Moran's Dictionary of Chemical Engineering Practice

Moran's Dictionary of Chemical Engineering Practice

1st Edition - November 1, 2022

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  • Author: Sean Moran
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128195994

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Moran’s Dictionary of Chemical Engineering Practice is the most comprehensive guide to the jargon of the chemical engineering profession. It defines and where necessary disambiguates more than 10,000 terms, and includes short discussions of the various meanings of the most contested terms. Written by a highly experienced practitioner, and drawing on the input of over two hundred other chemical engineering practitioners, it represents the most complete, current consensus on the language of chemical engineering.

Key Features

  • Defines key words and phrases as used by professional chemical engineers
  • Explains sector-specific differences in terminology
  • Illustrates high-resolution photographs and real engineering drawings to explain complex words
  • References key codes and standards


Academics, graduates and practitioners switching sector or job related in chemical engineering disciplines

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    Further Reading

Product details

  • No. of pages: 412
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: November 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128195994

About the Author

Sean Moran

Sean Moran
Doctor Moran is a chemical engineer, chartered engineer, chartered waste and environment manager with almost thirty years’ experience in process design, commissioning and troubleshooting. He started his career with international process engineering contractors and worked worldwide on water treatment projects before setting up his own consultancy in 1996, specializing in process and hydraulic design, commissioning and troubleshooting of industrial effluent and water treatment plants. Sean was until 2015 an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham, where he coordinated the design teaching program for chemical engineering students. He has now returned to engineering practice, specializing in forensic engineering in commercial disputes centering on plant design issues

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Chemical/Environmental Engineering, ExxonMobil Teaching Fellow, University of Nottingham, UK

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  • Dr F. Wed May 25 2022

    An excellent source of information for all who have exposure to chemical engineering

    Professor Moran has undertaken an enormous task: to explain all chemical engineering terminology and acronyms. Of course several members of chemical engineering community were able to provide some (quite limited) help, but the bulk of the task was on his shoulders. This book is a necessary addition to a bookshelf for all who in their daily work contact chemical engineers, also it would be very useful to chemical engineers themselves as a quick reference guide. Last, but not the least it is a necessary handbook for chemical engineering students. The quality of the dictionary is excellent and it fills the long-existing gap in the corpus of chemical engineering handbooks