Rotary Reactor Engineering


  • Daizo Kunii
  • Tatsu Chisaki

Rotary reactors or rotary kilns are the reactors facilitating the chemical reaction between the gas and solid phases usually at high temperatures.
This book, which is written by an expert in the field, describes the principles of the rotary reactor and the mode of its operation. These reactors are widely used in various chemical process industries (food, pharmaceuticals) and metallurgical industries.
The book defines the physiochemical aspects of the rotart reactors and provides theoretical equations of their operation.
The first part of this book presents the fundamentals; solid movement, conversion of solids, and heat transfer. The middle part of the book applies these equations to a variety of processes which have been developed so far, and shows how they are used. In its last part, conceptual designs of novel rotary reactors are proposed, which performance characteristics are predicted on the basis of above equations, especially, in gasification of solid wastes.
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Chemical engineers, metallurgical engineers and material scientists.


Book information

  • Published: October 2007
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53026-4

Table of Contents

PrefaceNotation1. Introduction2. Studies on Movement of Solids in Rotary Reactor3. Conversion of Solids with Gaseous Reactant4. Thermal Decomposition and Conversion of Composite Pellets5. Conversion of Solids in Rotary Reactors 6. Heat Transfer in Rotary Reactor, Direct Heating7. Performance of Rotary Reactors, Direct Heating8. Heat Transfer in Rotary Reactor, Indirect Heating9. Performance of Rotary Reactors, Indirect Heating10. Application of Rotary Reactors to Re-utilization of Solid Wastes