Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design Fundamentals
Nob Hill Publishing is pleased to announce the availability of the Second Edition of the textbook, Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design Fundamentals, by James B. Rawlings, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and John G. Ekerdt, The University of Texas at Austin.
This textbook, designed for undergraduate and graduate chemical engineering courses, presents several new and emerging topics not described in any other textbooks, and exploits the recent advances in computing software and hardware to streamline and reorganize many of the traditional topics.
A solution manual for end-of-chapter exercises is available to instructors who adopt the text.
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The Ohio State University-Columbus (graduate, undergraduate)
University of Wisconsin-Madison (graduate, undergraduate)
The University of Texas at Austin (undergraduate)
This book by Rawlings and Ekerdt is not a good book. It is an excellent book.... The most important different thing about the Rawlings and Ekerdt is stated crisply in the preface (and it is true throughout the book): this is a book about fundamentals. Computation is used to streamline the presentation of the fundamentals, and the students get the tools to reproduce almost 100% of the results, example solutions and pictures in the book based only on concepts, principles and very few main results.
``The exposition is a fine and very useful balance between classical teaching in chemical engineering supplemented with modern computational tools. The authors have succeeded in providing seamless transition between theoretical derivations and practical computational aspects. It is an excellent textbook which provides students with very strong theoretical background and enables practical application of principles by use of modern computer software.''
``Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design Fundamentals'' received an award at the Seventh Annual University Co-op Robert W. Hamilton Book Awards in April 2003. The awards recognized leading University of Texas authors. Only six of the 42 books entered in the competition were textbooks. Finalists were selected by a committee of scholars appointed by the vice provost and dean of graduate studies at The University of Texas at Austin. All permanent UT faculty members with books published in the previous academic year were eligible for the awards. At the awards banquet, a panelist told Professor John G. Ekerdt that while she could not follow the technical details of the textbook, what impressed her was the fact that the book was very readable.
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``As a graduate student, I had the good fortune of using this textbook in Professor Rawlings's course on reactor design and modeling. That experience had a profound impact on my understanding of the topic and has shaped the way that I currently think about--and encourage my students to think about--reaction engineering. What amazes me about this textbook is its ability to connect the entire discipline to its fundamental underpinnings in a very general and accessible manner. The approach herein empowers students with basic principles and robust computational tools, allowing them to truly understand chemical reactor design as opposed to merely solving reactor design problems.''
``Your textbook was a fantastic teaching tool. I really enjoyed using
it and learned a great deal myself. Reaction stoichiometry is
beautifully presented, as are the material balances. I'll be teaching
both the graduate and undergraduate reactor design courses next year,
and plan to use the book for both courses. The authors are to be
congratulated for writing an excellent book.''
``This is the sort of textbook that I really enjoy using when teaching undergraduates. The book seems to be rigorous and yet not overwhelming; there are not many chemical engineering textbooks that satisfy both of these conditions. Most are oversimplified and thus leave the student wondering about the origin and the range of validity of various important results that are used to solve problems. I could teach reactor design using this text because I feel comfortable in the knowledge that the curious student could further pursue a particular point that he finds puzzling.''
``The author gratefully acknowledges Prof. James B. Rawlings of
University of Wisconsin for his excellent textbook, Chemical Reactor
Analysis and Design Fundamentals, that is ever so helpful to put this
process control project into practice.''
From the report, ``Batch Polymerization Reactor Control: Process Model and Model-Based Control System,'' July 15, 2007.
``I must say that this is a great book. I think the writing is very
clear and effective, and the examples are really useful. I will
certainly get inspiration from it when preparing the exams at the end
of the semester. Also, I believe the website is a nice addition,
usually not available with other textbooks.''
``The book is truly amazing. I loved its rigorous nature, generality,
and careful organization. These are all rare qualities in the modern
reactor engineering books. Your book leaves me very much satisfied
and is a very worthy item on my chemical engineering bookshelf.''
``This book was very helpful, concise, and very systematic. The teaching method in the textbook was excellent and the available online computational tools for it were very helpful.''
``I really like the text. Compared to other chemical engineering books, it is much easier to follow and understand.''
``This textbook is much easier to understand than other chemical engineering books because the examples in the chapter are actually similar to the exercises at the end of the chapter--unlike most books.''
Links | Table of Contents | James B. Rawlings | John G. Ekerdt | Computing with Octave | Octave | Hepatitis B Example, Ch. 1 | Material Balance Example, Ch. 4 | Ammonia Synthesis Example, Ch. 6 | Catalytic Converter Example, Ch. 7 | Mixing Example, Ch. 8 | Case Study, Ch. 9 | Fermentation Modeling, Ch. 10 |
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