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Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, 6th edition

  • H Scott Fogler

Published by Prentice Hall (July 24th 2020) - Copyright © 2021

6th edition

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The Definitive Guide to Chemical Reaction Engineering Problem-Solving–With Updated Content and More Active Learning

For decades, H. Scott Fogler’s Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering has been the world’s dominant chemical reaction engineering text. This Sixth Edition and integrated Web site deliver a more compelling active learning experience than ever before. Using sliders and interactive examples in Wolfram, Python, POLYMATH, and MATLAB, students can explore reactions and reactors by running realistic simulation experiments.

Writing for today’s students, Fogler provides instant access to information, avoids extraneous details, and presents novel problems linking theory to practice. Faculty can flexibly define their courses, drawing on updated chapters, problems, and extensive Professional Reference Shelf web content at diverse levels of difficulty.

The book thoroughly prepares undergraduates to apply chemical reaction kinetics and physics to the design of chemical reactors. And four advanced chapters address graduate-level topics, including effectiveness factors. To support the field’s growing emphasis on chemical reactor safety, each chapter now ends with a practical safety lesson.
  • Updates throughout the book reflect current theory and practice and emphasize safety
  • New discussions of molecular simulations and stochastic modeling
  • Increased emphasis on alternative energy sources such as solar and biofuels
  • Thorough reworking of three chapters on heat effects
  • Full chapters on nonideal reactors, diffusion limitations, and residence time distribution
About the Companion Web Site (
  • Complete PowerPoint slides for lecture notes for chemical reaction engineering classes
  • Links to additional software, including POLYMATH™, MATLAB™, Wolfram Mathematica™, AspenTech™, and COMSOL™
  • Interactive learning resources linked to each chapter, including Learning Objectives, Summary Notes, Web Modules, Interactive Computer Games, Solved Problems, FAQs, additional homework problems, and links to Learncheme
  • Living Example Problems–unique to this book–that provide more than 80 interactive simulations, allowing students to explore the examples and ask “what-if” questions
  • Professional Reference Shelf, which includes advanced content on reactors, weighted least squares, experimental planning, laboratory reactors, pharmacokinetics, wire gauze reactors, trickle bed reactors, fluidized bed reactors, CVD boat reactors, detailed explanations of key derivations, and more
  • Problem-solving strategies and insights on creative and critical thinking
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Table of contents

About the Author

Chapter 1: Mole Balances
Chapter 2: Conversion and Reactor Sizing
Chapter 3: Rate Laws
Chapter 4: Stoichiometry
Chapter 5: Isothermal Reactor Design: Conversion
Chapter 6: Isothermal Reactor Design: Molar Flow Rates
Chapter 7: Collection and Analysis of Rate Data
Chapter 8: Multiple Reactions
Chapter 9: Reaction Mechanisms, Pathways, Bioreactions, and Bioreactors
Chapter 10: Catalysis and Catalytic Reactors
Chapter 11: Nonisothermal Reactor Design—The Steady State Energy Balance and Adiabatic PFR Applications
Chapter 12: Steady-State Nonisothermal Reactor Design–Flow Reactors with Heat Exchange
Chapter 13: Unsteady-State Nonisothermal Reactor Design
Chapter 14: External Diffusion Effects on Heterogeneous Reactions
Chapter 15: Diffusion and Reaction
Chapter 16: Distributions of Residence Times for Chemical Reactors
Chapter 17: Models for Nonideal Reactors
Appendix A: Numerical Techniques
Appendix B: Ideal Gas Constant and Conversion Factors
Appendix C: Thermodynamic Relationships Involving the Equilibrium Constant
Appendix D: Software Packages
Appendix E: Rate Law Data
Appendix F: Nomenclature
Appendix G: Open-Ended Problems
Appendix H: Use of Computational Chemistry Software Packages
Appendix I: How to Use the CRE Web Resources


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