Ludwig's Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants

Ludwig's Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants

Volume 2: Distillation, Packed Towers, Petroleum Fractionation, Gas Processing and Dehydration

4th Edition - June 10, 2010

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  • Author: A. Kayode Coker, PhD
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750683661
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080942094

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The Fourth Edition of Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants Volume 2 builds upon the late Ernest E. Ludwig’s classic chemical engineering process design manual. Volume Two focuses on distillation and packed towers, and presents the methods and fundamentals of plant design along with supplemental mechanical and related data, nomographs, data charts and heuristics. The Fourth Edition is significantly expanded and updated, with new topics that ensure readers can analyze problems and find practical design methods and solutions to accomplish their process design objectives.

Key Features

  • A true application-driven book, providing clarity and easy access to essential process plant data and design information
  • Covers a complete range of basic day-to-day petrochemical operation topics
  • Extensively revised with new material on distillation process performance; complex-mixture fractionating, gas processing, dehydration, hydrocarbon absorption and stripping; enhanced distillation types


Chemical Engineers; petrochemical process engineers; industrial engineers

Table of Contents

  • Distillation Process Performance
    Petroleum, Complex-Mixture Fractionating, Gas Processing, Dehydration, Hydrocarbon Absorption and Stripping
    Enhanced Distillation Types
    Mechanical Designs for Tray Performance
    Packed Towers

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1008
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 2010
  • Published: June 10, 2010
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750683661
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080942094

About the Author

A. Kayode Coker, PhD

A. Kayode Coker, PhD
A. Kayode Coker PhD, is Engineering Consultant for AKC Technology, an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Wolverhampton, U.K., a former Engineering Coordinator at Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery Company (SASREF) and Chairman of the department of Chemical Engineering Technology at Jubail Industrial College, Saudi Arabia. He has been a chartered chemical engineer for more than 30 years. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, UK (C. Eng., FIChemE), and a senior member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). He holds a B.Sc. honors degree in Chemical Engineering, a Master of Science degree in Process Analysis and Development and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, all from Aston University, Birmingham, UK, and a Teacher’s Certificate in Education at the University of London, UK. He has directed and conducted short courses extremely throughout the world and has been a lecturer at the university level. His articles have been published in several international journals. He is an author of ten books in chemical and petroleum engineering, a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design, Vol. 61, and a certified train – the mentor trainer. A Technical Report Assessor and Interviewer for chartered chemical engineers (IChemE) in the UK. He is a member of the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, UK (IBC) as Leading Engineers of the World for 2008. Also, he is a member of International Who’s Who for ProfessionalsTM and Madison Who’s Who in the US.

Affiliations and Expertise

Engineering Coordinator, Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery Company, Saudi Arabia

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