The two mainstream subject areas in chemical engineering: transport phenomena and chemical reactor design are brought together. The unprecedented text explores the synthesis of these two disciplines in a manner the reader can readily grasp.
Transport Phenomena for Chemical Reactor Design approaches the design of chemical reactors from microscopic heat and mass transfer principles. It includes simultaneous consideration of kinetics and heat transfer, both critical to the performance of real chemical reactors. In addition to its comprehensive treatment, the text also contains 484 problems and ninety-six detailed solutions to assist in the exploration of the subject.
Complementary topics in transport phenomena and thermodynamics that provide support for chemical reactor analysis are covered, including:
- Fluid dynamics in the creeping and potential flow regimes around solid spheres and gas bubbles
- The corresponding mass transfer problems that employ velocity profiles, derived in the book’s fluid dynamics chapter, to calculate interphase heat and mass transfer coefficients
- Heat capacities of ideal gases via statistical thermodynamics to calculate Prandtl numbers
- Thermodynamic stability criteria for homogeneous mixtures that reveal that binary molecular diffusion coefficients must be positive
- ELEMENTARY TOPICS IN CHEMICAL REACTOR DESIGN
- Multiple Chemical Reactions in Plug Flow Tubular Reactors and Continuous Stirred Tank Reactors.
- Start Up Behaviour of a Series Configuration of Continuous Stirred Tank Reactors.
- Adiabatic Plug-Flow Tubular Reactor That Produces Methanol Reversibly in the Gas Phase from Carbon Monoxide and Hydrogen.
- Coupled Heat and Mass Transfer in Nonisothermal Liquid-Phase Tubular Reactors with Strongly Exothermic Chemical Reactions.
- Multiple Stationary States in Continuous Stirred Tank Reactors.
- Coupled Heat and Mass Transfer with Chemical Reaction in Batch Reactors.
- Total Pressure Method of Reaction-Rate Data Analysis.
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA: FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS
- Applications of the Equations of Change in Fluid Dynamics.
- Derivation of the Mass Transfer Equation.
- Dimensional Analysis of the Mass Transfer Equation.
- Laminar Boundary Layer Mass Transfer around Solid Spheres, Gas Bubbles, and Other Submerged Objects.
- Dimensional Analysis of the Equations of Change for Fluid Dynamic s Within the Mass Transfer Boundary Layer.
- Diffusion and Chemical Reaction Across Spherical Gas-Liquid Interfaces.
KINETICS AND ELEMENTARY SURFACE SCIENCE
- Kinetic Mechanisms and Rate Expressions for Heterogeneous Surface-Catalyzed Chemical Reactions.
MASS TRANSFER AND CHEMICAL REACTION IN ISOTHERMAL CATALYTIC PELLETS
- Diffusion and Heterogeneous Chemical Reaction in Isothermal Catalytic Pellets.
- Complete Analytical Solutions for Diffusion and Zeroth-Order Chemical Reactions in Isothermal Catalytic Pellets.
- Complete Analytical Solutions for Diffusion and First-Order Chemical Reactions in Isothermal Catalytic Pellets.
- Numerical Solutions for Diffusion and nth-Order Chemical Reactions in Isothermal Catalytic Pellets.
- Numerical Solutions for Diffusion and Hougen-Watson Chemical Kinetics in Isothermal Catalytic Pellets.
- Internal Mass Transfer Limitations in Isothermal Catalytic Pellets.
- Diffusion Coefficients and Damkohler Numbers Within the Internal Pores of Catalytic Pellets.
ISOTHERMAL CHEMICAL REACTOR DESIGN
- Isothermal Design of Heterogeneous Packed Catalytic Reactors.
- Heterogeneous Catalytic Reactors with Metal Catalyst Coated on the Inner Walls of the Flow Channels.
- Designing a Multicomponent Isothermal Gas-Liquid CSTR for the Chlorination of Benzene to Produce Monochlorobenzene.
THERMODYNAMICS AND NONISOTHERMAL REACTOR DESIGN
- Classical Irreversible Therodynamics of Multicomponent Mixtures.
- Molecular Flux of Thermal Energy in Binary and Multicomponent Mixtures Via the Formalism of Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics.
- Thermal Energy Balance in Multicomponent Mixtures and Nonisothermal Effectiveness Factors Via Coupled Heat and Mass Transfer in Porous Catalysts.
- Statistical Thermodynamics of Ideal Gases.
- Thermodynamic Stability Criteria for Single-Phase Homogeneous Mixtures.
- Coupled Heat and Mass Transfer in Packed Catalytic Tubular Reactors That Account for External Transport Limitations.