Reactors and Reaction Engineering: Systems and Instrumentation- Volume One


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This guidebook features a collection of tutorial-style engineering articles providing useful tips and best practices for the selection, design, operation and maintenance of reactor-based systems for converting raw materials into intermediates and finished products. It also contains detailed discussion of specific reactor-driven chemical conversions that are widely used in chemical process industries (CPI) operations.

Collectively, the content provides a wealth of useful technical guidance for optimizing reactor performance, maximizing conversion rates and output, and managing instrumentation and control issues.

Several articles profile continuous stirred-tank reactors (CSTR), microreactors and millichannel reactors. Others focus on instrumentation and control issues related to reaction engineering. In addition you will be provided with useful engineering support to improve biotechnology and fermentation-related reactor systems.

Delivered in a PDF format, 139 pages.

Articles Include:

Harnessing Biotechnology: A Practical Guide

• Biotechnology is increasingly proving its ability to address chemical industry challenges. An engineering-focused approach — bioengineering — is vital to successful industrial application


Synthetic Biology for Chemical Production

• Rapidly expanding computational power and decreasing costs for DNA sequencing and synthesis have made synthetic biology tools more accessible to chemical makers


Methanol Production from Natural Gas


LDPE via a High-Pressure Tubular Process Mechanical Design Aspects for High-Performance


Agitated Reactors

• An understanding of the mechanical design helps in specifying, maintaining and revamping agitated reactor systems


Methanol-to-Propylene Technology


Reactor systems: Improving mass-transfer-limited Reactions

• The step-by-step procedure described here can help operators to optimize reactor operation and output


Microreactors: Lessons Learned From Industrial Applications

• Implementing microreactors in chemical production is quite a challenge. How these challenges can be met is described here




Sulfuric Acid Production from Sulfur


Ethylene Glycol Production from Synthesis Gas


Millichannel Reactors: A Practical Middle Ground for Production

• Reactors with millimeter-scale dimensions provide mixing, heat transfer and other advantages over devices with larger dimensions, and increased robustness compared to microdevices. Here are tips to consider for using them


Chemical Process Plants: Plan for Revamps

• Follow this guidance to make the most of engineering upgrades that are designed to improve plant operations or boost throughput capacity


Bio-acrylic acid production from glucose


‘Green’ Ethylene Production


Acrylic Acid Production via Propylene Oxidation


Distillation, Part 1: Experimental Validation of Column Simulations

• A practical look at the need for validation, as well as conceptual considerations and a case study


Cyclohexane Production from Benzene and Hydrogen


Adiabatic-Temperature Rise: An Awkward Calculation Made Simple


How to estimate a final temperature after a reaction


CSTRs: Bound for Maximum Conversion

• Here, a design approach for continuous stirred-tank reactors is outlined for both reversible and irreversible second-order reactions


A Guide To: Methane Reforming

• A wide range of factors must be taken into account before selecting the most appropriate reforming technology


Producing Ethanol from Lignocellulosic Biomass


Urea Production from NH3 via a Self-Stripping Process


Acrylonitrile Production from Propylene


Filtration and Separation During Chemical Process


Operations: Avoid Common Errors

• The seven commonly made mistakes discussed here often lead to poor filtration and separation performance and many associated problems


Liquid-Liquid Extraction


Photochemical Processes in Stirred Tank Reactors

• A general overview of industrial photochemistry and the design of large-scale stirred-tank photochemical reactors


Improving Data Analytics in Batch Manufacturing

• Producing a perfect batch is easy for some products but harder for others. Using analytics to dig into production data can help operators identify where variability might be creeping into a process


Mass Transfer in Fermentation Scaleup

• As fermenters are scaled up to huge sizes, mass transfer is a key consideration


Methanol-to-Olefins Process


Hydrogen Production from Natural Gas


Ammonia Production from Natural Gas


Propylene Oxide Production


Large-Scale Fermentation Systems: Hygienic Design Principles

• Follow these tips to optimize systems that use microbial fermentation to produce biochemicals and biopharmaceuticals


Design and Operating Principles for Bioprocesses


Ethylene Production via Cracking of Ethane-Propane 


Hydrogen Cyanide Production


Ethylene Glycol Production


Terephthalic Acid Production from p-Xylene


Acetic Acid Production from Methanol


CSTR Design for Reversible Reactions

• Here, a design approach for continuous stirred-tank reactors is outlined for three cases of second-order reactions