New Journal at De Gruyter!
Ed. by de Lasa, Hugo / Xu, Charles
1 Issue per year
Increased IMPACT FACTOR 2011: 0.790
Volume 11 (2013)
Volume 10 (2012)
Volume 9 (2011)
Volume 8 (2010)
Volume 7 (2009)
Volume 6 (2008)
Volume 5 (2007)
Volume 4 (2006)
Volume 3 (2005)
Volume 2 (2004)
Volume 1 (2002)
Most Downloaded Articles
- Micro- and Macromechanics of Hopper Discharge of Ultrafine Cohesive Powder by Tomas, Jürgen and Kache, Guido
- Effect of Chitosan Addition on NiMo/Al2O3 Catalysts for Dibenzothiophene Hydrodesulfurization by Ríos-Caloch, Guillermina/ Santes, Víctor/ Escobar, José/ Valle-Orta, Maiby/ Barrera, María C. and Hernández-Barrera, Melissa
- Fischer Tropsch Synthesis: The Promoter Effects, Operating Conditions, and Reactor Synthesis by Sarkari, Majid/ Fazlollahi, Farhad and Atashi, Hossein
- A Trickle Fixed-Bed Recycle Reactor Model for the Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis by Brunner, Kyle M./ Duncan, Joshua C./ Harrison, Luke D./ Pratt, Kyle E./ Peguin, Robson P. S./ Bartholomew, Calvin H. and Hecker, William C.
- A Comprehensive Review of Just Suspended Speed in Liquid-Solid and Gas-Liquid-Solid Stirred Tank Reactors by Jafari, Rouzbeh/ Chaouki, Jamal and Tanguy, Philippe A.
Critical Analysis of Kinetic Modeling Procedures
1Universida de Federal do Rio de Janeiro, email@example.com
2Universidade Federal da Bahia, firstname.lastname@example.org
3Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, email@example.com
4Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, firstname.lastname@example.org
5Universidade Federal da Bahia, email@example.com
6Universidade Federal da Bahia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Citation Information: International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering. Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages –, ISSN (Online) 1542-6580, DOI: 10.2202/1542-6580.2796, September 2011
- Published Online:
In this work, issues related to the mathematical modeling and statistical analyses of kinetic data are discussed. Firstly, problems related to the combinatorial explosion of the number of plausible kinetic models are analyzed, when complex reaction mechanisms are taken into consideration and distinct rate determining steps are assumed. Although modeling procedures based on rate-determining steps can lead to oversimplification of kinetic models, these procedures are still very popular because the existence of multiple rate-determining steps usually renders the analytical derivation of kinetic rate expressions impossible. However, if the derived kinetic models are too simple, one can face serious difficulties to fit the proposed models to available experimental data. Secondly, problems related to the statistical analyses of experimental data are discussed. Particularly, very often statistical tools are used even when some of the fundamental assumptions required for their validity are violated. For this reason, the fundamental grounds that support some of the most popular statistical tools are discussed in the framework of the kinetic analysis.