Rotary Reactor Engineering

Rotary Reactor Engineering

1st Edition - October 30, 2007

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  • Authors: Daizo Kunii, Tatsu Chisaki
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080553337

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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.

Key Features

- Defines the rotary reactors and their mode of operation.
- Defines all operating parameters and gives equations to predict the operation of rotary reactors under various conditions.
- Includes a number of practical examples from various industrial applications (metallurgical waste treatment etc).


Chemical engineers, metallurgical engineers and material scientists.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. Studies on Movement of Solids in Rotary Reactor
    3. Conversion of Solids with Gaseous Reactant
    4. Thermal Decomposition and Conversion of Composite Pellets
    5. Conversion of Solids in Rotary Reactors
    6. Heat Transfer in Rotary Reactor, Direct Heating
    7. Performance of Rotary Reactors, Direct Heating
    8. Heat Transfer in Rotary Reactor, Indirect Heating
    9. Performance of Rotary Reactors, Indirect Heating
    10. Application of Rotary Reactors to Re-utilization of Solid Wastes

Product details

  • No. of pages: 220
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2007
  • Published: October 30, 2007
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080553337

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Daizo Kunii

Tatsu Chisaki

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