Chemical Process Equipment

Selection and Design

By

  • James R. Couper, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA
  • James R. Couper, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA
  • W. Roy Penney, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA
  • James R. Fair, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemical Engineering, UT Austin, USA
  • W. Roy Penney, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA
  • Stanley M. Walas
  • James R. Fair, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemical Engineering, UT Austin, USA
  • Stanley M. Walas

Comprehensive and practical guide to the selection and design of a wide range of chemical process equipment. Emphasis is placed on real-world process design and performance of equipment. Provides examples of successful applications, with numerous drawings, graphs, and tables to show the functioning and performance of the equipment. Equipment rating forms and manufacturers' questionnaires are collected to illustrate the data essential to process design. Includes a chapter on equipment cost and addresses economic concerns.
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Audience

Practicing chemical engineers (e.g., process engineer, design engineer) in chemical, petroleum, pharmaceutical, and plastics industries as well as consulting engineers and company librariesSECONDARY MARKET: University and polytechnic (dept. of chemical engineering and continuing ed. dept.) courses (process design or design), and school libraries

 

Book information

  • Published: December 2004
  • Imprint: GULF PROFESSIONAL PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7510-9

Reviews

“...chemical engineers working on smaller-volume products made by batch/semibatch processes should have this encyclopedic volume on their bookshelves alongside Perry’s Chemical Engineer’s Handbook...an extremely useful summary of rules of thumb is given” — Organic Process Research and Development Journal 2005 “This is an excellent book that can serve as the text for an undergraduate course in plant design. It will also be very useful as a sourcebook for process-design engineers that work for smaller companies that do not have their own process equipment design standards. The new authors have done an outstanding job in updating and expanding the original book by Professor Walas” — Chemical Engineering, March 2006



Contents

List of Examples; Rules of Thumb; Introduction; Flowsheets; Process Control; Drivers for Moving Equipment; Transfer of Solids; Flow of Fluids; Fluid Transport Equipment; Heat Transfer and Heat Exchangers; Dryers and Cooling Towers; Mixing and Agitation; Solid-Liquid Separation; Disintegration, Agglomeration, and Size Separation of Particulate Solids; Distillation and Gas Absorption; Extraction and Leaching; Adsorption and Ion Exchange; Crystallization from Solutions and Melts; Chemical Reactors; Process Vessels; Other Topics, Costs of Individual Equipment; Appendices; Index