Synthesis of Reaction Systems

Alexandre C. Dimian, Costin S. Bildea, Anton A. Kiss

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This chapter presents elements from chemical reaction engineering necessary to consider in the conceptual design of a process as a system. The selection and the design of the reactor must be done in the context of interactions with the whole process, particularly with the separation system. The preliminary section reviews basic concepts with regard to stoichiometry, kinetics and chemical equilibrium. Then, design principles are discussed in the field of homogeneous reactions with reference to ideal reactor models, followed by heterogeneous reactions, where specific modelling problems are highlighted. Attention is paid to thermal design issues, related to safety and heat integration. Guidelines for the reactor selection are presented. The final section is devoted to new systematic methods developed by the process systems community.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Number of pages43
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1570-7946


  • Chemical equilibrium
  • Chemical reaction engineering
  • Chemical reactor
  • Heterogeneous systems
  • Homogeneous systems
  • Kinetics
  • Mixed flow reactor
  • Plug flow reactor
  • Stoichiometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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