Designed for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate courses in kinetics and reactor theory, this text presents a treatment of chemical engineering kinetics and reaction design. It takes a structured approach to solving reaction engineering problems - seeking to encourage students to solve problems through reasoning rather than memorization. New features in this second edition are homework problems using real reactions and real data, which are graded in difficulty, and material on emerging technologies in chemical engineering, including micro-electronics (CVD, etching and boat reactors), biotechnology (microbial growth kinetics and chemostat design) and polymerization kinetics. The overall aim is to enable students to solve reaction engineering problems using software packages.
The Perfect Book
By Vinay Medhekar - January 19, 2000
This books presents a very simplified and a unified approach to the Chemical Reactor Design and Reaction Engineering. The concepts are explained with such simple logic that it stimulates thinking of further application in the field. The topic on RTD is perfectly described not found in any other text. Made my life a lot easier in the Graduate school. A must for all chemical engineers.
This book presents complicated material in an insightful way
By J. S. from WV - April 10, 1999
This book is positively excellent; it makes the subject matter both interesting and easy to learn. With the texts for so many of my classes being mediocre at best, it's nice to run across a text that reflects a tremendous amount of thought and presents complicated subect matter in an uncomplicated way. In addition, I give the book props for the thought-provoking examples and problems. They make problem sets more interesting and worthwhile.
By A Customer - August 14, 1998
This book is so good, if you're taking a reactor design class, and it's not the required text...GET IT. It'll make your life a lot easier. I got it for an undergrad class and used it as a necessary reference in a graduate class.