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Modeling and Simulation of Heterogeneous Catalytic Processes


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This book presents reviews of the state-of-the-art in modeling of heterogeneous catalytic reactors and processes

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Challenges in Reaction Engineering Practice of Heterogeneous Catalytic Systems Milorad P. Dudukovic and Patrick L. Mills Spatial Resolution of Species and Temperature Profiles in Catalytic Reactors: In-Situ Sampling Techniques and CFD Modeling Claudia Diehm, Husyein Karadeniz, Canan Karakaya, Matthias Hettel and Olaf Deutschmann Catalytic Combustion of Hydrogen, Challenges and Opportunities John Mantzaras Novel Developments in Fluidized Bed Membrane Reactor Technology Ivo Roghair, Fausto Gallucci and Martin van Sint Annaland

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Anthony G. Dixon joined the Chemical Engineering faculty of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in 1980 after obtaining his B.Sc. in Mathematics and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland), and spending two years as an Assistant Scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests lie in chemical reaction engineering, including inorganic membrane reactors, heat transfer in chemical reactors, mathematical modeling and simulation, computational fluid dynamics and diffusion in porous catalysts. He has contributed research in recent years in particular on CFD in fixed bed reactors, and has co-authored over 100 journal papers in this and other reaction engineering areas. He has consulted in industry and collaborated with industrial groups, most notably with Johnson Matthey Catalysts on using CFD for catalyst design. He has received several awards for his educational work and research, including the 2009 WPI Board of Trustees' Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Scholarship, and the 2001 William H. Corcoran Award for best paper appearing in Chemical Engineering Education. He is a Fellow of AIChE, and served as Conference Chair for the Computational Fluid Dynamics in Chemical Reaction Engineering IV Conference, Barga, Italy, 2005, as well as organizing the CFD in CRE or related sessions at AIChE meetings for over 16 years. He has also been a member of various other conference organizing committees and scientific committees. He is an Executive Editor for the journal Chemical Engineering Science, and is a member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering and Advances in Chemical Engineering.

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