Practical Guides in Chemical Engineering

1st Edition - January 1, 2019

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  • Authors: Jonathan Worstell, Carla Peralta
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128132258

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Distillation: Practical Guides in Chemical Engineering is a volume in the Practical Guides in Chemical Engineering series by Jon Worstell. This volume provides a focused introduction on the main topics of interest for engineering professionals in chemical process industries. This ‘pocket publications’ can be easily carried by professional engineers or accessed electronically. Each text is highly practical and applied, presenting first principles for engineers who need to get up to speed fast in a new area. The focused facts provided in each guide will help you converse with experts in the field, attempt your own initial troubleshooting, check calculations and solve rudimentary problems.

Key Features

  • Includes practical, concise information on the basics of distillation
  • Provides industry examples to help you solve real world problems
  • Features single subject volumes that provide key facts for chemical engineering professionals


Practicing chemical engineers who need an overview of distillation in order to fulfill their professional obligations more fully

Table of Contents

  • 1. Brief History of Distillation
    2. Thermodynamic Foundations of Distillation
    3. Graphical Methods for Designing Distillation Columns
    4. "Short-cut" Methods for Designing Distillation Columns
    5. Distillation Column Design Using Computer Simulations

Product details

  • No. of pages: 150
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2029
  • Published: January 1, 2019
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128132258

About the Authors

Jonathan Worstell

Jonathan Worstell
Jonathan Worstell earned his Physics degree from Northwestern University then switched to the chemical sciences, earning an MS in Chemistry from Ball State University and a PhD in Applied Chemistry from Colorado School of Mines. Dr. Worstell worked at Eli Lilly and Company and Northwestern University Medical School prior to starting a thirty year career in the petrochemical industry. After retiring from the petrochemical industry, he began an academic career at University of Houston where he teaches senior level chemical engineering courses. Dr. Worstell also consults with several global petrochemical companies.

Affiliations and Expertise

Shell Chemical Company, Houston, TX, USA

Carla Peralta

Carla is an early career researcher who has worked for BASF and the University of Houston. Her experience is in: -Identifying solutions to technical challenges for product transfer -Estimating production rate and capital expenditure -Preparing sites for presentation to employees and management

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Houston, TX, USA

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