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Analysis, Synthesis, and Design of Chemical Processes, Fourth Edition by Debangsu Bhattacharyya, Joseph A. Shaeiwitz, Wallace B. Whiting, Richard C. Bailie, Richard Turton

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Chapter 4. Chemical Product Design

What You Will Learn

• There is a difference between process design and product design.

• There is a strategy for chemical product design.

The subject of most of this book is chemical process design, the traditional capstone experience in chemical engineering curricula. For most of the history of chemical engineering, graduates have gone to work in chemical plants that manufacture commodity chemicals. Commodity chemicals are those manufactured by many companies in large quantities, usually in continuous processes like those illustrated in this textbook. There is little or no difference in commodity chemicals produced by different companies. The price for which a commodity chemical can be sold is essentially ...

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