# Chemical Reaction Engineering, 3ed (An Indian Adaptation)

ISBN: 9789354244605

860 pages

## Description

Levenspiels' Chemical Reaction Engineering has been designed as an introductory textbook for the undergraduate course in the domain. The text written in student-friendly style, helps students learn how to answer reactor design questions and develop a strong intuitive sense for good design. It builds on concepts progressively, with appropriate emphasis on assumptions made, why an alternative approach is not used, and to indicate the limitations of the treatment when applied to real situations. The Indian Adaptation of Chemical Reaction Engineering, Third Edition, is restructured at places and offers new and updated material to provide complete coverage of the course as per Indian curriculum.

Notation

Chapter 1

Introduction to Chemical Reaction Engineering

Part I Homogeneous Reactions in Ideal Reactors

Chapter 2 Kinetics of Homogeneous Reactions

2.1 Concentration-Dependent Term of a Rate Equation

2.2 Temperature-Dependent Term of a Rate Equation

2.3 Searching for a Mechanism

2.4 Predictability of Reaction Rate from Theory

Chapter 3 Interpretation of Batch Reactor Data

3.1 Constant-Volume Batch Reactor

3.2 Varying-Volume Batch Reactor

3.3 Temperature and Reaction Rate

3.4 The Search for a Rate Equation

Chapter 4 Introduction to Reactor Design

4.1 General Discussion

Chapter 5 Ideal Reactors for a Single Reaction

5.1 Ideal Batch Reactor

5.2 Steady-State Mixed Flow Reactor

5.3 Steady-State Plug Flow Reactor

5.4 Semibatch Reactor

Chapter 6 Design for Single Reactions

6.1 Size Comparison of Single Reactors

6.2 Multiple-Reactor Systems

6.3 Recycle Reactor

6.4 Autocatalytic Reactions

Chapter 7 Design for Multiple Reactions

7.1 Design for Parallel Reactions

7.2 Design for Series Reactions

7.3 Successive Irreversible Reactions of Different Orders

7.4 Reversible Reactions

7.5 Irreversible Series-Parallel Reactions

7.6 The Denbigh Reactions and Their Special Cases

Chapter 8 Design for Nonisothermal Reactors

8.1 Temperature and Pressure Effects in Single Reactions

8.2 Nonisothermal Reactors

8.3 General Graphical Design Procedure for Single Reactions

8.4 Adiabatic Reactors

8.5 Exothermic Reactions in Mixed Flow Reactors—A Special Problem

8.6 Multiple Reactions

8.7 Summary of Balance Equations

Chapter 9 Selection of Reactor

Part II Flow Pattern, Contacting, and Non-Ideal Flow

Chapter 10 Basics of Non-Ideal Flow

10.1 E, The Age Distribution of Fluid, the RTD

10.2 Conversion in Non-Ideal Flow Reactors

Chapter 11 Compartment Models

Chapter 12 The Dispersion Model

12.1 Axial Dispersion

12.2 Correlations for Axial Dispersion

12.3 Chemical Reaction and Dispersion

Chapter 13 The Tanks-in-Series Model 411

13.1 Pulse Response Experiments and the RTD

13.2 Chemical Conversion

Chapter 14 The Convection Model for Laminar Flow

14.1 The Convection Model and its RTD

14.2 Chemical Conversion in Laminar Flow Reactors

Chapter 15 Earliness of Mixing, Segregation, and RTD

15.1 Self-Mixing of a Single Fluid

15.2 Mixing of Two Miscible Fluids

Part III Reactions Catalyzed by Solids

Chapter 16 Heterogeneous Reactions—Introduction

Chapter 17 Solid Catalyzed Reactions

17.1 The Rate Equation for Surface Kinetics

17.2 Pore Diffusion Resistance Combined with Surface Kinetics

17.3 Porous Catalyst Particles

17.4 Heat Effects During Reaction

17.5 Performance Equations for Reactors Containing Porous Catalyst Particles

17.6 Experimental Methods for Finding Rates

17.7 Product Distribution in Multiple Reactions

Chapter 18 The Packed Bed Catalytic Reactor

Chapter 19 Reactors with Suspended Solid Catalyst, Fluidized Reactors of Various Types

19.1 Background Information About Suspended Solids Reactors

19.2 The Bubbling Fluidized BED–BFB

19.3 The K–L Model For BFB

19.4 The Circulating Fluidized BED–CFB

19.5 The JET Impact Reactor

Chapter 20 Deactivating Catalysts

20.1 Mechanisms of Catalyst Deactivation

20.2 The Rate and Performance Equations

20.3 Design

Chapter 21 G/L Reactions on Solid Catalysts: Trickle Beds, Slurry Reactors, and Three-Phase Fluidized Beds

21.1 The General Rate Equation

21.2 Performance Equations for an Excess of B

21.3 Performance Equations for an Excess of A

21.4 Which Kind of Contactor to Use

21.5 Applications

Part IV Non-Catalytic Systems

Chapter 22 Fluid–Fluid Reactions: Kinetics

22.1 The Rate Equation

Chapter 23 Fluid–Fluid Reactors: Design

23.1 Straight Mass Transfer

23.2 Mass Transfer Plus Not Very Slow Reaction

Chapter 24 Fluid–Particle Reactions: Kinetics

24.1 Selection of a Model

24.2 Shrinking-Core Model for Spherical Particles of Unchanging Size

24.3 Rate of Reaction for Shrinking Spherical Particles

24.4 Extensions

24.5 Determination of the Rate-Controlling Step

Chapter 25 Fluid–Particle Reactors: Design

Part V Biochemical Reaction Systems

Chapter 26 Enzyme Fermentation

26.1 Michaelis–Menten Kinetics (M–M Kinetics)

26.2 Inhibition by a Foreign Substance—Competitive and Noncompetitive Inhibition

Chapter 27 Microbial Fermentation—Introduction and Overall Picture

Chapter 28 Substrate-Limiting Microbial Fermentation

28.1 Batch (or Plug Flow) Fermentors

28.2 Mixed Flow Fermentors

28.3 Optimum Operation of Fermentors

Chapter 29 Product-Limiting Microbial Fermentation

29.1 Batch (or Plug Flow) Fermentors for n = 1

29.2 Mixed Flow Fermentors for n = 1

Part VI Novel Reactors

Chapter 30 Introduction to Novel Reactors

30.1 Microreactors

30.2 Membrane Reactor

30.3 Reactive Distillation Column

30.4 Falling Film Reactor

Appendix A—Miscellany

Appendix B—Answers to Multiple-Choice Questions

Name Index

Subject Index