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Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering (4th Edition) Hardcover – September 2, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0130473943 ISBN-10: 0130473944 Edition: 4th

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  • Hardcover: 1080 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 4 edition (September 2, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0130473944
  • ISBN-13: 978-0130473943
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.7 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,647 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Definitive, Fully Updated Guide to Solving Real-World Chemical Reaction Engineering Problems

The fourth edition of Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering is a completely revised version of the worldwide best-selling book. It combines authoritative coverage of the principles of chemical reaction engineering with an unsurpassed focus on critical thinking and creative problem solving, employing open-ended questions and stressing the Socratic method. Clear and superbly organized, it integrates text, visuals, and computer simulations to help readers solve even the most challenging problems through reasoning, rather than by memorizing equations.

Thorough coverage of the fundamentals of chemical reaction engineering forms the backbone of this trusted text. To enhance the transfer of core skills to real-life settings, three styles of problems are included for each subject

  1. Straightforward problems that reinforce the material
  2. Problems that allow students to explore the issues and look for optimum solutions
  3. Open-ended problems that encourage students to practice creative problem-solving skills

H. Scott Fogler has updated his classic text to provide even more coverage of bioreactions, industrial chemistry with real reactors and reactions, and an even broader range of applications, along with the newest digital techniques, such as FEMLAB. The fourth edition of Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering contains wide-ranging examples—from smog to blood clotting, ethylene oxide production to tissue engineering, antifreeze to cobra bites, and computer chip manufacturing to chemical plant safety.

About the CD-ROM

The CD-ROM offers numerous enrichment opportunities for both students and instructors, including the following Learning Resources:

  • Summary Notes: Chapter-specific interactive material to address the different learning styles in the Felder/Solomon learning-style index
  • Learning Resources: Web modules, reactor lab modules, interactive computer modules, solved problems, and problem-solving heuristics
  • Living Example Problems: More than fifty-five interactive simulations in POLYMATH software, which allow students to explore the examples and ask “what-if” questions
  • Professional Reference Shelf: Advanced content, ranging from collision and transition state theory to aerosol reactors, DFT, runaway reactions, and pharmacokinetics
  • Additional Study Materials: Extra homework problems, course syllabi, and Web links to related material
  • Latest Software to Solve “Digital Age” Problems: FEMLAB to solve PDEs for the axial and radial concentration and temperature profiles, and Polymath to do regression, solve nonlinear equations, and solve single and coupled ODEs

Throughout the book, icons help readers link concepts and procedures to the material on the CD-ROM for fully integrated learning and reference.



About the Author

H. Scott Fogler is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Vennema Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan. His research interests include flow and reaction in porous media, fused chemical relations, gellation kinetics, and chemical reaction engineering problems in the petroleum industry. He has graduated 37 Ph.D. students and has more than 200 refereed publications in these areas. Fogler is the AIChE 2008 President-elect. He has chaired ASEE’s Chemical Engineering Division, served as director of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, earned the Warren K. Lewis Award from AIChE for contributions to chemical engineering education, and received the Chemical Manufacturers Association’s National Catalyst Award. He is the co-author of the bestselling textbook Strategies for Creative Problem Solving, Second Edition (Prentice Hall, 2008).

Customer Reviews

In addition, I give the book props for the thought-provoking examples and problems.
J. S. from WV
It includes multiple examples both on the book and the Cd, and allows full use of computational tools applied on the problem solving.
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I would definitely recommend this book to either undergraduate or graduate chemical engineers.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Vinay Medhekar on January 19, 2000
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This books presents a very simplified and a unified approach to the Chemical Reactor Design and Reaction Engineering. The concepts are explained with such simple logic that it stimulates thinking of further application in the field. The topic on RTD is perfectly described not found in any other text. Made my life a lot easier in the Graduate school. A must for all chemical engineers.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By jlb112 on March 28, 2011
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The book is full of typos. Be careful when ordering because there are substantial differences between prints. I have the fifth print of the 4th edition (December 2008), and I have a friend who owns the 1st printing of the fourth edition, and he had typos in all 3 problems of our last homework set. Some of his problems contain fewer parts as well. Some of the values used in the problems of this text were clearly not chosen well enough to illustrate the principle they're supposed to illustrate. For example, in problem 8-8 they first ask you to plot temperature along the reactor with a coolant flow rate high enough to keep the coolant temperature approximately constant. Then the problem adjusts the coolant flowrate so that you have to account for the change in temperature of the coolant; however, the coolant flowrate is still large enough that the coolant temperature is approximately constant. This won't help the student see the importance of accounting for changes in coolant temperature; it just creates the illusion that you don't have to account for the change in coolant temperature. In problem 8-25, the mass of catalyst in the reactor is so large that all the changes in concentration occur within the first third of the reactor making the true shape of the plots generated difficult to see as all the changes are all occurring over a small distance. Another issue I have with the book (this one is subjective) is that the last part of many problems asks you how you would modify the problem to require more critical thinking. I understand that the intent of these parts is to force a student to think about what they are supposed to take away from the problem; however, a serious student will think critically about the problem anyway, and this open-ended component just ends up wasting the student's time. Please don't disregard this review; I'm being sincere.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J. S. from WV on April 10, 1999
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This book is positively excellent; it makes the subject matter both interesting and easy to learn. With the texts for so many of my classes being mediocre at best, it's nice to run across a text that reflects a tremendous amount of thought and presents complicated subect matter in an uncomplicated way. In addition, I give the book props for the thought-provoking examples and problems. They make problem sets more interesting and worthwhile.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 15, 2003
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In contrast with what my fellow Ann Arbor reviewer (and most likely UM ChE student), I tended to think that Fogler's book was an excellent way by which to learn the principles of Chemical Reaction Engineering. The book is well organized and while the chapters may skip some, the principle chapters (1-6 in the sixth printing) are the recommended starting chapters. Once passing through chapters 1 - 6, the topics do deviate some, but the fundamental principles necessary to understand any of the topics in chapters 7 and beyond are well established prior to engaging the later material. While my colleague from Ann Arbor may be correct in noting that there are several different printings of the third edition text, Fogler provides adequate typo errors on the text website. In terms of POLYMATH, Fogler does rely on this computer software to show many of the examples in his book. For a good bulk of the examples and homework problems, however, the operation of POLYMATH is extremely easy. If one knows how to type equations into a table and press a 'calculate' button, one can easily run POLYMATH. Fogler provides the program on the CD that accompanies the text. It makes solving differential equations (and their solution curves) much easier than doing so by hand.
I must say that this is the best Chemical Engineering textbook I've had as a student (Geankopolis was a close second). Fogler establishes the principles of CRE well, and the language of the text is not above and beyond reading comprehension. The style Fogler uses is very algorithmic, which, after utilizing the algorithm over and over again, makes reactor design problems much easier to deal with.
Having been one of Fogler's students, I will agree that he tries very hard to relate to students.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 4, 2001
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The beauty of Fogler's book is the numerous real-world problems it contains. It's coverage of RTDs in Chemical Reactors and Catalytic Reactions remain the best I've come across in any chemical engineering textbook. The book is easy to understand yet, challenges the reader into serious thinking on problem solving. It is up-to-date with numerous references to state of the art computer problem solving techniques and programs. Fogler is a must for every student of Reaction Engineering. In combination with Octave Levenspiels book (which is rather theoretical and less real-world and computer-problem-solving oriented compared Fogler) a reaction engineering course would be well grounded.
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