8. Chemical Reactors

  1. Bruce A. Finlayson

Published Online: 25 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118309599.ch8

Introduction to Chemical Engineering Computing, Second Edition

Introduction to Chemical Engineering Computing, Second Edition

How to Cite

Finlayson, B. A. (2012) Chemical Reactors, in Introduction to Chemical Engineering Computing, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118309599.ch8

Author Information

  1. Rehnberg Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470932957

Online ISBN: 9781118309599

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Keywords:

  • chemical reactors, real-life complexities challenging engineers in design;
  • mathematical formulation of reactor problems, CSTR;
  • MATLAB in solving ordinary differential equations;
  • Comsol Multiphysics, mole changes, MATLAB for mass transfer limitations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Mathematical Formulation of Reactor Problems

  • Using MATLAB to Solve Ordinary Differential Equations

  • Using Comsol Multiphysics to Solve Ordinary Differential Equations

  • Reactor Problems with Mole Changes and Variable Density

  • Chemical Reactors with Mass Transfer Limitations

  • Plug Flow Chemical Reactors in Aspen Plus

  • Continuous Stirred Tank Reactors

  • Transient Continuous Stirred Tank Reactors

  • Chapter Summary

  • Problems