9780134177403

Analysis, Synthesis, and Design of Chemical Processes

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    9780134177403

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    0134177401

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-06-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

The Leading Integrated Chemical Process Design Guide: With Extensive Coverage of Equipment Design and Other Key Topics

 

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

 

Coverage includes updated safety and ethics resources and economic factors indices, as well as an extensive section focused on process equipment design and performance, covering equipment design for common unit operations, such as fluid flow, heat transfer, separations, reactors, and more. For each equipment type, it presents design rationales and correlations; rating, sizing, and mechanical considerations; performance assessment techniques; illustrative examples, and full sample designs.

  • Conceptualization and analysis: process diagrams, configurations, batch processing, product design, and analyzing existing processes
  • Economic analysis: estimating fixed capital investment and manufacturing costs, measuring process profitability, and more
  • Synthesis and optimization: process simulation, thermodynamic models, separation operations, heat integration, steady-state and dynamic process simulators, and process regulation
  • Chemical equipment design and performance: a full section of expanded and revamped coverage of designing process equipment and evaluating current equipment
  • Societal impacts: ethics, professionalism, health, safety, environmental issues, and green engineering
  • Interpersonal and communication skills: working in teams, communicating effectively, and writing better reports

This text draws on a combined 55 years of innovative instruction at West Virginia University (WVU) and the University of Nevada, Reno. It includes suggested curricula for one- and two-semester design courses, case studies, projects, equipment cost data, and extensive preliminary design information for jump-starting more detailed analyses.

Author Biography

Richard Turton, P.E., has taught the design and design-related courses at West Virginia University for the past 32 years. Prior to this, he spent five years in the design and construction industry. His main interests are design education and process systems modeling.

 

Joseph A. Shaeiwitz taught design and design-related classes at West Virginia University for more than 25 years. He now teaches design at Auburn University. His interests include design education and outcomes assessment.

 

Debangsu Bhattacharyya has more than ten years’ experience in a large petroleum refinery. While in the refinery, he worked in process operations, plant start-up, large-scale process simulation, and process control. His main research interests are in process modeling, dynamic simulation, state estimation, sensor placement, and advanced process control.

 

Wallace B. Whiting, P.E., is professor emeritus at University of Nevada, Reno. He has been involved in the practice and teaching of chemical process design for more than 24 years.

Table of Contents

Section I: Conceptualization and Analysis of Chemical Processes
1. Diagrams for Understanding Chemical Processes
2. The Structure and Synthesis of Process Flow Diagrams
3. Batch Processing
4. Chemical Product Design
5. Tracing Chemicals through the Process Flow Diagram
6. Understanding Process Conditions

 

Section II: Engineering Economic Analysis of Chemical Processes
8. Estimation of Manufacturing Costs
9. Engineering Economic Analysis
10. Profitability Analysis

 

Section III: Synthesis and Optimization of Chemical Processes
11. Utilizing Experience-Based Principles to Confirm the Suitability of a Process Design
12. Synthesis of the PFD from the Generic BFD
13. Synthesis of a Process Using a Simulator and Simulator Troubleshooting
14. Process Optimization
15. Pinch Technology
16. Advanced Topics Using Steady-State Simulators
17. Using Dynamic Simulators in Process Design
18. Regulation and Control of Chemical Processes with Applications Using Commercial Software

 

Section IV: Process Equipment Design and Performance
19. Fluid Mechanics
20. Heat Transfer
21. Separations
22. Reactors
23. Other Equipment
24. Process Troubleshooting and Debottlenecking

 

Section V: The Impact of Chemical Engineering Design on Society
25. Ethics and Professionalism
26. Health, Safety, and the Environment
27. Green Engineering

 

Section VI. Interpersonal and Communication Skills
28. Teamwork

 

Appendix A. Cost Equations and Curves for the CAPCOST Program

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