Chemical Engineering Design

Principles, Practice and Economics of Plant and Process Design

By

  • Gavin Towler, Ph.D., Honeywell/UOP, Des Plaines, IL, USA
  • R K Sinnott, Previously of the University of Wales, Swansea, UK

‘‘Bottom line: For a holistic view of chemical engineering design, this book provides as much, if not more, than any other book available on the topic.’ Extract from Chemical Engineering Resources review. Chemical Engineering Design is a complete course text for students of chemical engineering. Written for the Senior Design Course, and also suitable for introduction to chemical engineering courses, it covers the basics of unit operations and the latest aspects of process design, equipment selection, plant and operating economics, safety and loss prevention. It is a textbook that students will want to keep through their undergraduate education and on into their professional lives.
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Audience

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering students (senior undergraduate year, plus appropriate for capstone design courses where taken, plus graduates) and lecturers/tutors; professionals in industry ¬– chemical process, biochemical, pharmaceutical, petrochemical sectors

 

Book information

  • Published: January 2012
  • Imprint: BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-096659-5

Reviews

"An essential support text for the traditional design product. ...Well written, it is easy to read and is superbly indexed"--Trans IChemE

 "Bottom line: For a holistic view of chemical engineering design, this book provides as much, if not more, than any other book available on the topic. Nearly every subject is accompanied by examples and new technologies are also addressed. In short, a complete, well-written and illustrated resource that is a pleasure to use."--From www.cheresources.com (Chemical Engineering Resources):

"Chemical Engineering Design is a complete text for students of chemical engineering. Written for the senior design course, and also suitable for introduction to chemical engineering courses, it covers the basics of unit operations and the latest aspects of process design, equipment selection, plant and operating economics, safety and loss prevention. It includes detailed worked examples, case studies, end-of-chapter exercises, plus supporting data, spreadsheet calculations and equipment specification sheets for downloading."--Chemical Engineering Progress

"The book was originally written by British chemical engineer Sinnott as Volume Six of the Chemical Engineering series edited by Coulson and Richardson. It was intended as a stand-alone design textbook for undergraduate design projects that would supplement the other volumes, so it was no long stretch to publish it separately in 2008. Towler (chemical engineering, Northwestern U., Illinois) helped update and revise it, and integrated US laws, codes, and standards into it. This second edition takes account of comments about strengths and weaknesses by students and instructors. It also is rearranged to fit a typical two-course senior design sequence better, focusing first on process design then on plant design."--Reference and Research Book News, Inc.




Table of Contents

Part I: Process Design

Chapter 1 Introduction to Design

Chapter 2 Process Flowsheet Development

Chapter 3 Utilities and Energy Efficient Design

Chapter 4 Process Simulation

Chapter 5 Instrumentation and Process Control

Chapter 6 Materials of Construction

Chapter 7 Capital Cost Estimating

Chapter 8 Estimating Revenues and Production Costs

Chapter 9 Economic Evaluation of Projects

Chapter 10 Safety and Loss Prevention

Chapter 11 General Site Considerations

Chapter 12 Optimization in Design

Part II: Plant Design

Chapter 13 Equipment Selection, Specification and Design

Chapter 14 Design of Pressure Vessels

Chapter 15 Design of Reactors and Mixers

Chapter 16 Separation of Fluids

Chapter 17 Separation Columns (Distillation, Absorption and Extraction)

Chapter 18 Specification and Design of Solids-Handling Equipment

Chapter 19 Heat Transfer Equipment

Chapter 20 Transport and Storage of Fluids