The book presents in a clear and concise manner the fundamentals of chemical reaction engineering. The structure of the book allows the student to solve reaction engineering problems through reasoning rather than through memorization and recall of numerous equations, restrictions, and conditions under which each equation applies. The fourth edition contains more industrial chemistry with real reactors and real engineering and extends the wide range of applications to which chemical reaction engineering principles can be applied (i.e., cobra bites, medications, ecological engineering)

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**1. Mole Balances.**

The Rate of Reaction

The General Mole Balance Equation

Batch Reactors

Continuous-Flow Reactors

Industrial Reactors

Summary

CD-ROM Material

Questions and Problems

Supplementary Reading

**2. Conversion and Reactor Sizing.**

Definition of Conversion

Batch Reactor Design Equation

Design Equations for Flow Reactors

Applications of the Design Equations for Continuous-Flow Reactors

Reactors in Series

Some Further Definitions

Summary

CD-ROM Materials

Questions and Problems

Supplementary Reading

**3. Rate Laws and Stoichiometry.**

Part 1. Rate Laws

Basic Definitions

The Reaction Order and the Rate Law

The Reaction Rate Constant

Present Status of Our Approach to Reactor Sizing and Design

Part 2. Stoichiometry

Batch Systems

Flow Systems

Summary

CD-ROM Material

Questions and Problems

Supplementary Reading

**4. Isothermal Reactor Design.**

Part 1. Mole Balances in Terms of Conversion

Design Structure for Isothermal Reactors

Scale-Up of Liquid-Phase Batch Reactor Data to the Design of a CSTR

Design of Continuous Stirred Tank Reactors (CSTRs)

Tubular Reactors

Pressure Drop in Reactors

Synthesizing the Design of a Chemical Plant

Part 2. Mole Balances Written in Terms of Concentration and Molar Flow Rate

Mole Balances on CSTRs, PFRs, PBRs, and Batch Reactors

Microreactors

Membrane Reactors

Unsteady-State Operation of Stirred Reactors

The Practical Side

Summary

ODE Solver Algorithm

CD-ROM Material

Questions and Problems

Some Thoughts on Critiquing What You read

Journal Critique Problems

Supplementary Reading

**5. Collection and Analysis of Rate Data.**

The Algorithm for Data Analysis

Batch Reactor Data

Method of Initial Rates

Method of Half-Lives

Differential Reactors

Experimental Planning

Evaluation of Laboratory Reactors

Summary

CD-ROM Material

Questions and Problems

Journal Critique Problems

Supplementary Reading

**6. Multiple Reactions.**

Definitions

Parallel Reactions

Maximizing the Desired Product in Series Reactions

Algorithm for Solution of Complex Reactions

Multiple Reactions in a PFR/PBR

Multiple Reactions in a CSTR

Membrane Reactors to Improve Selectivity in Multiple Reactions

Complex Reactions of Ammonia Oxidation

Sorting It All Out

The Fun Part

Summary

CD-ROM Material

Questions and Problems

Journal Critique Problems

Supplementary Reading

**7. Reaction Mechanisms, Pathways, Bioreactions, and Bioreactors.**

Active Intermediates and Nonelementary Rate Laws

Enzymatic Reaction Fundamentals

Inhibition of Enzyme Reactions

Bioreactors

Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) Models

Summary

CD-ROM Material

Questions and Problems

Journal Critique Problems

Supplementary Reading

**8. Steady-State Nonisothermal Reactor Design.**

Rationale

The Energy Balance

Adiabatic Operation

Steady-State Tubular Reactor with Heat Exchange

Equilibrium Conversion

CSTR with Heat Effects

Multiple Steady States

Nonisothermal Multiple Chemical Reactions

Radial and Axial Variations in a Tubular Reactor

The Practical Side

Summary

CD-ROM Material

Questions and Problems

Journal Critique Problems

Supplementary Reading

**9. Unsteady-State Nonisothermal Reactor Design.**

The Unsteady-State Energy Balance

Energy Balance on Batch Reactors

Semibatch Reactors with a Heat Exchanger

Unsteady Operation of a CSTR

Nonisothermal Multiple Reactions

Unsteady Operation of Plug-Flow Reactors

Summary

CD-ROM Material

Questions and Problems

Supplementary Reading

**10. Catalysis and Catalytic Reactors.**

Catalysts

Steps in a Catalytic Reaction

Synthesizing a Rate Law, Mechanism, and Rate-Limiting Step

Heterogeneous Data Analysis for Reactor Design

Reaction Engineering in Microelectronic Fabrication

Model Discrimination

Catalyst Deactivation

Summary

ODE Solver Algorithm

CD-ROM Material

Questions and Problems

Journal Critique Problems

Supplementary Reading

**11. External Diffusion Effects on Heterogeneous Reactions.**

Diffusion Fundamentals

Binary Diffusion

External Resistance to Mass Transfer

What If . . . ? (Parameter Sensitivity)

The Shrinking Core Model

Summary

CD-ROM Material

Questions and Problems

Supplementary Reading

**12. Diffusion and Reaction.**

Diffusion and Reaction in Spherical Catalyst Pellets

Internal Effectiveness Factor

Falsified Kinetics

Overall Effectiveness Factor

Estimation of Diffusion- and Reaction-Limited Regimes

Mass Transfer and Reaction in a Packed Bed

Determination of Limiting Situations from Reaction Data

Multiphase Reactors

Fluidized Bed Reactors

Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)

Summary

CD-ROM Material

Questions and Problems

Journal Article Problems

Journal Critique Problems

Supplementary Reading

**13. Distributions of Residence Times for Chemical Reactors.**

General Characteristics

Part 1. Characteristics and Diagnostics

Measurement of the RTD

Characteristics of the RTD

RTD in Ideal Reactors

Diagnostics and Troubleshooting

Part 2. Predicting Conversion and Exit Concentration

Reactor Modeling Using the RTD

Zero-Parameter Models

Using Software Packages

RTD and Multiple Reactions

Summary

CD-ROM Material

Questions and Problems

Supplementary Reading

**14. Models for Nonideal Reactors.**

Some Guidelines

Tanks-in-Series (T-I-S) Model

Dispersion Model

Flow, Reaction, and Dispersion

Tanks-in-Series Model Versus Dispersion Model

Numerical Solutions to Flows with Dispersion and Reaction

Two-Parameter Models-Modeling Real Reactors with Combinations of Ideal Reactors

Use of Software Packages to Determine the Model Parameters

Other Models of Nonideal Reactors Using CSTRs and PFRs

Applications to Pharmacokinetic Modeling

Summary

CD-ROM Material

Questions and Problems

Supplementary Reading

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