This book describes how modeling fluid flow in chemical reactors may offer solutions that improve design, operation, and performance of reactors. Chemical reactors are any vessels, tubes, pipes, or tanks in which chemical reactions take place. Computational Flow Modeling for Chemical Reactor Engineering will show the reactor engineer how to define the specific roles of computational flow modeling, select appropriate tools, and apply these tools to link reactor hardware to reactor performance. Overall methodology is illustrated with numerous case studies.
Industry has invested substantial funds in computational flow modeling which will pay off only if it can be used to realize significant performance enhancement in chemical reactors. No other single source exists which provides the information contained in this book.
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Almost all the processes relevant to manufacturing industries (chemical, petrochemical, fertiliser, metallurgical, cement etc.) involve fluid flow in some way. The competitive edge of any manufacturing concern will, therefore, rest on how well these flow processes are designed and operated. Considering the central role of reactors in chemical processes, there is tremendous potential for applying flow-modeling tools to improve reactor engineering.
Computational Flow Modeling for Chemical Reactor Engineering relates the individual aspects of chemical reactor engineering and computational flow modeling in a coherent way to explains the potential of computational flow modeling for reactor engineering research and practice.
Identifies the major tasks of chemical reactor engineering;
Details computational flow modeling and reviews recent advances, with special emphasis on reactor engineering applications;
Provides guidelines on choosing the most appropriate technique;
Discusses the overall methodology of computational flow modeling for reactor engineering, with the help of numerous examples;
Applies computational flow modeling to the four major reactor types: stirred reactors, bubble column reactors, fluidised bed reactors and fixed bed reactors
Vivek V. Ranade leads the Chemical Engineering and Process Development Division of the CSIR - National Chemical Laboratory, India, where he has worked since 1990. His research interests center on process intensification, reactor engineering and modeling of industrial flow processes.
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