Chemical Engineering Volume 2


  • J H Harker, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • J R Backhurst, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • J.F. Richardson, University of Wales Swansea, UK

Chemical Engineering Volume 2 covers the properties of particulate systems, including the character of individual particles and their behaviour in fluids. Sedimentation of particles, both singly and at high concentrations, flow in packed and fluidised beads and filtration are then examined.The latter part of the book deals with separation processes, such as distillation and gas absorption, which illustrate applications of the fundamental principles of mass transfer introduced in Chemical Engineering Volume 1. In conclusion, several techniques of growing importance - adsorption, ion exchange, chromatographic and membrane separations, and process intensification - are described.
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Chemical engineering students, postgraduate students, academics, professionals.


Book information

  • Published: July 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-4445-7

Table of Contents

Prefaces; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Particulate Solids; Particle size reduction and enlargement; Motion of particles in a fluid; Flow of fluids through granular beds and packed columns; Sedimentation; Fluidisation; Liquid filtration; Membrane separation processes; Centrifugal separations; Leaching; Distillation; Absorption of gases; Liquid-liquid extraction; Evaporation; Crystallisation; Drying; Adsorption; Ion Exchange; Chromatographic separations; Product design and process intensification; Appendices; Problems; Index.