Chemical Engineering Volume 2 - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780750644457, 9780080490649

Chemical Engineering Volume 2

5th Edition

Authors: J H Harker J R Backhurst J.F. Richardson
eBook ISBN: 9780080490649
Paperback ISBN: 9780750644457
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 31st July 2002
Page Count: 1232
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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.

Key Features

  • A logical progression of chemical engineering concepts, volume 2 builds on fundamental principles contained in Chemical Engineering volume 1 and these volumes are fully cross-referenced
  • Reflects the growth in complexity and stature of chemical engineering over the last few years
  • Supported with further reading at the end of each chapter and graded problems at the end of the book


Chemical engineering students, postgraduate students, academics, professionals.

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.


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About the Author

J H Harker

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

J R Backhurst

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

J.F. Richardson

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Wales Swansea, UK

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