A Practical Approach to Chemical Engineering for Non-Chemical Engineers

A Practical Approach to Chemical Engineering for Non-Chemical Engineers

1st Edition - September 19, 2021

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  • Author: Moe Toghraei
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128239001
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128242155

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A Practical Approach to Chemical Engineering for Non-Chemical Engineers is aimed at people who are dealing with chemical engineers or those who are involved in chemical processing plants. The book demystifies complicated chemical engineering concepts through daily life examples and analogies. It contains many illustrations and tables that facilitate quick and in-depth understanding of the concepts handled in the book. By studying this book, practicing engineers (non-chemical), professionals, technicians and other skilled workers will gain a deeper understanding of what chemical engineers say and ask for. The book is also useful for engineering students who plan to get into chemical engineering and want to know more on the topic and any related jargon.

Key Features

  • Provides numerous graphs, images, sketches, tables, help better understanding of concepts in a visual way
  • Describes complicated chemical engineering concepts by daily life examples and analogies, rather than by formula
  • Includes a virtual tour of an imaginary process plant
  • Explains the majority of units in chemical engineering


Practicing engineers, professionals, and technicians collaborating with chemical engineers in their daily workspace. Students in engineering who wanted to get into chemical engineering program at universities

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: Chemical Engineering and Process Industries
    1. Process Industry Elements: Equipment and Pipes
    2. Process Industry Elements: Utilities
    3. Process Industry Elements: Instrumentation and Control

    Part 2: Chemical Engineers' toolbox
    4. Discipline Deliverables
    5. Standards and Codes
    6. Concepts of materials
    7. Principles of Material Change
    8. Concepts of Equipment and Pipes

    Part 3: Unit Operations and process units
    9. Common Principles of Conversions
    10. Unit Operations: Mechanical Separations
    11. Unit Operations: Mass transfer-based separations
    12. Process Units: Reactions
    13. Unit Operations: Dealing with discrete form of materials
    14. Process Plant Design

    Part 4: Chemical engineering activities as a social action
    15. Risk Management
    16. Economical aspects
    17. Health Requirements
    18. Safety Requirements of Plants
    19. Environment Concerns
    20. Material of Construction and Corrosion

    Appendices: Brief explanation of chemical engineering courses
    1. Fluid Mechanic
    2. Heat Transfer
    3. Mass Transfer
    4. Thermodynamics

Product details

  • No. of pages: 652
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: September 19, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128239001
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128242155

About the Author

Moe Toghraei

Moe Toghraei, M.Sc., P.Eng. is Process Engineer who has more than 25 years' experience in chemical engineering, and more than 20 years' experience in teaching. He has in-depth knowledge in project management skills including, man-hour estimation, budgeting, scheduling, and planning. Currently he is an independent Project/Process Engineer. Up to 2011 he was Lead Engineer with CH2M and Jacobs, Calgary, Alberta, Lead Process Specialist with Worley Parsons; Calgary, Alberta. He authored the book “Piping and instrumentation diagram development” published with Wiley-AIChE in 2019. He developed and instructed in-class training courses on “Water treatment in the oil industry”, “De-Oiling: Oil Removal From Water”, “P&ID: Reading & Interpretation”, “Practical Process Control: A P&ID Approach”, “Pressure Safety Valves”, and online training courses on “Process Engineering for Control Practitioners", “Process Engineering for Control Practitioners", “Chemical Engineering for non-chemical engineers”.

Affiliations and Expertise

Independent Project/Process Engineer

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