Summary: Principles of Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design presents a new fundamental approach and methodology that overcome the deficiencies of the current method of teaching chemical reactor design. It provides engineering students and practitioners with the tools needed to handle contemporary industrial reactor operations, new design capabilities, and the framework for new economic-based optimization.
- Reactor operations are described by ...show moredimensionless variables (in most cases, between -1 and 1) and dimensionless design equations.
- The design is formulated in terms of the smallest number of design equations and the least number of terms in each equation; hence, the most robust formulation.
Solutions of the design equations provide dimensionless operating curves (a new concept in CRE). These curves provide complete information on the progress of the chemical reactions, the formation (or depletion) of all individual species, and changes in temperature. Reactor sizing represents a "point" on these curves (similar to the way a "point" on dimensionless friction factor versus Reynolds number charts is used).
- Discusses new design capabilities for reactor configurations. ...show less
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