Breakthrough Directions in Chemical Reaction Engineering at the Intersection of Fundamental Research and Engineering Science Approaches
Chemical Engineering Journal
, E-ISSN: 1873-3212
Zagoruiko Andrey N.
Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk, Russia
Chemical reaction engineering has gradually evolved into a scientific discipline that studies the interaction of chemical reactions with numerous physical factors, such as heat and mass exchange, phase transfer, fluid dynamics etc., in chemical reactors of various scale and type. The methodology of this discipline is based on physical chemistry, catalysis, physics, mathematics, advanced computing and data processing technologies and other advanced areas of science and technology. Chemical reaction engineering is a general methodology for efficient tool for development, scale-up and optimization of chemical reactors and chemical processes. CRE covers a wide range of existing and future technologies for the petroleum and natural gas processing, metallurgy, chemical industry, energy manufacturing and storage, manufacturing of renewable feedstocks, environment protection and utilization of wastes, biotech and pharmaceutical industries.
The purpose of this VSI is to publish selected novel contributions across the entire innovative research range - from the fundamental foundations of the reaction engineering to applied developments for emerging applications. These contributions were selected from the proceedings of the XIV International Conference on Chemical Reactors ChemReactor-24, which was organized by Boreskov Institute of Catalysis of the Siberian Branch of the Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia together with Politecnico di Milano, Italy. The conference was traditionally held under the auspices of the European Federation of the Chemical Engineering. The conference took place during 12–17 September 2021. Though, all previous conferences were held in a usual format, the pandemia limitations forced us to make it the online event.
Despite complicated conditions, the conference brought together 251 researchers and engineers from 38 countries all over the world.
The conference was traditionally devoted to the fundamental aspects and practical application of the catalytic processes and chemical reactors, as well as to the development of the novel technologies.