“Finally, this book fulfills its aim to be a systematic presentation of the addressed matter for the broad variety of chemistry lecturers and students, graduate students, physical chemists, chemical engineering students and lecturers, physics students and chemical engineers.” (Materials and Corrosion, 1 November 2012)
"It will be most useful to those chemists who have an interest in chemical engineering and/or the kinetics and mechanisms of catalysis within chemical reactors." (Chemistry World, 2012)
From the Back Cover
The kinetics of chemical reactions studies the progress of a chemical reaction taking account of pressure, temperature, catalysis, reaction components and other influencing factors. It helps with the decoding of the reaction mechanism and therefore the optimization of reaction conditions and allows scale-up and optimal reactor design. This systematic presentation covers all aspects of kinetic methods including experimental and theoretical, as well as fundamental and applied kinetic methods. The identification of dominant reaction paths, reaction intermediates and rate-determining steps allows a quantification of the effects of reaction conditions and catalyst properties, providing guidelines for catalyst optimization. In addition, the form in which the equations are presented allows for their straightforward implementation for scale-up and chemical reactor design purposes. Throughout, the methodologies given are illustrated by many examples and a glossary containing the important terms for this field rounds off the book. This book is aimed at chemistry lecturers and students, graduate students, physical chemists, chemical engineering students and lecturers, physics students and chemical engineers.