Employment opportunities for chemical engineers are moving away from petroleum and petrochemicals toward new applications such as materials processing, pharmaceuticals, and foods. Chemical reactors remain at the center of any chemical process; they are essential to improving existing processes and to designing new ones. Today and in the future chemical engineers must be able to use their knowledge of reactors in combination with other skills in order to think creatively and strategically about new processes and growing applications.
The Engineering of Chemical Reactions addresses these issues by focusing on the analysis of chemical reactors while simultaneously providing a description of industrial chemical processes and the strategies by which they operate. Ideal for upper-level undergraduate courses in chemical reactor engineering and kinetics, this text provides a concise, up-to-date alternative to similar texts. In addition to the analysis of simple chemical reactors, it considers more complex situations such as multistage reactors and reactor-separation systems. Energy management and the role of mass transfer in chemical reactors are also integrated into the text.
The evolution of chemical engineering from petroleum refining, through petrochemicals and polymers, to new applications is described so that students can see the relationships between past, present, and future technologies. Applications such as catalytic processes, environmental modeling, biological reactions, reactions involving solids, oxidation, combustion, safety, polymerization, and multiphase reactors are also described.
The text uses a notation of reaction stoichiometry and reactor mass balances which is kept simple so that students can see the principles of reactor design without becoming lost in complex special cases. Numerical methods are used throughout to consider more complex problems. Worked examples are given throughout the text, and over 300 homework problems are included. Both the examples and problems cover real-world chemistry and kinetics.
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Lanny D. Schmidt, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota.Review:
"Covers the basic concepts thoroughly and concisely."--H. Henry Lamb, North Carolina State University
"An excellent text. It moves away from the traditional reactor design books to bring students closer to the industrial practice of chemical reactor engineering."--Ralph W. Pike, Louisiana State University
"Chapters are well-written, easy to read, and easy to follow. Problems are appropriate. A well-balanced text for undergraduate kinetics."--Trung van Nguyen, University of Kansas
"An excellent text which combines well formulated modeling and kinetics to describe chemical processes. It will be very useful in an introductory undergraduate course."--Jack Hudson, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
"Excellent approach to teaching reaction engineering!"--Jeffrey D. Carbeck, Princeton University
"The author has struck an excellent balance between theory and application. The book shows a good exposition of the catalytic processes which are in common use today."--Mark G. White, Georgia Institute of Technology
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110195105885
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0195105885 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0073175