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A Practical Approach to Chemical Engineering for Non-Chemical Engineers - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128239001

A Practical Approach to Chemical Engineering for Non-Chemical Engineers

1st Edition

Author: Moe Toghraei
Paperback ISBN: 9780128239001
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st August 2021
Page Count: 462
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A Practical Approach to Chemical Engineering for Non-Chemical Engineers is aimed for people who are dealing with chemical engineers or are involved in chemical processing plants and who are struggling with understanding concepts and jargons. The book demystifies the 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, who are dealing with chemical engineers in their workplace, will gain a deeper understanding of what chemical engineers say and what they ask for. The book is also useful for engineering students who plan to get into chemical engineering as they will gain a better practical understanding of what chemical engineering is about.

Key Features

  • Includes 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


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About the Author

Moe Toghraei

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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