Best Reference Books – Chemical Reaction Engineering

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Chemical Reaction Engineering subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Chemical Reaction Engineering along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Chemical Reaction Engineering subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Chemical Reaction Engineering" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering” by H S Fogler

Book Review: This book demonstrates the principles of chemical reaction engineering simultaneously also focusing on critical thinking and problem solving. The book provides an integration of text, visuals and computer simulations thereby helping the readers to solve toughest problems with the help of reasoning. The book also contains open ended problems that help the students to explore many issues and look for optimality. The book also induces creative problem solving skills in students.

2. “Chemical Reaction Engineering” by O Levenspiel

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Book Review: This book enables the students to answer questions on reactor design effectively. The book has simple design methods, graphical procedures, comparison of reactor types capabilities and many more. The book contains new chapters on biochemical systems, solid, liquid and gaseous reactors and non-ideal flow. The book helps the students build a firm understanding of basic concepts and also stresses on design strategy for homogeneous and heterogeneous systems. The readers must have prior knowledge of elementary calculus and differential equations of first order.

3. “Chemical Engineering Kinetics” by J M Smith
4. “Chemical Reaction Engineering” by Octave Levenspiel

“Chemical Reaction Engineering” Book Review: This book enables the readers to understand the concepts of chemical reaction engineering thereby answering the questions on them effectively. The book also stresses on simple design methods, graphical procedures, capability comparison of major reactor types and many more. The book also explains the reason behind why assumptions are made and also explains the pros and cons of many techniques that are applied to real situations. The readers should have prior knowledge of elementary calculus and first order differential equations.

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5. “Chemical Reaction Engineering” by GT Miller

“Chemical Reaction Engineering” Book Review: The main idea of the book is to introduce treatment of chemical reaction engineering. It is prescribed to students pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate level courses in chemical engineering, microbiology, biotechnology, life sciences and researchers of the field. Homogenous and heterogenous reacting systems are covered. Both chemical reaction engineering and chemical reactor engineering concepts are elucidated. The book familiarizes readers with fundamentals of chemical reaction engineering before diving into its applications and extensions into analyses. The reader can find various illustrative problems that aid the contents of the book.

6. “Chemical Reaction Engineering” by Doraiswamy Uner

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“Chemical Reaction Engineering” Book Review: The book presents simple and complex topics of chemical reaction engineering. It targets students of undergraduate level courses providing them with all the necessary information. The book is divided into 3 parts namely: Fundamentals Revisited, Building on Fundamentals, and Beyond the Fundamentals. Part 1 covers the fundamental concepts such as mixing, unsteady-state operations, multiple steady states, and complex reactions. Concepts of thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, heat and mass transfer effects in catalysis are covered in part 2. The last part entails concepts of catalyzed fluid-phase reactions in fixed-bed and fluidized-bed reactors, gas–solid non catalytic reactions, membrane-assisted reactor engineering, combo reactors, homogeneous catalysis.

7. “Shreve S Chemical Process Industries” by George T Austin

“Shreve S Chemical Process Industries” Book Review: The book presents concepts of major chemical processes. It is recommended to students and professionals alike. It covers design procedures as well as operation of processing units. Technical and economical aspects of various chemical processes are also illustrated.

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8. “Chemical Reaction Engineering: Essentials, Exercises and Examples” by Schmal Martin Schmal

“Chemical Reaction Engineering: Essentials, Exercises and Examples” Book Review: The book covers concepts of kinetics, reactor design as well as chemical reaction engineering. It is prescribed to students of undergraduate level courses. The book is divided into two parts. The first part deals with kinetics concepts such as reaction rates, influence of different variables and the determination of specific rate parameters for different reactions, classic kinetic theory. The second part of the book emphasises on ideal and non-ideal reactors, presents the basic equations of batch and continuous ideal reactors and mass transfer effects. Readers can find a plethora of examples and solved problems complementing the concepts explained.

9. “Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering” by Fogler

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“Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering” Book Review: It provides an overview of the concepts of chemical reactions. It is suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate students in chemical engineering. The book covers all the key topics such as mole balances, rate laws, stoichiometry, energy balances, diffusion and contracting. The concepts are covered in a total of 8 chapters. The first few chapters introduce the reader to mole balances and reactor sizing before dwelling into stoichiometry and isothermal reactor design. Subsequent chapters focus on multiple reactions and reaction mechanisms, the book concludes with a chapter on Steady-State Non isothermal Reactor Design. The reader can find various examples and problems throughout the text.

10. “Polymer Chemistry, Reactions and Processes” by F Candau and Christian Pichot
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