Ludwig's Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants

4th Edition

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

Print ISBN: 9780750683661
eBook ISBN: 9780080942094
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 10th June 2010
Page Count: 1008
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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


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"Each chapter provides high-level nuggets of background information supported by reference charts and easy-to-follow examples…. As an arsenal of distillation design and problem-solving tools, this edition is a recommended reference manual for practicing engineers, and a good resource for new graduates entering the industry." --CEP

"The book serves as an excellent resource for distillation unit operations that are crucial to the gas-processing, chemical and petrochemical industries." --Chemical Engineering