Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/7/2016
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall

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The Definitive, Fully Updated Guide to Solving Real-World Chemical Reaction Engineering Problems


For decades, H. Scott Fogler’s Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering has been the world’s dominant text for courses in chemical reaction engineering. Now, Fogler has created a new, completely updated fifth edition of his internationally respected book. The result is a refined book that contains new examples and problems, as well as an updated companion Web site. More than ever, Fogler has successfully integrated text, visuals, and computer simulations to help both undergraduate and graduate students master all of the field’s fundamentals. As always, he links theory to practice through many relevant examples, ranging from standard isothermal and non-isothermal reactor design to applications, such as solar energy, blood clotting, and drug delivery, and computer chip manufacturing.


To promote the transfer of key skills to real-life settings, Fogler presents the following three styles of problems:

  1. Straightforward problems that reinforce the principles of chemical reaction engineering
  2. Living Example Problems (LEPs) that allow students to rapidly explore the issues and look for optimal solutions
  3. Open-ended problems that encourage students to practice creative problem-solving skills 

About the Web Site

The companion Web site offers extensive enrichment opportunities and additional content, including

  • Complete PowerPoint slides for lecture notes for chemical reaction engineering classes.
  • Links to additional software, including POLYMATH™, Matlab™, Wolfram Mathematica™, AspenTech™, and COMSOL™.
  • Interactive learning resources linked to each chapter, including Learning Objectives, Summary Notes, Web Modules, Interactive Computer Games, Solved Problems, FAQs, additional homework problems, and links to Learncheme.
  • Living Example Problems that provide more than eighty interactive simulations, allowing students to explore the examples and ask “what-if” questions. The LEPs are unique to this book.
  • Professional Reference Shelf, which includes advanced content on reactors, weighted least squares, experimental planning, laboratory reactors, pharmacokinetics, wire gauze reactors, trickle bed reactors, fluidized bed reactors, CVD boat reactors, detailed explanations of key derivations, and more.
  • Problem-solving strategies and insights on creative and critical thinking.

Author Biography

H. Scott Fogler is the Ame and Catherine Vennema Professor of Chemical Engineering and the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan and the 2009 President of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. His research interests include flow and reaction in porous media, wax and asphaltene deposition, asphaltene flocculation kinetics, gelation kinetics, colloidal phenomena, and catalyzed dissolution. He has been research advisor to more than 45 Ph.D. students and has more than 235 refereed publications in these areas. Fogler has chaired ASEE’s Chemical Engineering Division, served as director of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and earned the Warren K. Lewis Award from AIChE for contributions to chemical engineering education. He also received the Chemical Manufacturers Association’s National Catalyst Award and the 2010 Malcom E. Pruitt Award from the council for Chemical Research (CCR). He is the coauthor of the best-selling textbook Strategies for Creative Problem Solving, Third Edition (Prentice Hall, 2014).

Table of Contents


About the Author


Chapter 1: Mole Balances

Chapter 2: Conversion and Reactor Sizing

Chapter 3: Rate Laws

Chapter 4: Stoichiometry

Chapter 5: Isothermal Reactor Design: Conversion

Chapter 6: Isothermal Reactor Design: Moles and Molar Flow Rates

Chapter 7: Collection and Analysis of Rate Data

Chapter 8: Multiple Reactions

Chapter 9: Reaction Mechanisms, Pathways, Bioreactions, and Bioreactors

Chapter 10: Catalysis and Catalytic Reactors

Chapter 11: Nonisothermal Reactor Design: The Steady-State Energy Balance and Adiabatic PFR Applications

Chapter 12: Steady-State Nonisothermal Reactor Design: Flow Reactors with Heat Exchange

Chapter 13: Unsteady-State Nonisothermal Reactor Design

Chapter 14: Mass Transfer Limitations in Reacting Systems

Chapter 15: Diffusion and Reaction

Chapter 16: Distributions of Residence Times for Chemical Reactors

Chapter 17: Predicting Conversion Directly from the Residence Time Distribution

Chapter 18: Models for Nonideal Reactors


Appendix A: Numerical Techniques

Appendix B: Ideal Gas Constant and Conversion Factors

Appendix C: Thermodynamic Relationships Involving the Equilibrium Constant

Appendix D: Software Packages

Appendix E: Nomenclature

Appendix F: Rate Law Data

Appendix G: Open-Ended Problems



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