Introduction to Chemical Engineering Kinetics and Reactor Design

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-05-27
  • Publisher: Wiley

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One of the most acclaimed books in the field, Introduction to Chemical Engineering Kinetics and Reactor Design provides an introductory text focusing on chemical kinetics and reactor for chemical engineering students. This new second edition is completely revised and updated to include a large number of intellectually stimulating problems (more than 80% are new) encompassing a wide range of chemical engineering topics, including such new areas as biological systems and nano technology.

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition

Preface to the First Edition

Chapter 1. Stoichiometric Coefficients and Reaction Progress Variables

1.0 Introduction

1.1 Basic Stoichiometric Concepts

Chapter 2. Thermodynamics of Chemical Reactions

2.0 Introduction

2.1 Chemical Potentials and Standard States

2.2 Energy Effects Associated With Chemical Reactions

2.3 Sources of Thermo-chemical Data

2.4 The Equilibrium Constant and Its Relation to

2.5 Effects of Temperature and Pressure Changes on the Equilibrium Constant

2.6 Determination of Equilibrium Compositions

2.7 Effects of Reaction Conditions on Equilibrium Yields

2.8 Heterogeneous Reactions

2.9 Equilibrium Treatment of Simultaneous Reactions

2.10 Supplementary Reading References

Chapter 3. Basic Concepts in Chemical Kinetics - Determination of the Reaction Rate Expression

3.0 Introduction

3.1 Mathematical Characterization of Simple Reaction Systems

3.2 Experimental Aspects of Kinetic Studies

Chapter 4. Basic Concepts in Chemical Kinetics -Molecular Interpretations of Kinetic Phenomena

4.0 Introduction

4.1 Reaction Mechanisms

4.2 Chain Reactions

4.3 Molecular Theories of Chemical Kinetics

Chapter 5. Chemical Systems Involving Multiple Reactions

5.0 Introduction

5.1 Reversible Reactions

5.2 Parallel (Competitive) Reactions

5.3 Series or Consecutive Reactions – Irreversible Series Reactions

5.4 Complex Reactions

Chapter 6. Elements of Heterogeneous Catalysis

6.0 Introduction

6.1 Adsorption Phenomena

6.2 Adsorption Isotherms

6.3 Reaction Rate Expressions for Heterogeneous Catalytic Reactions

6.4 Physical Characterization of Heterogeneous Catalysts

6.5 Catalyst Preparation, Fabrication, and Activation

6.6 Poisoning and Deactivation of Catalysts

Chapter 7. Liquid Phase Reactions

7.0 Introduction

7.1 Electrostatic Effects in Liquid Solution

7.2 Pressure Effects on Reactions in Liquid Solution

7.3 Homogeneous Catalysis in Liquid Solution

7.4 Correlation Methods for Kinetic Data - Linear Free Energy Relations

Chapter 8. Basic Concepts in Reactor Design and Ideal Reactor Models

8.0 Introduction

8.2 Design of Tubular Reactors

8.3 Continuous Flow Stirred Tank Reactors

8.4 Reactor Networks Composed of Combinations of Ideal Continuous Stirred Tank Reactors and Plug Flow Reactors

8.5 Summary of Fundamental Design Relations - Comparison of Isothermal Stirred Tank and Plug Flow Reactors

8.6 Semi-Batch or Semi-Flow Reactors

Chapter 9. Selectivity and Optimization Considerations in the Design of Isothermal Reactors

9.0 Introduction

9.1 Competitive (Parallel) Reactions

9.2 Consecutive (Series) Reactions 

9.3 Competitive - Consecutive Reactions

9.4 Reactor Design for Autocatalytic Reactions

Chapter 10. Temperature and Energy Effects in Chemical Reactors

10.0 Introduction

10.1 The Energy Balance as Applied to Chemical Reactors

10.2 The Ideal Well-Stirred Batch Reactor

10.3 The Ideal Continuous Flow Stirred Tank Reactor

10.4 Temperature and Energy Considerations in Tubular Reactors

10.5 Autothermal Operation of Reactors

10.6 Stable Operating Conditions in Stirred Tank Reactors

10.7 Selection of Optimum Reactor Temperature Profiles - Thermodynamic and Selectivity Considerations

Chapter 11. Deviations from Ideal Flow Conditions

11.0 Introduction

11.1 Residence Time Distribution Functions, F(t) and dF(t)

11.2 Conversion Levels in Non-Ideal Flow Reactors

11.3 General Comments and Rules of Thumb

Chapter 12. Reactor Design for Heterogeneous Catalytic Reactions

12.0 Introduction

12.2 Mass Transport Processes within Porous Catalysts

12.3 Diffusion and Reaction in Porous Catalysts

12.4 Mass Transfer between the Bulk Fluid and External Surfaces of Solid Catalysts

12.6 "Global" Reaction Rates

12.7 Design of Fixed Bed Reactors

12.8 Design of Fluidized Bed Catalytic Reactors

Chapter 13. Basic and Applied Aspects of Biochemical Transformations and Bioreactors

13.0 Introduction

13.1 Growth Cycles of Micro-Organisms: Batch Operation of Bioreactors

13.2 Principles and Special Considerations for Bioreactor Design

13.3 Commercial Scale Applications of Bioreactors for Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Appendix A Fugacity Coefficient Chart

Appendix B Nomenclature

Appendix C Supplementary References

Name Index

Subject Index


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