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Analysis, Synthesis, and Design of Chemical Processes, Third Edition

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The Leading Integrated Chemical Process Design Guide: Now with New Problems, New Projects, and More

More than ever, effective design is the focal point of sound chemical engineering. Analysis, Synthesis, and Design of Chemical Processes, Third Edition, presents design as a creative process that integrates both the big picture and the small details—and knows which to stress when, and why. Realistic from start to finish, this book moves readers beyond classroom exercises into open-ended, real-world process problem solving. The authors introduce integrated techniques for every facet of the discipline, from finance to operations, new plant design to existing process optimization.

This fully updated Third Edition presents entirely new problems at the end of every chapter. It also adds extensive coverage of batch process design, including realistic examples of equipment sizing for batch sequencing; batch scheduling for multi-product plants; improving production via intermediate storage and parallel equipment; and new optimization techniques specifically for batch processes.

Coverage includes

  • Conceptualizing and analyzing chemical processes: flow diagrams, tracing, process conditions, and more

  • Chemical process economics: analyzing capital and manufacturing costs, and predicting or assessing profitability

  • Synthesizing and optimizing chemical processing: experience-based principles, BFD/PFD, simulations, and more

  • Analyzing process performance via I/O models, performance curves, and other tools

  • Process troubleshooting and “debottlenecking”

  • Chemical engineering design and society: ethics, professionalism, health, safety, and new “green engineering” techniques

  • Participating successfully in chemical engineering design teams

Analysis, Synthesis, and Design of Chemical Processes, Third Edition, draws on nearly 35 years of innovative chemical engineering instruction at West Virginia University. It includes suggested curricula for both single-semester and year-long design courses; case studies and design projects with practical applications; and appendixes with current equipment cost data and preliminary design information for eleven chemical processes—including seven brand new to this edition.

About the CD-ROM
The CD-ROM contains the latest version of CAPCOST, a powerful tool for evaluating fixed capital investment, full process economics, and profitability—now expanded with cost data for conveyors, crystallizers, dryers, dust collectors, filters, mixers, reactors, and screens. It also contains the HENSAD tool for constructing temperature interval, cascade, and temperature enthalpy diagrams; estimating optimal approach temperatures; and designing heat exchanger networks. Also provided: additional chapters on outcomes assessment, written and oral communications, and a written report case study, as well as six complete student design projects.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Contents
  4. Material on the CD-ROM
  5. Preface
  6. About the Authors
  7. List of Nomenclature
  8. Section 1 Conceptualization and Analysis of Chemical Processes
    1. Chapter 1 Diagrams for Understanding Chemical Processes
    2. Chapter 2 The Structure and Synthesis of Process Flow Diagrams
    3. Chapter 3 Batch Processing
    4. Chapter 4 Chemical Product Design
    5. Chapter 5 Tracing Chemicals through the Process Flow Diagram
    6. Chapter 6 Understanding Process Conditions
  9. Section 2 Engineering Economic Analysis of Chemical Processes
    1. Chapter 7 Estimation of Capital Costs
    2. Chapter 8 Estimation of Manufacturing Costs
    3. Chapter 9 Engineering Economic Analysis
    4. Chapter 10 Profitability Analysis
  10. Section 3 Synthesis and Optimization of Chemical Processes
    1. Chapter 11 Utilizing Experience-Based Principles to Confirm the Suitability of a Process Design
    2. Chapter 12 Synthesis of the PFD from the Generic BFD
    3. Chapter 13 Synthesis of a Process Using a Simulator and Simulator Troubleshooting
    4. Chapter 14 Process Optimization
    5. Chapter 15 Pinch Technology
  11. Section 4 Analysis of Process Performance
    1. Chapter 16 Process Input/Output Models
    2. Chapter 17 Tools for Evaluating Process Performance
    3. Chapter 18 Performance Curves for Individual Unit Operations
    4. Chapter 19 Performance of Multiple Unit Operations
    5. Chapter 20 Reactor Performance
    6. Chapter 21 Regulating Process Conditions
    7. Chapter 22 Process Troubleshooting and Debottlenecking
  12. Section 5 The Impact of Chemical Engineering Design on Society
    1. Chapter 23 Ethics and Professionalism
    2. Chapter 24 Health, Safety, and the Environment
    3. Chapter 25 Green Engineering
  13. Section 6 Interpersonal and Communication Skills
    1. Chapter 26 Teamwork
  14. Appendix A Cost Equations and Curves for the CAPCOST Program
  15. Appendix B Information for the Preliminary Design of Eleven Chemical Processes
  16. Index
  17. Chapter 0 Outcomes Assessment
  18. Chapter 27 Written and Oral Communication
  19. Chapter 28 A Report Writing Case Study
  20. Appendix C Design Projects