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Reaction Engineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124104167, 9780124104785

Reaction Engineering

1st Edition

Authors: Shaofen Li Feng Xin Lin Li
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124104167
eBook ISBN: 9780124104785
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 14th July 2017
Page Count: 676
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Reaction Engineering clearly and concisely covers the concepts and models of reaction engineering and then applies them to real-world reactor design. The book emphasizes that the foundation of reaction engineering requires the use of kinetics and transport knowledge to explain and analyze reactor behaviors.

The authors use readily understandable language to cover the subject, leaving readers with a comprehensive guide on how to understand, analyze, and make decisions related to improving chemical reactions and chemical reactor design. Worked examples, and over 20 exercises at the end of each chapter, provide opportunities for readers to practice solving problems related to the content covered in the book.

Key Features

  • Seamlessly integrates chemical kinetics, reaction engineering, and reactor analysis to provide the foundation for optimizing reactions and reactor design
  • Compares and contrasts three types of ideal reactors, then applies reaction engineering principles to real reactor design
  • Covers advanced topics, like microreactors, reactive distillation, membrane reactors, and fuel cells, providing the reader with a broader appreciation of the applications of reaction engineering principles and methods


Chemical Engineers, graduate and advanced undergraduate students in chemical engineering. Process engineers, chemists

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Fundamentals of Reaction Kinetics
3. Tank Reactors
4. Tubular Reactors
5. Residence Time Distributions and Flow Models of Reactors
6. Chemical Reaction and Transport Phenomena in Heterogeneous Systems
7. Analysis and Design of Heterogeneous Catalytic Reactors
8. Fluidized Bed Reactors
9. Multiple-phase Reactors
10. Fluid-Solid Non-Catalytic Reaction Kinetics and Reactors
11. Fundamentals of Biochemical Reaction Engineering
12. Fundamentals of Polymerization Reaction Engineering
13. Introduction to Electrochemical Reaction Engineering


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About the Authors

Shaofen Li

Prof. Li was a distinguished teacher in China and twice won the state excellence teaching award. His book, “Reaction Engineering”, won the highest award in the excellence undergraduate textbook category, an award organized by the Ministry of Education of People’s Republic of China in 2002. Li has published three textbooks about chemical reaction kinetics and reaction engineering, and more than 70 research papers in the field of reaction engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China

Feng Xin

Prof Xin has taught the reaction engineering course since 1997 at Tianjin University and is in charge of the State Elite Course. His research focuses on reaction engineering, on which he has published more than 60 papers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering Department, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China

Lin Li

Lin Li, Staff Research Engineer at Chevron Energy Technology Company, Richmond, CA. PhD in Chemical Engineering from Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, 1989. Worked 9 years at Dept. of Chemical Engineering at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He moved to the US in 1998, and after research experiences at Princeton University and UC Berkeley he joined UOP, Des Plaines, IL, in 2001 as R & D Specialist. He has published 1 book, more than 40 journal papers and many technical presentations. He also has 4 Chinese patents, and 12 US patent/applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Staff Research Engineer, Chevron Energy Technology Company, Richmond, USA

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