Elements of Chemical Reaction ering 4th Ed - H. Scott Fogler 33

Elements of Chemical Reaction ering 4th Ed - H. Scott Fogler 33

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Mole Balances The first step to knowiedge is to know that we are ignorant. Socrates (470-399 0.c.) The Wide Wide Wild World of Chemical Reaction Engineering Chemical kinetics is the study of chemical reaction rates and reaction mecha- nisms. The study of chemical reaction engineering (CRE) combines the study of chemical kinetics with the reactors in which the reactions occur. Chemical HOW ir n chcrnrcal kinetics and reactor design are at the heart of producing almost all industrial engilleer different chemicals such as the manufacture of phtharic anhydride shown in
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Unformatted text preview: Figure 1-1. fmm other It is primarily a knowledge of chemical kinetics and reactor design that distin- guishes the chemical engineer from other engineers. The selection of a reaction system that operates in the safest and most efficient manner can be the key to the economic success or failure of n chemical plant. For example, if a reaction system produces n large amount of undesirable product, subsequent purifica- tion and separation af the desired product could make the entire prwess eco- nomically unfeasible....
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