Photocatalytic Reaction Engineering


Hugo I. de Lasa, Benito Serrano, Miguel Salaices

188p./90 illustrations/Hardcover/2005 / 978-0-387-23450-0


This comprehensive work provides the reader with a powerful resource for the design, development, and performance

evaluation of photocatalytic reactors. The focus is on the chemical reaction engineering aspects of heterogeneous

photocatalysis, with special attention given to kinetic modelling, reactor irradiation, reactor design of photochemical

reactors, and practical applications of pollutant conversion in water and air. This book should be used as a reference for a

graduate course in photocatalysis, though it will also be of value to undergraduate students, researchers, environmental

consultants or advisors, environmental auditors, engineers, technicians, scientists, governmental agencies, and

environmental agencies or institutions interested in photocatalysis. The book is a great guide to understanding the

principles and applications of photocatalysis.


Table of Contents:

1. Establishing Photocatalytic Kinetic Rate Equations: Basic Principles and Parameters

2. Novel Photocatalytic Reactors for Water and Air Treatment

3. Photocatalysts, Radiation Sources and Auxiliary Equipment for Photocatalysis

4. The Irradiation Field in Photocatalytic Reactors

5. Kinetic Modeling of the Photocatalytic Reaction Network: The Parallel-Series Approximation

6. The Energy Efficiency Factors in Photocatalytic Processes

7. Water Decontamination of Organic Species: Modeling Reaction and Adsorption Processes

8. Photocatalytic Degradation of Airborne Pollutants

9. Advances and Perspectives for Photocatalysis


Chemical Reactor Technology for Environmentally

Safe Reactors and Products

Edited by: 

Hugo I. de Lasa, Faculty of Engineering Science, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

G. Dogu, Gazi University, Maltepe, Ankara, Turkey 

A. Ravella, Imperial Oil Ltd., Research Dept. Sarnia, Ont., Canada 

632p./Hardcover/Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht/1993/0-7923-2032-8



Chemical reactor engineering, as a discipline, has a central role to play in helping with the development of adequate

strategies and technologies that can deal effectively with the concerns of today's society, which are increasingly

becoming attuned to the environment. The current challenge is how to adapt present processes and products to meet

more rigorous environmental standards. Chemical Reactor Technology for Environmentally Safe Reactors and Products

addresses these issues in three parts: I -- Fuels of the Future and Changing Fuel Needs; II -- Alternative Sources; III

-- Emission Control, Chemical Reactor Safety and Engineering. Attention is also paid, throughout the text, to the

fundamental technological aspects of reactor engineering and to possible strategies for bridging knowledge gaps. 


Contents and Contributors:

Preface; H.I. de Lasa. 


I: Fuels of the Future and Changing Fuel Needs. How should Environmentally Benign Gasolines be


A.Ravella. Oxygenates as Gasoline Blending Components; G.L. Harting, H. Shannon. Engineering of Fluidized Catalytic

Crackers; D. King. Scientific Aspects of Novel Catalysts for FCC; A.W. Peters, W-C Cheng, T.G. Roberie. Novel

Techniques for FCC Catalyst Selection and Kinetic Modelling; H.I. de Lasa, D.W. Kraemer. Mixing Patterns in a Novel

Riser Simulator; A. Pekediz, D.W. Kramer, J. Chabot, H.I. de Lasa. Chemical Aspects of Clean Fuels Production; P.H.

Schipper, A.V. Sapre, Q.N. Le.


II: Alternative Sources.

Evaluation of Direct Methane Conversion Processes; J.C.W. Kuo. Engineering Aspects of the Conversion of Natural

Gas into Middle Distillates; M.M.G. Senden, S.T. Sie, M.F.M. Post, J. Ansorge. Steam Reforming Opportunities and

Limits of the Technology; J. Rostrup-Nielsen, I. Dybkjaer, L.J. Christiansen. Oxidative Coupling of Methane for the

Utilization of Natural Gas; M. Baerns. Dysprosium Oxide for Oxidative Coupling of Methane; O. Altin, I. Onal, T. Dogu,

J.B. Butt. Ultrapyrolysis of Heavy Oils: Reaction Kinetics and Reactor Technology; F. Berruti, L.A. Behie. Bubble

Column Reactors: Some Recent Developments; M.P. Dudukovic, N. Devanathan. Strategies for Low Emissions from

Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers; F. Berruti, R. Wong. Kinetic Modeling of Complex Processes. Thermal Cracking and

Catalytic Hydrocracking; G.F. Froment. Engineering of Hydrotreating Processes; P. Trambouze.


III: Emission Control, Chemical Reactor Safety and Engineering.

Thermal Sensitivity and Runaway in Chemical Reacting Systems; G. Cao, M. Morbidelli, A. Varma. Kinetics of Capture of

Sulfur Dioxide and Applications to Flue Gas Desulfurization; G. Dogu, T. Dogu. Removal of SO2 with Lime Slurry in a

Spray Dryer; G. Dogu, G. Olmez, T. Dogu.Engineering Aspects of Recirculating Fluidised Bed Combustion; C.

Brereton, J.R. Grace, C.J. Lim, J. Zhu. Application of a Monte Carlo Method to the Solid Flow Pattern Visualization in

CFB; B.P.A. Grandjean, J. Chaouki. Modelling Catalytic Monoliths for Automobile Emission Control; J.P. Leclerc, D.

Schweich. Photocatalytic Processes for Destruction of Organic Water Contaminants; E. Pelizzetti, C. Minero, E.

Pramauro. Heterogeneous Photocatalytic Degradation of the Cationic Surfactants Cetyldimethylbenzylammonium

Chloride and Cetylpyridinium Chloride; I. Poulios, A. Avranas. Progress in the Development of Chlorofluorcarbon (CFC)

Alternatives; J.J. Lerou, L.E. Manzer.Index.