1st Edition

Green Chemical Engineering An Introduction to Catalysis, Kinetics, and Chemical Processes

By S. Suresh, S. Sundaramoorthy Copyright 2015
    546 Pages 193 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    While chemical products are useful in their own right—they address the demands and needs of the masses—they also drain our natural resources and generate unwanted pollution. Green Chemical Engineering: An Introduction to Catalysis, Kinetics, and Chemical Processes encourages minimized use of non-renewable natural resources and fosters maximized pollution prevention. This text stresses the importance of developing processes that are environmentally friendly and incorporate the role of green chemistry and reaction engineering in designing these processes.

    Focused on practical application rather than theory, the book integrates chemical reaction engineering and green chemical engineering, and is divided into two sections. The first half of the book covers the basic principles of chemical reaction engineering and reactor design, while the second half of the book explores topics on green reactors, green catalysis, and green processes. The authors mix in elaborate illustrations along with important developments, practical applications, and recent case studies. They also include numerous exercises, examples, and problems covering the various concepts of reaction engineering addressed in this book, and provide MATLAB® software used for developing computer codes and solving a number of reaction engineering problems.

    Consisting of six chapters organized into two sections, this text:

    • Covers the basic principles of chemical kinetics and catalysis
    • Gives a brief introduction to classification and the various types of chemical reactors
    • Discusses in detail the differential and integral methods of analysis of rate equations for different types of reactions
    • Presents the development of rate equations for solid catalyzed reactions and enzyme catalyzed biochemical reactions
    • Explains methods for estimation of kinetic parameters from batch reactor data
    • Details topics on homogeneous reactors
    • Includes graphical procedures for the design of multiple reactors
    • Contains topics on heterogeneous reactors including catalytic and non-catalytic reactors
    • Reviews various models for non-catalytic gas–solid and gas–liquid reactions
    • Introduces global rate equations and explicit design equations for a variety of non-catalytic reactors
    • Gives an overview of novel green reactors and the application of CFD technique in the modeling of green reactors
    • Offers detailed discussions of a number of novel reactors
    • Provides a brief introduction to CFD and the application of CFD
    • Highlights the development of a green catalytic process and the application of a green catalyst in the treatment of industrial effluent

    Comprehensive and thorough in its coverage, Green Chemical Engineering: An Introduction to Catalysis, Kinetics, and Chemical Processes explains the basic concepts of green engineering and reactor design fundamentals, and provides key knowledge for students at technical universities and professionals already working in the industry.


    Principles of Green Chemistry and Green Chemical Engineering

    Chemical Reaction Engineering: The Heart of Green Chemical Engineering

    Section I Kinetics, Catalysis and Chemical Reactors

    Introduction to Kinetics and Chemical Reactors

    Kinetics of Chemical Reactions

    Chemical Reactors: An Introduction

    Appendix A: Catalysis and Chemisorption

    Appendix B: Fitting Experimental Data to Linear Equations by Regression

    Exercise Problems

    MATLAB Programs

    Homogeneous Reactors

    Homogeneous Ideal Reactors

    Homogeneous Non-Ideal Reactors

    Appendix C: Estimation of Peclet Number—Derivation of Equation Using Method of Moments

    Exercise Problems

    MATLAB Programs

    Heterogeneous Reactors

    Heterogeneous Non-Catalytic Reactors

    Heterogeneous Catalytic Reactions and Reactors

    Exercise Problems

    MATLAB Programs

    Section II Green Chemical Processes and Applications

    Green Reactor Modelling

    Novel Reactor Technology

    Some Reactor Design Softwares and Their Applications

    ASPEN Plus Simulation of RCSTR Model

    Application of Green Catalysis and Processes

    Application of Green Catalysis and Processes

    Case Study 1: Treatment of Industrial Effluents Using Various Green Catalyses

    Case Study 2: Thermolysis of Petrochemical Industrial Effluent

    Case Study 3: Catalytic Wet-Air Oxidation Processes


    Further Reading



    Suresh Sundaramurthy is an assistant professor of chemical engineering at Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India. He holds a PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India, in the area of environmental pollution control. He has held various research positions at a number of universities in India including Pondicherry University, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, and International Centre for Materials Science, JNCASR, Bangalore. His research interests are in the areas of separation processes, reactor design, adsorption, catalysis, waste utilization, and nanomaterials. He has written a number of research articles and books in his area of research.

    Sundaramoorthy Sithanandam is a professor of chemical engineering at Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry, India. He obtained his PhD from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India, in the area of process control. He has over 28 years of teaching and research experience. He has held teaching and visiting research positions, respectively, at National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, and National University of Singapore. His research interests are in the areas of model-based predictive control, membrane separations, process integration, and optimization. He has published many research articles and has delivered a number of keynote and invited lectures in international and national conferences.

    "The use of modern computational tools in problem solving has given an entirely different dimension to this book, which makes it stand out from others."
    —M. B. Saidutta Ph.D, NITK, Surathkal

    "The book is very apt for both undergraduate and postgraduate chemical engineering curriculum. The book provides special emphasis on computer aided solution approaches and also introduces the readers to some state of-the-art chemical engineering modeling software."
    —Prakash Kotecha, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Guwahati