R. Kandiyoti (b. Istanbul, Turkey, 1942) received his BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University in New York (1965) and his PhD degree from Imperial College London (1969). He has served as member of academic staff in Chemical Engineering Departments of the Middle East Technical Univers
The fundamentals of reaction engineering book covers the basic elements of chemical reactor design. Material and energy balances have been derived assuming simple flow patterns: perfect mixing and plug flow. Non-ideal flow is briefly discussed. Exothermic-reversible reactions have been discussed in the context of staged reactor systems. Heat and mass transfer to/from catalyst pellets has been introduced, emphasizing the formulation of global reaction rate expressions. Several different ways of modelling fixed bed catalytic reactors has been described. A companion volume presents worked examples.