Elementary Chemical Reactor Analysis: Butterworths Series in Chemical Engineering

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Butterworth-Heinemann, Sep 3, 2013 - Science - 366 pages
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Elementary Chemical Reactor Analysis focuses on the processes, reactions, methodologies, and approaches involved in chemical reactor analysis, including stoichiometry, adiabatic reactors, external mass transfer, and thermochemistry.

The publication first takes a look at stoichiometry and thermochemistry and chemical equilibrium. Topics include heat of formation and reaction, measurement of quantity and its change by reaction, concentration changes with a single reaction, rate of generation of heat by reaction, and equilibrium of simultaneous and heterogeneous reactions. The manuscript then offers information on reaction rates and the progress of reaction in time. Discussions focus on systems of first order reactions, concurrent reactions of low order, general irreversible reaction, variation of reaction rate with extent and temperature, and heterogeneous reaction rate expressions.

The book examines the interaction of chemical and physical rate processes, continuous flow stirred tank reactor, and adiabatic reactors. Concerns include multistage adiabatic reactors, adiabatic stirred tank, stability and control of the steady state, mixing in the reactor, effective reaction rate expressions, and external mass transfer.

The publication is a dependable reference for readers interested in chemical reactor analysis.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 What is Chemical Reactor Analysis?
1
Chapter 2 Stoichiometry
8
Chapter 3 Thermochemistry and Chemical Equilibrium
29
Chapter 4 Reaction Rates
53
Chapter 5 The Progress of the Reaction in Time
84
Chapter 6 The Interaction of Chemical and Physical Rate Processes
113
Chapter 7 The Continuous Flow Stirred Tank Reactor
156
Chapter 8 Adiabatic Reactors
229
Chapter 9 The Tubular Reactor
259
Chapter 10 The Batch Reactor
322
Some Less Wellknown Functions of Use in Reactor Analysis
337
Index
345
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