Industrial Chemical Process Analysis and Design

Industrial Chemical Process Analysis and Design

1st Edition - July 2, 2016

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  • Author: Mariano Martín Martín
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081012338
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081010938

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Industrial Chemical Process Analysis and Design uses chemical engineering principles to explain the transformation of basic raw materials into major chemical products. The book discusses traditional processes to create products like nitric acid, sulphuric acid, ammonia, and methanol, as well as more novel products like bioethanol and biodiesel. Historical perspectives show how current chemical processes have developed over years or even decades to improve their yields, from the discovery of the chemical reaction or physico-chemical principle to the industrial process needed to yield commercial quantities. Starting with an introduction to process design, optimization, and safety, Martin then provides stand-alone chapters—in a case study fashion—for commercially important chemical production processes. Computational software tools like MATLAB®, Excel, and Chemcad are used throughout to aid process analysis.

Key Features

  • Integrates principles of chemical engineering, unit operations, and chemical reactor engineering to understand process synthesis and analysis
  • Combines traditional computation and modern software tools to compare different solutions for the same problem
  • Includes historical perspectives and traces the improving efficiencies of commercially important chemical production processes
  • Features worked examples and end-of-chapter problems with solutions to show the application of concepts discussed in the text


Chemical engineers looking for foundational content on unit operations and industrial- scale processing of chemicals, senior and grad students studying chemical process design

Table of Contents

  • 1.- Introduction: Historical view of the evolution of the chemical Industry

    2.-Principles of process design

    2.1.-Process Engineering

    2.2.-Process design principles


    2.4.-Mass and energy balances review

    2.5.-Process optimization and control

    2.6.-Process safety

    2.7.-Sustainability in process design



    3.- Air


    3.2.-Air separation

    3.3.-Atmospheric contamination

    3.4.-Humid air


    3.6.- References



    4.2.-Water as a raw material

    4.3.-Water – energy link


    4.5.- References

    5.-Synthesis gases

    5.1.-Introduction. Sources of carbon: Natural gas, Crude oil and Coal

    5.2.-Gas production. A) Hydrogen production. B) H2 CO mixtures. C) H2 N2 mixtures. Gasification, reforming, partial oxidation

    5.3.-Syn gas purification. CO2 capture, H2S removal, (Claus process). Methanation



    5.6.- References

    6.-Nitric acid



    6.3.-Emissions control


    6.5.- References

    7.- Sulfuric acid

    7.1.-Introduction: History of Sulfuric acid

    7.2.-Pyrite roasting

    7.3.-Sulfuric acid production


    7.5.- References


    8.1.-Biomass types to fuels and energy: Grain, Lignocellulosic biomass, seeds, algae.

    8.2.-Biomass processing to sugars, oil and syngas

    8.3.-Product purification

    8.4.-Power production


    8.6.- References

Product details

  • No. of pages: 494
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2016
  • Published: July 2, 2016
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081012338
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081010938

About the Author

Mariano Martín Martín

Mariano Martín Martín

Dr. Mariano Martín is currently Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Salamanca, and certified as Associate Professor by the Spanish Quality agency.

Dr. Martín received his BSc and MSc in Chemical Engineering at the University of Salamanca in 2003 where his final degree project received the Accesit Mapfre Award. He obtained a FPU Predoctoral Fellowship from the Ministry of Science,Spain, to develop further understanding on the mass transfer mechanisms from bubbles in gas – liquid contact equipment. He graduated in 2008 with honors and was recipient of the Outstanding PhD award from the University of Salamanca.

Dr. Martín joined Procter and Gamble, Newcastle Technical Centre, for a postdoctoral appointment at Modeling and Simulation dealing with complex chemical reactors. For this work Dr. Martín received the P&G award for his contributions to modeling and simulation within P&G. After more than a year he decided to accept a Fulbright postdoctoral position at Carnegie Mellon University to work on the design of optimal biofuel production processes under the supervision of Prof. Grossmann. Almost two years later a position was opened at the level of Assistant Professor at his Hometown University of Salamanca which he holds today. Dr. Martín acts as International Mobility Coordinator for the Chemical Engineering degree and Head of the Master Studies in Chemical Engineering.

Dr. Martin is Subject Editor of Latin American Applied Research, Journal of Advanced Chemical Engineering, Frontiers in Energy and Process Engineering and Energy Research Journal in addition to serving as referee of numerous chemical engineering journals and evaluator of national and international research proposals.

His research field lies in the topic of bioprocesses modeling, simulation and optimization. As a result of his research, Prof. Martín is co-author of 55 papers in peer reviewed international Journals and 16 book chapters. He has also presented 51 papers in international conferences, given seminars and workshops at industrial and academic institutions worldwide, prepared international teaching material (CACHE design case studies ) and edited “Introduction to software for Chemical Engineers”. He has been visiting Professor at the University of Leeds, University of Birmingham in the UK, University of Maribor (Slovenia), and University of Concepción (Chile). He has co-advised an honors degree project at CMU, which received two awards, and advised on five final degree projects at the University of Salamanca and 25 MSc in USAL, of which four were awarded TCUE fellowships.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Salamanca, Spain

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  • Paula P. Mon Mar 12 2018

    This book is useful, I

    This book is useful, I learnt so much with all those examples and exercises.