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Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering (5th Edition) (Prentice Hall International Series in the Physical and Chemical Engineering Sciences)

Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering (5th Edition) (Prentice Hall International Series in the Physical and Chemical Engineering Sciences)

Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering (5th Edition) (Prentice Hall International Series in the Physical and Chemical Engineering Sciences)
By H. Scott Fogler

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Book Description

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


For decades, H. Scott Fogler’s Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering has been the world’s dominant text for courses in chemical reaction engineering. Now, Fogler has created a new, completely updated fifth edition of his internationally respected book. The result is a refined book that contains new examples and problems, as well as an updated companion Web site. More than ever, Fogler has successfully integrated text, visuals, and computer simulations to help both undergraduate and graduate students master all of the field’s fundamentals. As always, he links theory to practice through many relevant examples, ranging from standard isothermal and non-isothermal reactor design to applications, such as solar energy, blood clotting, and drug delivery, and computer chip manufacturing.


To promote the transfer of key skills to real-life settings, Fogler presents the following three styles of problems:

  1. Straightforward problems that reinforce the principles of chemical reaction engineering
  2. Living Example Problems (LEPs) that allow students to rapidly explore the issues and look for optimal solutions
  3. Open-ended problems that encourage students to practice creative problem-solving skills 

About the Web Site

The companion Web site offers extensive enrichment opportunities and additional content, including

  • Complete PowerPoint slides for lecture notes for chemical reaction engineering classes.
  • Links to additional software, including POLYMATH™, Matlab™, Wolfram Mathematica™, AspenTech™, and COMSOL™.
  • Interactive learning resources linked to each chapter, including Learning Objectives, Summary Notes, Web Modules, Interactive Computer Games, Solved Problems, FAQs, additional homework problems, and links to Learncheme.
  • Living Example Problems that provide more than eighty interactive simulations, allowing students to explore the examples and ask “what-if” questions. The LEPs are unique to this book.
  • Professional Reference Shelf, which includes advanced content on reactors, weighted least squares, experimental planning, laboratory reactors, pharmacokinetics, wire gauze reactors, trickle bed reactors, fluidized bed reactors, CVD boat reactors, detailed explanations of key derivations, and more.
  • Problem-solving strategies and insights on creative and critical thinking.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #225364 in Books
  • Published on: 2016-01-17
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.10" h x 1.50" w x 8.30" l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 992 pages

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About the Author
H. Scott Fogler is the Ame and Catherine Vennema Professor of Chemical Engineering and the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan. He has been research advisor to forty-five Ph.D. students, and has more than two hundred thirty-five refereed publications. He was 2009 President of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Fogler has chaired ASEE’s Chemical Engineering Division, served as director of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and earned the Warren K. Lewis Award from AIChE for contributions to chemical engineering education. He has received the Chemical Manufacturers Association’s National Catalyst Award and the 2010 Malcom E. Pruitt Award from the Council for Chemical Research.

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
3Inferior to previous editions...
By Sebastian Torres
This post is regarding the 5th Ed. (2016). I bought it at the start of the semester because my reactor design professor asked specifically for this new edition, even though he hadn't received his own copy of the book. When we started using it, it turns out that some chapters that were present in the 4th edition were ditched and some, which we consider a bit unnecessary, were added. However, what I believe hurts this new edition the most, is that it has less than half of the exercise problems that previous editions had. The worst part is that it still has those exercises that say things like "Go home and rest"!!! As for content, the book is good, but I would encourage other students to find a copy of the 4th edition if you actually want practice problems for your tests. Best of luck to all ChE students out there.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Book shipped internationally in pretty quickly (took total of 5 days)
By Omar
Better than expected in terms of both quality and content.
Book shipped internationally pretty quickly (took total of 5 days).
The book itself is one of the best that I have read. The examples shown and the sequence of thought that I had to follow as a student. Definitely worth its price.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4Explains concepts pretty clearly
By Doctor G
If you are using this book for a class that the prof. assigns homework problems from, be forewarned that some of them were changed between the 3rd and 4th editions, and that the international edition is different from the US version. Stupid publishers. As other reviews have mentioned, there are a few typos &etc. thrown around too, just for fun. As far as math goes, for some of the problems you'd better have passed differential equations.

But the author has a sense of humor and explains the concepts well. The book is useful and practical. The summaries at the end of the chapters are great, and the progression of material is fairly logical.

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