Introduction to Chemical Reaction Engineering and Kinetics

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Wiley, 1999 - Science - 672 pages
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Solving problems in chemical reaction engineering and kinetics is now easier than ever! As students read through this text, they'll find a comprehensive, introductory treatment of reactors for single-phase and multiphase systems that exposes them to a broad range of reactors and key design features. They'll gain valuable insight on reaction kinetics in relation to chemical reactor design. They will also utilize a special software package that helps them quickly solve systems of algebraic and differential equations, and perform parameter estimation, which gives them more time for analysis. Key Features Thorough coverage is provided on the relevant principles of kinetics in order to develop better designs of chemical reactors. E-Z Solve software, on CD-ROM, is included with the text. By utilizing this software, students can have more time to focus on the development of design models and on the interpretation of calculated results. The software also facilitates exploration and discussion of realistic, industrial design problems. More than 500 worked examples and end-of-chapter problems are included to help students learn how to apply the theory to solve design problems. A web site,, provides additional resources including sample files, demonstrations, and a description of the E-Z Solve software.

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About the Authors RONALD W. MISSEN is Professor Emeritus (Chemical Engineering) at the University of Toronto. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in chemical engineering from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, and his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Cambridge, England. He is the co-author of Chemical Reaction Equilibrium Analysis, and has authored or co-authored about 50 research articles. He is a fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada and the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, and a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and Professional Engineers Ontario. CHARLES A. MIMS is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto. He earned his B.Sc. in chemistry at the University of Texas, Austin, and his Ph.D. in physical chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. He has 15 years of industrial research experience at Exxon, is the author of over 65 research publications, and holds three patents. His research interests focus on catalytic kinetics in various energy and hydrocarbon resource conversion reactions, and the fundamentals of surface reactions. BRADLEY A. SAVILLE is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Toronto. He received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the University of Alberta. He is the author or co-author of over 25 research articles on enzyme kinetics, pharmacokinetics, heterogeneous reactions in biological systems, and reactors for immobilized enzymes. He is a member of the Chemical Institute of Canada, the Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering, and Professional Engineers Ontario.

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