Reaction Engineering Principles [electronic resource] / by Himadri Roy Ghatak.

By: Ghatak, Himadri Roy [author.]Contributor(s): Taylor and FrancisMaterial type: TextTextLanguage: English Language: English Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, [2018]Copyright date: ©2016Edition: First editionDescription: 1 online resource (308 pages) : 99 illustrations, text file, PDFContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781315367781 (e-book : PDF)Subject(s): Backmix Flow Reactors | Chemical Kinetics | Chemical Reactions | Chemical Reactors | Heterogeneous Reactions | Ideal Isothermal Batch Reactors | Ideal Isothermal Flow Reactors | Multiple Reactions | Nonideal Flow in Reactors | Nonisothermal Reactors | Plug Flow Reactors | Reaction Engineering | Reaction Engineering Fundamentals | Reaction Engineering Principles | Residence Time Distribution | Stoichiometry | Thermodynamics of Chemical Reactions | Chemical engineering -- Mathematics | SCIENCE -- Chemistry -- Industrial & Technical | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Chemical & BiochemicalGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version: : No titleDDC classification: 660.2 LOC classification: TP155.7Online resources: Click here to view. Also available in print format.
Contents:
IntroductionConcepts from Physical ChemistryConcepts from Fluid and Particle MechanicsConcepts from Heat and Mass Transport ProcessesConservation Laws StoichiometryLaw of Definite ProportionsLaw of Multiple ProportionsReaction StoichiometryExercisesReferences Chemical KineticsThe Rate of a Homogeneous Chemical ReactionFactors Affecting the Rate of a Chemical ReactionKinetics of Heterogeneous ReactionsExercisesReferences Thermodynamics of Chemical ReactionHeat of ReactionReaction EquilibriumExercisesReferences Ideal Isothermal Batch ReactorGeneral Mole Balance Equation for Homogeneous ReactionsConstant Volume Batch ReactorSingle-Reactant nth-Order ReactionGeneral Reaction Involving Several ReactantsReversible ReactionsHalf-Life for Irreversible ReactionsMultiple ReactionsVariable Volume Batch ReactorHeterogeneous Reactions in Batch ReactorExercisesReferences Ideal Isothermal Flow ReactorsIdeal Plug Flow ReactorIdeal Backmix Flow ReactorComparison of PFR and BFRCombination of PFR and BFRExercisesReferences Nonisothermal ReactorsBatch ReactorPlug Flow ReactorBackmix Flow ReactorReversible Reactions under Nonisothermal ConditionsOptimum TemperatureExercisesReferences Nonideal Flow in ReactorsRTD for Ideal ReactorsRTD for Real ReactorsProperties of RTD FunctionConversion from RTDMathematical Models for Real ReactorsExercisesReferences Reactors of Special TypesElectrochemical ReactorsBiochemical ReactorsCatalytic Packed Bed ReactorsCatalytic Fluidized Bed ReactorsExercisesReferences AppendicesThe International System of UnitsCommonly Used Units for Some Physical Quantities with Conversion FactorsSome Important Physical Constants.
Abstract: Chemical reaction engineering is at the core of chemical engineering education. Unfortunately, the subject can be intimidating to students, because it requires a heavy dose of mathematics. These mathematics, unless suitably explained in the context of the physical phenomenon, can confuse rather than enlighten students. Bearing this in mind, Reaction Engineering Principles is written primarily from a student's perspective. It is the culmination of the author's more than twenty years of experience teaching chemical reaction engineering. The textbook begins by covering the basic building blocks of the subject-stoichiometry, kinetics, and thermodynamics-ensuring students gain a good grasp of the essential concepts before venturing into the world of reactors. The design and performance evaluation of reactors are conveniently grouped into chapters based on an increasing degree of difficulty. Accordingly, isothermal reactors-batch and ideal flow types-are addressed first, followed by non-isothermal reactor operation, non-ideal flow in reactors, and some special reactor types. For better comprehension, detailed derivations are provided for all important mathematical equations. Narrative of the physical context in which the formulae work adds to the clarity of thought. The use of mathematical formulae is elaborated upon in the form of problem solving steps followed by worked examples. Effects of parameters, changing trends, and comparisons between different situations are presented graphically. Self-practice exercises are included at the end of each chapter.
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IntroductionConcepts from Physical ChemistryConcepts from Fluid and Particle MechanicsConcepts from Heat and Mass Transport ProcessesConservation Laws StoichiometryLaw of Definite ProportionsLaw of Multiple ProportionsReaction StoichiometryExercisesReferences Chemical KineticsThe Rate of a Homogeneous Chemical ReactionFactors Affecting the Rate of a Chemical ReactionKinetics of Heterogeneous ReactionsExercisesReferences Thermodynamics of Chemical ReactionHeat of ReactionReaction EquilibriumExercisesReferences Ideal Isothermal Batch ReactorGeneral Mole Balance Equation for Homogeneous ReactionsConstant Volume Batch ReactorSingle-Reactant nth-Order ReactionGeneral Reaction Involving Several ReactantsReversible ReactionsHalf-Life for Irreversible ReactionsMultiple ReactionsVariable Volume Batch ReactorHeterogeneous Reactions in Batch ReactorExercisesReferences Ideal Isothermal Flow ReactorsIdeal Plug Flow ReactorIdeal Backmix Flow ReactorComparison of PFR and BFRCombination of PFR and BFRExercisesReferences Nonisothermal ReactorsBatch ReactorPlug Flow ReactorBackmix Flow ReactorReversible Reactions under Nonisothermal ConditionsOptimum TemperatureExercisesReferences Nonideal Flow in ReactorsRTD for Ideal ReactorsRTD for Real ReactorsProperties of RTD FunctionConversion from RTDMathematical Models for Real ReactorsExercisesReferences Reactors of Special TypesElectrochemical ReactorsBiochemical ReactorsCatalytic Packed Bed ReactorsCatalytic Fluidized Bed ReactorsExercisesReferences AppendicesThe International System of UnitsCommonly Used Units for Some Physical Quantities with Conversion FactorsSome Important Physical Constants.

Chemical reaction engineering is at the core of chemical engineering education. Unfortunately, the subject can be intimidating to students, because it requires a heavy dose of mathematics. These mathematics, unless suitably explained in the context of the physical phenomenon, can confuse rather than enlighten students. Bearing this in mind, Reaction Engineering Principles is written primarily from a student's perspective. It is the culmination of the author's more than twenty years of experience teaching chemical reaction engineering. The textbook begins by covering the basic building blocks of the subject-stoichiometry, kinetics, and thermodynamics-ensuring students gain a good grasp of the essential concepts before venturing into the world of reactors. The design and performance evaluation of reactors are conveniently grouped into chapters based on an increasing degree of difficulty. Accordingly, isothermal reactors-batch and ideal flow types-are addressed first, followed by non-isothermal reactor operation, non-ideal flow in reactors, and some special reactor types. For better comprehension, detailed derivations are provided for all important mathematical equations. Narrative of the physical context in which the formulae work adds to the clarity of thought. The use of mathematical formulae is elaborated upon in the form of problem solving steps followed by worked examples. Effects of parameters, changing trends, and comparisons between different situations are presented graphically. Self-practice exercises are included at the end of each chapter.

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