1st Edition

Reaction Engineering, Catalyst Preparation, and Kinetics

By Jorge Marchetti Copyright 2021
    380 Pages 188 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    This book serves as an introduction to the subject, giving readers the tools to solve real-world chemical reaction engineering problems. It features a section of fully solved examples as well as end of chapter problems. It includes coverage of catalyst characterization and its impact on kinetics and reactor modeling. Each chapter presents simple ideas and concepts which build towards more complex and realistic cases and situations.

    • Introduces an in-depth kinetics analysis
    • Features well developed sections on the major topics of catalysts, kinetics, reactor design, and modeling
    • Includes a chapter that showcases a fully worked out example detailing a typical problem that is faced when performing laboratory work
    • Offers end of chapter problems and a solutions manual for adopting professors

    Aimed at advanced chemical engineering undergraduates and graduate students taking chemical reaction engineering courses as well as chemical engineering professionals, this textbook provides the knowledge to tackle real problems within the industry.

    Chapter 1: Catalyst Preparation and Characterization.

    Chapter 2: Reactor Design: Mole and Energy Balance.

    Chapter 3: Reaction Kinetics.

    Chapter 4: Completely Solved Example.


    Dr. Jorge Marchetti was awarded his 5-year Bachelor in 2003 from Universidad Nacional del Sur in Chemical Engineering. In 2008 he was awarded his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in Biodiesel Production and in 2009 he was awarded his Ph.D. in Physics in the area of Hydrogen Storage, both Ph.D. were given by Universidad Nacional del Sur in Argentina. From 2008 to 2010 Dr. Marchetti was a postdoctoral fellow at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) working on Natural Gas Refining at the Chemical Engineering Department. After that, he was appointed Assistant Professor at Chalmers Technological University in Sweden, at the Forrest Products and Chemical Engineering Division from the Chemical Engineering Department. Since 2011, Dr. Marchetti has been an Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, NMBU until July 2017 where he was promoted to Full Professor in Chemical Engineering.

    Dr. Marchetti is the leader of the Reaction Engineering and Catalysis Group and the group is work on the area of waste based biorefinery, biochemical productions from different biomasses, biofuels production from 2nd and 3rd generation raw materials as well as mathematical modeling, kinetics modeling and techno economy assessment of upscaling technologies. Dr Marchetti is also working on hydrogen storage for fuel cell as well as basic physics modeling of the interaction of chemicals and catalyst in order to have a better understanding of their behavior.