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Kinetic and Thermodynamic Lumping of Multicomponent Mixtures - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444890320, 9780444600240

Kinetic and Thermodynamic Lumping of Multicomponent Mixtures

1st Edition

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Editors: G. Astarita S.I. Sandler
eBook ISBN: 9780444600240
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 7th November 1991
Page Count: 366
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Information necessary to solve scientific or engineering problems is often so vast, that the need arises to lump information together into a more manageable subset in order to proceed. The idea of lumping is one which is used, more or less consciously, in a large variety of fields. The thermodynamics and kinetic behavior of multicomponent mixtures is an area where the requirements of lumping have been clearly identified and the techniques and results of lumping have been analyzed in considerable detail.

This book comprises the proceedings of a Symposium on Kinetic and Thermodynamic Lumping of Multicomponent Mixtures which was held at the American Chemical Society Meeting in Atlanta, GA, in April 1991. Papers presented at the symposium consisted of both invited and contributed papers. Each invited paper was a review of a subfield within the landscape of the symposium while the contributed papers contain detailed analyses of specific problems.

The symposium brought together active researchers in this field to report on and discuss the progress which has been made in the lumping of mixtures of very many components for a number of different applications, and to identify the important problem areas which still remain. This volume will serve both as an introduction to anyone entering the field, and as a reference work for more experienced researchers.

Table of Contents

General. Lumping Revisited: Global Environmental Changes (J. Wei). Kinetic Lumping of Multicomponent Mixtures. The Mathematics of Continuous Mixtures (R. Aris). Lumping of Discrete Kinetic Systems (K.B. Bischoff, A. Nigam, M.T. Klein). A General Analysis of Lumping in Chemical Kinetics (G. Li, R. Rabitz). An Analysis of Lumping Bimolecular Reactions (B.Z. Li, T.C. Ho). Continuous Kinetics of Bimolecular Sytems (R. Scaramella, P. Cicarrelli, G. Astarita). An Industrial Viewpoint on Lumping (F.J. Krambeck). Modeling of the Kinetics of Complex Processes Based Upon Elementary Steps (E. Vynckier, G.F. Froment). Structural Models of Catalytic Cracking Chemistry (D.T. Allen). Reconciliation of Molecular Detail and Lumping: An Asphaltene Thermolysis Example (A. Nigam, M. Neurock, M.T. Klein). Lumping Parallel Reactions (R. Ocone, G. Astarita). Thermodynamic Lumping of Multicomponent Mixtures. Continuous Thermodynamics for Phase-Equilibrium Calculations in Chemical Process Design (R.L. Cotterman, J.M. Prausnitz). Kinetics and Equilibrium of the Polymerization of Benzene Series Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in a Flame (R.A. Alberty). A Free Energy Criterion for the Selection of Pseudocomponents for Vapour/Liquid Equilibrium Calculations (A.G. Schlijper, A.R.D. van Bergen). Continuous Phase Equilibrium Thermodynamics for Sequential Operations (M.A. Matthews, K.C. Mani, H.W. Haynes, Jr.). Continuous Mixture Model Applied to the Viscosity of Hydrocarbon Mixtures (J.A. Lugo, J.G. Briano). A Note on the Method of Moments in the Thermodynamics of Continuous Mixtures (S.I. Sandler, M.C. Libby). Subject Index.


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About the Editors

G. Astarita

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Naples, Naples, Italy and Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA

S.I. Sandler

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA


@qu:We recommend this volume to all those concerned with multicomponent systems, who are interested in modern research procedures. @source:Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie

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