical Reaction Engineering and Reactor Technology defines the qualitative aspects that affect the selection of an industrial chemical reactor and couples various reactor models to case-specific kinetic expressions for chemical processes.

Thoroughly revised and updated, this much-anticipated Second Edition addresses the rapid academic and industrial development of chemical reaction engineering. Offering a systematic development of the chemical reaction engineering concept, this volume explores:

  • essential stoichiometric, kinetic, and thermodynamic terms needed in the analysis of chemical reactors
  • homogeneous and heterogeneous reactors
  • reactor optimization aspects
  • residence time distributions and non-ideal flow conditions in industrial reactors
  • solutions of algebraic and ordinary differential equation systems
  • gas- and liquid-phase diffusion coefficients and gas-film coefficients
  • correlations for gas-liquid systems
  • solubilities of gases in liquids
  • guidelines for laboratory reactors and the estimation of kinetic parameters

The authors pay special attention to the exact formulations and derivations of mass energy balances and their numerical solutions. Richly illustrated and containing exercises and solutions covering a number of processes, from oil refining to the development of specialty and fine chemicals, the text provides a clear understanding of chemical reactor analysis and design.


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