The Mathematical Understanding of Chemical Engineering Systems

The Mathematical Understanding of Chemical Engineering Systems

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Author: Neal R. Amundson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483188867

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Mathematical Understanding of Chemical Engineering Systems is a collection of articles that covers the mathematical model involved in the practice of chemical engineering. The materials of the book are organized thematically into section. The text first covers the historical development of chemical engineering, and then proceeds to tackling a much more technical and specialized topics in the subsequent sections. The second section talks about the physical separation process, while the third section deals with stirred tank stability and control. Next, the book tackles polymerization and particle problems. Section 6 discusses empty tubular and fixed-bed catalytic reactors, while Section 7 details fluid-bed reactors and coal combustion. In the last two sections, the text presents mathematical and miscellaneous papers. The book will be most useful to researchers and practitioners of chemical engineering. Mathematicians and chemists will also benefit from the text.

Table of Contents

  • Editors' Preface

    Academic Family Tree

    Dedication Plaque from the main Corridor of Amundson Hall at the University of Minnesota

    Biographical Introduction

    The Chief


    1 Historical Highlights


    1946, (1955a), (1953), 1958a, (1959b), 1955d, 1956e, 1956a, (1956b), (1955c), 1957c, 19611, (1961j), (1957a), (1957b), 1965a, 1970a, (1974b).

    2 Physical separation processes


    a. Distillation

    1955e, f, (1955g, h,i,j )

    b. Chromatography

    1948, 1950a, b (1952c, d), 1952e, (1952f), (1965c), 1970e, (1971a), 1970c, d, 1972d, e, 1971b, (1972b), (1973a), 19741.

    c. Absorption, etc.

    (1950c, d, e ) , (1952a, b ) (1960), (1951a), 1956f, g, (1956h), (1962d).

    3 Stirred Tank Stability and Control


    1958b, c, (1958d, e) , (1959a), 1963b, (1963c, d, e) , (1964a, b ), (1967e), (1973h, k ).

    4 Polymerization


    (1961a, b ) , 1962b, c, 1963a, 1965d, (1965e, f, g, h, i ).

    5 Particle Problems


    (1951b), (1967a, b) , 1967c, d, g, (19671), (1969a), (1972c), 1973c.

    6 Empty Tubular and Fixed-Bed

    Catalytic Reactors


    a. Early papers 1961c, d, (1961e, f ). b. Fixed-bed(Stability) 1962a, (1963f, g ), 1968a, e. (Creeping Fronts) 1973b, (1974a), 1974h.

    c. Empty tubular reactors (Adiabatic) 1964c, 1965b, 1967J, 1968g, 1966c, (1967f, h ). (Non-adiabatic) (1972f), (1973f), 1973g, j, 1974g. (Control) (1977c, d, e ).

    7 Fluid-Bed Reactors and Coal Combustion


    a. Fluid-beds (1968d), (1971c), 1974f, 1975a, b, 1976a, (1975c), (1978c).

    b. Coal Combustion 1977a, 1978a, (1978b, d ).

    8 Mathematical Problems


    1968b, 1969b, 1973d, (1974c), 1974d, 1974e, 1976b.

    9 Miscellaneous


    a. Circulation Loop (1955b), 1956d.

    b. Iterative Optimization (1961h).

    c. Drops 1966a, b, (1968c), (1973e).

    d. Autocatalysis 1972a.

    Name Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 840
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483188867

About the Author

Neal R. Amundson

About the Editors

Rutherford Aris

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Minnesota, Bloomington, U.S.A.

Arvind Varma

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