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Chemical Reactor Design: Mathematical Modeling and Applications




Chemical Reactor Design: Mathematical Modeling and Applications

Juan A. Conesa

ISBN: 978-3-527-34630-1 October 2019 352 Pages



This book covers many aspects of reactor design including use of numerical methods for solving engineering problems, use of transfer functions to study residence time distributions, convolution and deconvolution curves for reactor characterization, forced-unsteady-state-operation, scale-up of chemical reactors, industrial catalysis, design of multiphasic reactors, biochemical reactors design, as well as the design of multiphase gas-liquid-solid reactors. It also includes several examples of calculations. More importantly, it gives special emphasis on the numerical solutions of differential equations by using of the finite differences approximation, which would give a background for understanding other more complex methods. The book will benefit the chemical engineering academic community as it presents a good compilation of advanced aspects in chemical reactor design.
Part 1: Reactor Analysis, Design and Scale-up
1. Non-Ideal Flow
2. Convolution and Deconvolution of Residence Time Distribution Curves
in Reactor Systems
3. Use of Transfer Function for Convolution and Deconvolution of
Complex Reactor Systems
4. Partial Differential Equations in Reactor Design
5. Unsteady State Regime Simulation in Reactor Design
6. Scaling and Stability of Chemical Reactors
7. Forced Unsteady State Operation of Chemical Reactors
Part 2: Catalytic and Biochemical Reactor Design
8. Industrial Catalysis
9. Catalytic Reactors Design
10. Biochemical Reactors