Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
    • 1.1 Overview
    • 1.2 Units of Physical Quantities
    • 1.3 Writing Conventions
    • 1.4 Unit Conversion
    • 1.5 Metrology
    • 1.6 Industrial Quality Control
    • 1.7 Exercises
    • References
  • Chapter 2. Measurement and Analysis
    • 2.1 Overview
    • 2.2 Significant Figures
    • 2.3 Statistical Notions
    • 2.4 Instrumentation Concepts
    • 2.5 Representing Data Graphically
    • 2.6 Fast Fourier Transform (FFT)
    • 2.7 Exercises
    • References
  • Chapter 3. Experimental Planning
    • 3.1 Overview
    • 3.2 Data and Experiments
    • 3.3 Data Analysis
    • 3.4 Design of Experiments (DOE)
    • 3.5 Exercises
    • References
  • Chapter 4. Pressure
    • 4.1 Overview
    • 4.2 Units of Pressure
    • 4.3 Types of Pressure
    • 4.4 Pressure Measurement Instrumentation
    • 4.5 Process Equipment and Safety
    • 4.6 Exercises
    • References
  • Chapter 5. Temperature
    • 5.1 Overview
    • 5.2 Temperature Scales
    • 5.3 Mechanical Instruments
    • 5.4 Electrical Instruments
    • 5.5 Pyrometry
    • 5.6 Exercises
    • References
  • Chapter 6. Fluid Metering
    • 6.1 Overview
    • 6.2 Fluid Dynamics
    • 6.3 Flow Meter Selection
    • 6.4 Positive Displacement
    • 6.5 Differential Pressure
    • 6.6 Rotameters
    • 6.7 Thermal Mass Flow Meters
    • 6.8 Coriolis
    • 6.9 Inferential—Turbine
    • 6.10 Oscillatory—Vortex
    • 6.11 Flow Meters in an Industrial Setting
    • 6.12 Exercises
    • References
  • Chapter 7. Physicochemical Analysis
    • 7.1 Overview
    • 7.2 Thermal Conductivity
    • 7.3 Viscosity
    • 7.4 Binary Gas Diffusion
    • 7.5

Details

No. of pages:
416
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Electronic ISBN:
9780444538055
Print ISBN:
9780444538048

About the author

Gregory Patience

Gregory Patience joined the Department of Chemical Engineering of École Polytechnique de Montréal in 2004 after a fourteen year career in industry. Before joining academia, he held various research positions related to catalyst manufacture, process design, technical marketing and management with Du Pont de Nemours & Co. in the USA, Spain and Switzerland. Language fascinated him so after his M.Sc. at the University of Calgary he moved to Montreal and became proficient French while completing his Ph.D. at Polytechnique. Since then he mastered Spanish and then studied Italian while he lived in Geneva. He has consulted for major corporations - Total, Haldor-Topsøe, Arkema - and several start-ups that have resulted in a dozen patents. Together with 100 journal articles and book chapters, Professor Patience has presented his work at 100 conferences and developed courses on fluidization, reactor design, process design, and textiles manufacturing

Reviews

"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