Essentially a textbook on the design of fluidized beds for gas-solid reactions, it will be of use to the designer who is prepared to learn about fluidization, as well as students of the subject and lecturers: The academic background of Levenspiel shows in the pedagogical approach of the book. Completely revised and updated, it is essentially a new book. References to this book Particle-fluid two-phase flow: The book fluidization engineering is good book detailing all aspects in fluidization. Fluidization Engineering, Second Editionexpands on its original scope to encompass these new areas and introduces reactor models specifically for these contacting regimes. Its aim is to distill from the thousands of studies those particular developments that are pertinent for the engineer concerned with predictive methods, for the fluidizatipn, and for the user and potential user of fluidized beds.
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Printed in Great Britain. It fully lives up to this title; it deals with the theory of macroscopic systems, which is normally covered within a number of different disciplines, such as thermodynamics, transport phenomena, fluid mecbanics, etc.
Tbe book has nine chapters plus four brief appendices. The matrix has nine rows representing the chapters, and three columns where prindples are elucidated. Tbe first two chapters deal with principles of balance equations, equilibrium.
Chapters three to five cover property relations of systems at equilibrium, and the last four chapters are concerned with computing changes of the balance equations with time and place. Column 1 treats generalized extensive properties, column 2 the changes of momentum, energy and entropy FIoidixation Eagineeriag, 2nd Edition.
Tbe text is organized into 18 chapters beginning with an introduction and a chapter on industrial applications. Chapter 3 covers the basics of fluidization and provides a guide to tbe inter-relationship between the different regimes of fluidization and gas-particle flow, providing a useful framework for tbe rest of the book.
A group of chapters on distributor design, bubble phenomena, entrainment and elutriation, high velocity fluidization, solids movement and gas dispersion and interchange, lays out the state of knowledge in the various contacting regimes at tbe time of writing. A good attempt has been made to report on tbc rapidly developing area of circulating fluidized beds and fast fluidization, although it has not been possible to crystallize the most recent with time and place, and column 3 the phenomenological laws of phase behaviour and molecular transport.
The approach is truly a highly systematic one! For the uninitiated reader it is too systematic. Concepts such as balance equations BEs. The chapters are not divided into sections, but into cells. The chapters have text sometimes not very much on the left-band sides, equations, tables and figures on the right-band sides. The approach is rigoristic to the extent that the author-except in the preface-has not found it necessary to include any reference in the text! Thus, the book will never become a best-selling undergraduate engineeeringtext book.
But I find it a highly useful, clearly written. In Chaps on particle-to-gas heat and mass transfer, catalytic reactions, bed-to-surface heat transfer, residence time and size distribution of solids and kinetic phenomena are considered.
The last section deals primarily with design and includes chapters on the design of physical processes, problems associated with solids circulation systems, design of catalytic reactors and design of noncatalytic reactors.
Tbe book wiI1 be attractive to teachers and students of chemical endneering and related disciplines because of the accessibility of information.
FLUIDIZATION ENGINEERING BY KUNII AND LEVENSPIEL PDF
Kigakinos The diagrams are drawn more boldly lveenspiel modern devices, such as shaded boxes, boxed equations and headings in the margin, are used. The academic background of Levenspiel shows in the levenspile approach of the book. Book review Fluidization Engineering Second D. User Review — Flag as inappropriate The book fluidization engineering is good book detailing all aspects in fluidization.
Fluidization Engineering (Second Edition)
Second D. Kunii and 0. Like most blurbs this should be taken with a pinch of salt. Sections have been shuffled, deleted and added, but a great deal of the original is still present. This does not detract from the value of the revision, and I am sure that anyone who has found the original useful would find the second edition well worth buying. Essentially a textbook on the design of fluidized beds for gas-solid reactions, it will be of use to the designer who is prepared to learn about fluidization, as well as students of the subject and lecturers: the original preface describes the problems in the book as distinct torture devices for students.