Multiscale Modeling for Process Safety Applications

Multiscale Modeling for Process Safety Applications

1st Edition - November 29, 2015

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  • Authors: Arnab Chakrabarty, Sam Mannan, Tahir Cagin
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123972835
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123969750

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Multiscale Modeling for Process Safety Applications is a new reference demonstrating the implementation of multiscale modeling techniques on process safety applications. It is a valuable resource for readers interested in theoretical simulations and/or computer simulations of hazardous scenarios. As multi-scale modeling is a computational technique for solving problems involving multiple scales, such as how a flammable vapor cloud might behave if ignited, this book provides information on the fundamental topics of toxic, fire, and air explosion modeling, as well as modeling jet and pool fires using computational fluid dynamics. The book goes on to cover nanomaterial toxicity, QPSR analysis on relation of chemical structure to flash point, molecular structure and burning velocity, first principle studies of reactive chemicals, water and air reactive chemicals, and dust explosions. Chemical and process safety professionals, as well as faculty and graduate researchers, will benefit from the detailed coverage provided in this book.

Key Features

  • Provides the only comprehensive source addressing the use of multiscale modeling in the context of process safety
  • Bridges multiscale modeling with process safety, enabling the reader to understand mapping between problem detail and effective usage of resources
  • Presents an overall picture of addressing safety problems in all levels of modeling and the latest approaches to each in the field
  • Features worked out examples, case studies, and a question bank to aid understanding and involvement for the reader


Chemical and Process Safety professionals, faculty and graduate researchers.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Process Safety
    3. Molecular Modeling in Process Safety
    4. CFD in Process Safety
    5. Finite Elements and Process Simulation in Process Safety
    6. Equipment Failure
    7. Inherently Safer Design
    8. Industrial Hygiene and Toxicological Issues
    9. Conclusion
    10. Exercises

Product details

  • No. of pages: 444
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2015
  • Published: November 29, 2015
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123972835
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123969750

About the Authors

Arnab Chakrabarty

Arnab Chakrabarty is a Consultant at Process Systems Enterprise. Previously he has worked as a Process Technology Engineer at MEMC Electronic Materials and as a Project Consultant/Scientist, for Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants, Inc.

Affiliations and Expertise

PSE, Process Systems Enterprise

Sam Mannan

M. Sam Mannan†, PhD, PE, CSP, was a chemical engineering professor and director of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M University. He was an internationally recognized expert on process safety and risk assessment. His research interests included hazard assessment and risk analysis, flammable and toxic gas cloud dispersion modeling, inherently safer design, reactive chemicals and run¬away reactions, aerosols, and abnormal situation management.

Affiliations and Expertise

Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA

Tahir Cagin

Tahir Cagin is a Professor at Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University , College Station, TX, USA

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