The Chemical Reactor from Laboratory to Industrial Plant

A Modern Approach to Chemical Reaction Engineering with Different Case Histories and Exercises

  • Elio Santacesaria
  • Riccardo Tesser

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Elio Santacesaria, Riccardo Tesser
    Pages 1-8
  3. Elio Santacesaria, Riccardo Tesser
    Pages 9-115
  4. Elio Santacesaria, Riccardo Tesser
    Pages 117-189
  5. Elio Santacesaria, Riccardo Tesser
    Pages 191-290
  6. Elio Santacesaria, Riccardo Tesser
    Pages 291-386
  7. Elio Santacesaria, Riccardo Tesser
    Pages 387-485
  8. Elio Santacesaria, Riccardo Tesser
    Pages 487-553
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 555-561

About this book


This graduate textbook, written by a former lecturer, addresses industrial chemical reaction topics, focusing on the commercial-scale exploitation of chemical reactions. It introduces students to the concepts behind the successful design and operation of chemical reactors, with an emphasis on qualitative arguments, simple design methods, graphical procedures, and frequent comparison of capabilities of the major reactor types. It starts by discussing simple ideas before moving on to more advanced concepts with the support of numerous case studies.

Many simple and advanced exercises are present in each chapter and the detailed MATLAB code for their solution is available to the reader as supplementary material on Springer website. It is written for MSc chemical engineering students and novice researchers working in industrial laboratories.


Reactor Design and Simulation Kinetics of Chemical Reactions Mass and Heat Transfer Mass and Heat Balance Chemical Reaction Thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Elio Santacesaria
    • 1
  • Riccardo Tesser
    • 2
  1. 1.Eurochem Engineering s.r.l.MilanItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Complesso di Monte Sant’AngeloUniversity of Naples Federico IINaplesItaly

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