Publisher description for Numerical techniques for chemical and biological engineers using MATLAB : a simple bifurcation approach / Said Elnashaie, Frank Uhlig, with the assistance of Chadia Affane.

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This is a textbook for undergraduate students of chemical and biologicalengineering. It is also useful for graduate students and professional engineers and numerical analysts. All reactive chemical and biological processes are highly nonlinear allowing for multiple steady states. This book addresses the bifurcation characteristics of chemical and biological processes as the general case and treats systems with a unique steady state as special cases. It uses a system approach which is the most efficient for knowledge organization and transfer. The book develops mathematical models for many commercial processes utilizing the mass-, momentum-, and heat-balance equations coupled to the rates of the processes that take place within the boundaries of the system. The models are solved numerically through MATLAB codes with emphasis on the design and optimization of the chemical and biological industrial equipment and plants, such as single and batteries of CSTRs, porous and nonporous catalyst pellets and their effectiveness factors, tubular catalytic and noncatalytic reactors, fluidized bed catalytic reactors, coupled fluidized beds such as reactor-regenerator systems (industrial fluid catalytic cracking units),fluidized bed reformers for producing hydrogen or syngas, fermenters for fuel ethanol, simulation of the brain acetylcholine neurocycle, anaerobic digesters,co- and countercurrent absorption columns, and many more. The book also includes verification against industrial data. The book's CD contains nearly 100 MATLAB programs which are meant to teach the readers how to solve a variety of important chemical and biological engineering problems. The algorithms include solving transcendental and algebraic equations, with and without bifurcation; as well as initial and boundary value ordinary differential equations.Said Elnashaie is Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia. Frank Uhlig is Professor of Mathematics at Auburn University. Chadia Affane is a PH.D. candidate in Applied Mathematics at Auburn with a Chemical Engineering.The active interaction of these authors has brought about this new and modern interdisciplinary book.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Numerical analysis -- Data processing.