Learn Chemical Reaction Engineering through Reasoning, Not Memorization
Essentials of Chemical Reaction Engineering is the complete, modern introduction to chemical reaction engineering for today’s undergraduate students. Starting from the strengths of his classic Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, Fourth Edition, in this volume H. Scott Fogler added new material and distilled the essentials for undergraduate students.
Fogler’s unique way of presenting the material helps students gain a deep, intuitive understanding of the field’s essentials through reasoning, using a CRE algorithm, not memorization. He especially focuses on important new energy and safety issues, ranging from solar and biomass applications to the avoidance of runaway reactions.
Thoroughly classroom tested, this text reflects feedback from hundreds of students at the University of Michigan and other leading universities. It also provides new resources to help students discover how reactors behave in diverse situations–including many realistic, interactive simulations on DVD-ROM.
New Coverage Includes
- Greater emphasis on safety: following the recommendations of the
Chemical Safety Board (CSB), discussion of crucial safety topics, including ammonium nitrate CSTR explosions, case studies of the nitroaniline explosion, and the T2 Laboratories batch reactor runaway
Solar energy conversions: chemical, thermal, and catalytic water spilling
Algae production for biomass
Steady-state nonisothermal reactor design: flow reactors with heat exchange
Unsteady-state nonisothermal reactor design with case studies of reactor explosions
About the DVD-ROM
The DVD contains six additional, graduate-level chapters covering catalyst decay, external diffusion effects on heterogeneous reactions, diffusion and reaction, distribution of residence times for reactors, models for non-ideal reactors, and radial and axial temperature variations in tubular reactions. Extensive additional DVD resources include
- Summary notes, Web modules, additional examples, derivations, audio commentary, and self-tests
Interactive computer games that review and apply important chapter concepts
Innovative “Living Example Problems” with Polymath code that can be loaded directly from the DVD so students can play with the solution to get an innate feeling of how reactors operate
A 15-day trial of Polymath™ is included, along with a link to the Fogler Polymath site
A complete, new AspenTech tutorial, and four complete example problems
Visual Encyclopedia of Equipment, Reactor Lab, and other intuitive tools
More than 500 PowerPoint slides of lecture notes
Additional updates, applications, and information are available at www.umich.edu/~essen and www.essentialsofcre.com.
About the Authors
- H. Scott Fogler is the Ame and Catherine Vennema Professor of Chemical Engineering and the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and was the president of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) in 2009. He received his BS from the University of Illinois and his MS and PhD from the University of Colorado, and is a 1985 graduate of the New Orleans School of Cooking. He enjoys teaching undergraduate and graduate chemical reaction engineering courses, and a graduate-level seminar on strategies for creative problem solving
- Forty-three doctoral students have graduated from his research group. Fogler and his students are well known for their work on the application of chemical reaction engineering principles to the petroleum industry. They have published over 200 research articles, in areas such as acidization of petroleum wells, upstream engineering, gelation kinetics, wax deposition in subsea pipelines, and asphaltene flocculation and deposition kinetics. Other research interests include: flow assurance, reaction engineering, colloids, colloidally-induced fines migration, and asphaltene stability multiphase flow. In addition to funding from government agencies, an industrial affiliates program, comprising nine oil companies, has given over four million dollars to support research in Fogler’s lab on flow and reaction problems in the petroleum industry. Many findings of this affiliate program have been implemented in industry.
- He has authored five books, including the Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, 5th edition, and Essentials of Chemical Reaction Engineering, both of which are estimated to be used by 70-80% of chemical engineering programs in the United States, and are also dominant in the worldwide market. Fogler and Professor Steven LeBlanc are co-authors of Strategies for Creative Problem Solving, which won the Meriam-Wiley Distinguished Author Award from ASEE in 1996 and now in its 3rd edition. A research monograph “Migration of Fines in Porous Media,” co-authored by K. Khilar, was published by Kluwer in 1998.
- Fogler has received a number of distinguished awards at college, university, and national levels. From the University of Michigan, he received the Class of 1938 Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1971, the Distinguished Faculty Service Award in 1971, the Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award in 1972, the Phi Lambda Upsilon Teaching and Leadership Award in 1977, the Excellence in Research Award in 1980, the Ame and Catherine Vennema Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering in 1984, the Stephen S. Attwood Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research in 1995, the Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award in 1996 and the Thurnau Professorship in 2006. At the national level, he was featured as ChE Educator in Chemical Engineering Education in 1978, received the Chemical Engineer of the Year Award from the Detroit Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) in 1980, and the University of Colorado Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1987. He received also the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Corcoran Award for Best paper (shared) in 1992 and in 1994 he was named a fellow of AIChE and later was elected to a three-year term as director of AIChE. In 1995, he was the recipient of the Warren K. Lewis award from AIChE for contributions to chemical engineering education and, in 1999, received the National Catalyst Award from the Chemical Manufacturers Association. In 2010, he received the Malcolm E. Pruitt Award from the Council for Chemical Research.
- He has been the recipient of ten named lectureships, the inaugural Adler Lectureship at Case Western (1994), the McCabe Lectureship at North Carolina State (1994), the inaugural Tis Lahiri Lectureship at Vanderbilt (1995), the Harry G. Fair Lectureship at Oklahoma (1996), the Merck Sharp & Dohme Lectureship at the University of Puerto Rico (1997), the Phillips Lectureship at Oklahoma State (1997), the Johansen-Crosby Lectureship at Michigan State (1999), the Academy of Chemical Engineers Lectureship, University of Missouri-Rolla (2003), the Merck Distinguished Lecture, Rutgers University, (2004), the Krug Lecture, University of Illinois (2004), the Dineen Lecture, University of New Brunswick (2011) and the Zandmer Lecture, University of Calgary (2012).
- Most recently, he finished a 2-year assignment on President Obama’s commission to study and make recommendations on the flow of diluted bitumen in the Keystone Pipeline.
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