After completing Chapter 5 of the text and associated DVD material the reader will be able to:
  • Describe the CRE algorithm that allows the reader to solve chemical reaction engineering problems through logic rather than memorization.
  • Size batch reactors, CSTRs, PFRs, PBRs, and microreactors for isothermal operation given the rate law and feed conditions.
  • Discuss solutions to problems taken from the California Professional Engineers Registration Examination in order to work these problems in 30 minutes.
  • Account for the effects of pressure drop on conversion in packed bed tubular reactors and in packed bed spherical reactors.

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