Essentials of Chemical Reaction Engineering

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Learn Chemical Reaction Engineering through Reasoning, Not Memorization Essentials of Chemical Reaction Engineering is the complete, modern introduction to chemical reaction engineering for today's undergraduate students. Starting from the strengths of his classic Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, Fourth Edition, in this volume H. Scott Fogler added new material and distilled the essentials for undergraduate students. Fogler's unique way of presenting the material helps students gain a deep, intuitive understanding of the field's essentials through reasoning, using a CRE algorithm, not memorization. He especially focuses on important new energy and safety issues, ranging from solar and biomass applications to the avoidance of runaway reactions. Thoroughly classroom tested, this text reflects feedback from hundreds of students at the University of Michigan and other leading universities. It also provides new resources to help students discover how reactors behave in diverse situations-including many realistic, interactive simulations on DVD-ROM. New Coverage Includes Greater emphasis on safety: following the recommendations of the Chemical Safety Board (CSB), discussion of crucial safety topics, including ammonium nitrate CSTR explosions, case studies of the nitroaniline explosion, and the T2 Laboratories batch reactor runaway Solar energy conversions: chemical, thermal, and catalytic water spilling Algae production for biomass Steady-state nonisothermal reactor design: flow reactors with heat exchange Unsteady-state nonisothermal reactor design with case studies of reactor explosions About the DVD-ROM The DVD contains six additional, graduate-level chapters covering catalyst decay, external diffusion effects on heterogeneous reactions, diffusion and reaction, distribution of residence times for reactors, models for non-ideal reactors, and radial and axial temperature variations in tubular reactions. Extensive additional DVD resources include Summary notes, Web modules, additional examples, derivations, audio commentary, and self-tests Interactive computer games that review and apply important chapter concepts Innovative "Living Example Problems" with Polymath code that can be loaded directly from the DVD so students can play with the solution to get an innate feeling of how reactors operate A 15-day trial of Polymath (TM) is included, along with a link to the Fogler Polymath site A complete, new AspenTech tutorial, and four complete example problems Visual Encyclopedia of Equipment, Reactor Lab, and other intuitive tools More than 500 PowerPoint slides of lecture notes Additional updates, applications, and information are available at www.umich.edu/~essen and www.essentialsofcre.com.

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Learn Chemical Reaction Engineering through Reasoning, Not Memorization

 

Essentials of Chemical Reaction Engineering is a complete yet concise, modern introduction to chemical reaction engineering for undergraduate students. While the classic Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, Fourth Edition, is still available, H. Scott Fogler distilled that larger text into this volume of essential topics for undergraduate students.

 

Fogler’s unique way of presenting the material helps students gain a deep, intuitive understanding of the field’s essentials through reasoning, not memorization. He especially focuses on important new energy and safety issues, ranging from solar and biomass applications to the avoidance of runaway reactions.

 

Thoroughly classroom tested, this text reflects feedback from hundreds of students at the University of Michigan and other leading universities. It also provides new resources to help students discover how reactors behave in diverse situations—including many realistic, interactive simulations on DVD-ROM.

 

Coverage includes

  • Crucial safety topics, including ammonium nitrate CSTR explosions, nitroaniline and T2 Laboratories batch reactor runaways, and SAChE/CCPS resources
  • Greater emphasis on safety: following the recommendations of the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) 2 case studies from plant explosions and two homework problems which discuss another explosion.
  • Solar energy conversions: chemical, thermal, and catalytic water spilling
  • Algae production for biomass
  • Mole balances: batch, continuous-flow, and industrial reactors
  • Conversion and reactor sizing: design equations, reactors in series, and more
  • Rate laws and stoichiometry
  • Isothermal reactor design: conversion and molar flow rates
  • Collection and analysis of rate data
  • Multiple reactions: parallel, series, and complex reactions; membrane reactors; and more
  • Reaction mechanisms, pathways, bioreactions, and bioreactors
  • Catalysis and catalytic reactors
  • Nonisothermal reactor design: steady-state energy balance and adiabatic PFR applications
  • Steady-state nonisothermal reactor design: flow reactors with heat exchange 

About the DVD-ROM

 

The DVD contains six additional, graduate-level chapters covering catalyst decay, external diffusion effects on heterogeneous reactions, diffusion and reaction, distribution of residence times for reactors, models for non-ideal reactors, and radial and axial temperature variations in tubular reactions. Extensive additional DVD resources include:

  • Summary notes, additional examples, derivations, audio commentary, and self-tests
  • Web modules applying key concepts to standard and nonstandard problems, such as the use of wetlands to degrade toxic chemicals
  • Interactive computer games that review and apply important chapter concepts
  • Innovative “Living Example” and Green Engineering home problems
  • A link to the Fogler Polymath site and the polymath code to solve the examples from the book are included on the DVD
  • Included are the codes necessary to solve the COMSOL Multiphysics™ examples from the text.
  • A complete, new AspenTech tutorial, and four complete example problems
  • FAQs, answering CRE questions commonly asked by undergraduates
  • Visual Encyclopedia of Equipment, Reactor Lab, and other intuitive tools 
  • Links to humorous YouTube CRE videos created by students at the University of Alabama

Additional updates, applications, and information will be provided on the web.

About the Author:

H. Scott Fogler is the Ame and Catherine Vennema Professor of Chemical Engineering and the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan, and is the 2009 President of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. His research interests include flow and reaction in porous media, fused chemical relations, gellation kinetics, colloidal phenomena, and catalyzed dissolution. He has been thesis advisor for 40 Ph.D. students and has more than 200 refereed publications in these areas. Fogler has chaired ASEE's Chemical Engineering Division, served as director of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and earned the Warren K. Lewis Award from AIChE for contributions to chemical engineering education. He also received the Chemical Manufacturers Association's National Catalyst Award. He is a coauthor of the best-selling textbook Strategies for Creative Problem Solving, Third Edition (Prentice Hall, 2014).

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