Chemical Reaction Engineering, 3ed (An Indian Adaptation)

Octave Levenspiel

ISBN: 9789354244605

860 pages

INR 899


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.


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



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