Introduction to chemical reactor analysis
 Responsibility
 R.E. Hayes, J.P. Mmbaga.
 Language
 English.
 Edition
 Second edition.
 Publication
 Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, [2013]
 Distribution
 ©2013
 Physical description
 xxxi, 532 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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Creators/Contributors
 Author/Creator
 Hayes, R. E. (Robert E.)
 Contributor
 Mmbaga, J. P., author.
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references and index.
 Contents

 Introduction Process Development Basic Building Blocks of Chemical Reaction Engineering Outline of the Book Introduction to Chemical Reactions Classification and Types of Reactors Reactor Performance Measures Introduction to Rate Function Transport Phenomena in Reactors Numerical Methods References The Thermodynamics of Chemical Reactions Basic Definitions Energy Changes in Systems Chemical Reaction Equilibrium Summary Problems References Mole Balances in Ideal Reactors General Mole Balance Equation Perfectly Mixed Batch Reactor Plug Flow Reactor Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor Reaction Rate in Terms of Catalyst Mass Comparison of PFR and CSTR Performance Multiple Reactions MultipleReactor Systems Further Thoughts on Defining Conversion Transient Reactor Operation Summary Problems Energy Balances in Ideal Reactors Influence of Temperature on Reactor Operation General Energy Balance Batch Reactor Plug Flow Reactor Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor Summary Problems References Chemical Kinetics for Homogeneous Reactions General Nature of Rate Functions Reaction Mechanism Theoretical Analysis of Reaction Rate Rate Equations for Nonelementary Reactions Mechanisms and Models Experimental Methods in Rate Data Collection and Analysis Summary Problems Nonideal Reactor Analysis Causes of Nonideal Reactor Behavior Residence Time and Mixing RTD Function RTD in Ideal Reactors Modeling RTD Mixing in Chemical Reactors Summary Problems References Introduction to Catalysis Origins of Catalysis: Historical Perspectives Definitions and Fundamental Concepts Thermodynamics Catalyst Types and Basic Structure Classification of VaporPhase Reactions Basic Steps in Heterogeneous Catalytic Reactions Introduction to Catalytic Reactors Summary Kinetics of Catalytic Reactions Adsorption Rate Expressions for Catalytic Reactions Mechanisms and Models Summary Problems Reference Transport Processes in Catalysis Diffusion in Bulk Phase External Mass and Heat Transfer Effects Diffusion in Porous Catalysts Diffusion with Reaction in Porous Catalysts Summary Problems References Analysis of Catalytic Reactors PackedBed Reactor: Introduction and Overview Conservation Equations for Packed Beds OneDimensional SteadyState Plug Flow Models OneDimensional SteadyState Axial Dispersion Models TwoDimensional SteadyState Models Transient PackedBed Models Transport Properties in Packed Beds Autothermal Operation of Packed Beds FluidizedBed Reactors Metal Gauze Reactors Counter Diffusive Reactor: Radiant Heaters Monolith Reactors Reactors for GasLiquidSolid Systems Summary Problems References Experimental Methods in Catalysis Kinetic Investigations Measuring Physical Properties Electron Microscopy Surface Science Studies Summary Problems References Appendix 1: Numerical Methods Nonlinear Algebraic Equations Linear Algebraic Equations Ordinary Differential Equations Numerical Integration Numerical Differentiation Partial Differential Equations Appendix 2: Thermodynamic Data Appendix 3: Useful Integrals Appendix 4: Numerical Software POLYMATH MATLAB(R) COMSOL Multiphysics Index.
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 Publisher's Summary
 Introduction to Chemical Reactor Analysis, Second Edition introduces the basic concepts of chemical reactor analysis and design, an important foundation for understanding chemical reactors, which play a central role in most industrial chemical plants. The scope of the second edition has been significantly enhanced and the content reorganized for improved pedagogical value, containing sufficient material to be used as a text for an undergraduate level twoterm course. This edition also contains five new chapters on catalytic reaction engineering. Written so that newcomers to the field can easily progress through the topics, this text provides sufficient knowledge for readers to perform most of the common reaction engineering calculations required for a typical practicing engineer. The authors introduce kinetics, reactor types, and commonly used terms in the first chapter. Subsequent chapters cover a review of chemical engineering thermodynamics, mole balances in ideal reactors for three common reactor types, energy balances in ideal reactors, and chemical reaction kinetics. The text also presents an introduction to nonideal reactors, and explores kinetics and reactors in catalytic systems. The book assumes that readers have some knowledge of thermodynamics, numerical methods, heat transfer, and fluid flow. The authors include an appendix for numerical methods, which are essential to solving most realistic problems in chemical reaction engineering. They also provide numerous worked examples and additional problems in each chapter. Given the significant number of chemical engineers involved in chemical process plant operation at some point in their careers, this book offers essential training for interpreting chemical reactor performance and improving reactor operation. What's New in This Edition: * Five new chapters on catalytic reaction engineering, including various catalytic reactions and kinetics, transport processes, and experimental methods * Expanded coverage of adsorption * Additional worked problems * Reorganized material.
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Subjects
 Subject
 Chemical reactors > Analysis.
 Chemical reactors > Design.
Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2012
 Copyright date
 2013
 ISBN
 9781439867006 (pbk.)
 1439867003 (pbk.)