Elementary Chemical Reactor Analysis: Butterworths Series in Chemical Engineering

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Butterworth-Heinemann, Sep 3, 2013 - Science - 366 pages
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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Chapter 1 What is Chemical Reactor Analysis?
Chapter 2 Stoichiometry
Chapter 3 Thermochemistry and Chemical Equilibrium
Chapter 4 Reaction Rates
Chapter 5 The Progress of the Reaction in Time
Chapter 6 The Interaction of Chemical and Physical Rate Processes
Chapter 7 The Continuous Flow Stirred Tank Reactor
Chapter 8 Adiabatic Reactors
Chapter 9 The Tubular Reactor
Chapter 10 The Batch Reactor
Some Less Wellknown Functions of Use in Reactor Analysis

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