Experimental Methods and Instrumentation for Chemical Engineers


  • Gregory Patience, Department of Chemical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada

Experimental Methods and Instrumentation for Chemical Engineers is a practical guide for research engineers and students, process engineers and, consultants, and others in the chemical engineering field. This unique book thoroughly describes experimental measurements and instrumentation in the contexts of pressure, temperature, fluid metering, chromatography, and more. Chapters on physico-chemical analysis and analysis of solids and powders are included as well.

Throughout the book, the author examines all aspects of engineering practice and research. The principles of unit operations, transport phenomena, and plant design form the basis of this discipline. Experimental Methods and Instrumentation for Chemical Engineers integrates these concepts with statistics and uncertainty analysis to define factors that are absolutely necessary to measure and control, how precisely, and how often.

Experimental Methods and Instrumentation for Chemical Engineers is divided into several themes, including the measurement of pressure, temperature flow rate, physico-chemical properties, gas and liquid concentrations and solids properties. Throughout the book, the concept of uncertainty is discussed in context, and the last chapter is dedicated to designing and experimental plan. The theory around the measurement principles is illustrated with examples. These examples include notions related to plant design as well as cost and safety.

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Researchers/academics in chemical engineering, industrial engineering, and product engineering and chemical engineers working in the chemical industry.


Book information

  • Published: April 2013
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53804-8


"He covers measurement and analysis, experimental planning, pressure, temperature, fluid metering, physicochemical analysis, gas and liquid concentration and analyzing solids and powders. Detailed example calculations are provided throughout to help students grasp the mechanics of solving problems, and to underline pitfalls in making these calculations."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Measurement and Analysis
Chapter 3: Experimental Planning
Chapter 4: Pressure
Chapter 5: Temperature
Chapter 6: Fluid Metering
Chapter 7: Physico-Chemical Analysis
Chapter 8: Chromatography
Chapter 9: Analysis of Solids and Powders