Language : English
Published : 2004-01-20
Pages : 704
Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes 3rd Edition
GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF CHEMICAL PROCESSES Material that’s presented in a very clear and accessible way…frequent use of examples…case studies based on commercial processes…a CD-ROM with instructional tutorials, a powerful equation solver, and a visual encyclopedia of chemical process equipment…These are just a few of the features of this text that help provide a realistic, informative introduction to chemical processes. Key Features of the Third Edition Nearly every section in the third edition has been revised to provide increased clarity. Hundreds of new and revised problems and new case studies cover a broader spectrum of chemical engineering applications. Some problems require spreadsheeting, and others call for using equation-solving software. The INTERACTIVE CHEMICAL PROCESS PRINCIPLES (ICPP) CD-ROM provides an active learning environment. With this software, students respond to questions and receive immediate feedback, explore variations in process parameters and se e the effects of their changes on process operations, and more.
About the Author
RICHARD M. FELDER has authored or co-authored over 100 papers on chemical process engineering and engineering education, and presents seminars, workshops, and short courses on both topics to industrial and research institutions and universities in the United State, Europe, and South America. Since 1990 he has co-directed the National Effective Teaching Institute under the auspices of the American Society for Engineering Education. He has won numerous awards for his contributions to engineering education. RONALD W. ROUSSEAU is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His Teaching and research activities focus on separation and purification, and he has been honored for his work in crystallization. He has published extensively and given lectu5res and short courses in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and throughout the United States. An active promoter of university-industry interactions, he has served as Chair of the Council for Chemical Research and consultant to more than 50 organizations.
There are various books on green chemistry on the market, but without focus on sustainable industrial processes. This resource provides an overview of the new trends and hot topics in process design, describing the challenge of designing industrial chemical processes that are up-to-date, sustainable, and economically feasible. The industrial applications are presented directly by the companies – a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ of the chemical industry – that developed these innovative technologies. It provides an essential reference for chemical engineers, chemists in industry, process engineers, catalytic chemists, materials scientists, and environmental chemists.
About the Author
Professor Fabrizio Cavani received his PhD in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Bologna in 1986. From 1986 to 1990 he worked at the Catalysis Centre of EniChem, where he investigated new catalysts for the oxychlorination of ethylene and for the Alkylation of benzene with propene, and gave technical assistance to the catalysts production division. In 1990 he joined the Catalytic Processes Development team at the University of Bologna becoming Associate Professor of Industrial Chemistry there in 2000. Hee is author of over 200 journal articles, 25 patents, two books on catalytic selective oxidation and one book on the development and management of chemical processes and is the editor of 4 special journal issues. he is on the board of the Italian Platform for Sustainable Chemistry. Professor Gabriele Centi is Full Professor of Industrial Chemistry at the University of Messina and a past President of the European Federation of Catalysis Societies. He is the Coordinator of the Network of Excellence IDECAT and Co-Director of the European Laboratory for Catalysis and Surface Science and President of ERIC (European Research Institute of Catalysis). His research activities lie in the development of industrial heterogeneous catalysts for the field of sustainable chemical processes, environmental protection and clean energy. He is author of over 260 journal articles, editor and/or author of 7 books, editor of 7 special issues, chairman of several International Congresses and Editor of the Wiley-VCH journal ChemSusChem. He is also a Core Team member for the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry. Professor Siglinda Perathoner is Associate Professor of Industrial Chemistry at the University of Messina. After some years experience in the field of photophysics and photochemistry of supramolecular systems, she moved to the area of catalysts. In 2001 she joined the University of Messina where her most recent research interest include nanostructured zeolites, catalytic membranes, catalysts for reactions in supercritical fluids, catalysts for waste water purification and remediation, photo(electro)catalytic conversion of carbon dioxide, and fuel cells. Her aim is the design of novel catalytic materials for sustainable processes, environment protection, and cleaner energy. She is author of over 130 publications, including 15 reviews, has been co-editor of a book and two special journal issues, and has contributed to various entries in encyclopedias. Professor Ferruccio Trifiro is Full Professor of Industrial Chemistry at the University of Bologna. Currently he is the Dean of the Faculty of Industrial Chemistry, and Director of the journal “La Chimica e L’Industria” (Chemistry and Industry). His main research activities lie in the development of heterogeneous catalysts for processes in the field of petrochemistry, environmental protection, fine chemicals and specialties production, clean energy and hydrogen production. He is a past Chairman of the World Congress of Selective Oxidation. He is author of over 300 papers in International Journals, two books on Selective Oxidation, and of 18 patents.
The third edition of “Process Systems Analysis and Control” retains the excellent style for which this book is well known: short, clearly written chapters. The book is an ideal teaching and learning tool for a semester-long undergraduate chemical engineering course in process dynamics and control. It avoids the encyclopedic approach that many texts on this topic fall into. The third edition is updated to include new topics, including model predictive control and digital control, that are introduced at a level appropriate for the undergraduate chemical engineering curriculum. Computer examples using MATLAB and Simulink have been introduced throughout the book to supplement and enhance standard hand-solved examples. These packages allow the easy construction of block diagrams and quick analysis of control concepts to enable the student to explore “what-if” type problems that would be much more difficult and time consuming by hand. Many new homework problems have been added to each chapter. The new problems are a mixture of hand-solved and computer exercises. One-page capsule summaries have been added to the end of each chapter to help students review and study the most important concepts in each chapter.
Armed with this book, chemical engineers will have a collection of modern strategies for the design of chemical products and processes. It emphasizes a systematic approach and integrates product design more thoroughly throughout the chapters. New case studies on process design are included to make the concepts more relevant. The social aspects and economics of product design are introduced, and the Stage-Gate Product Development Process is explored in parallel tracks for several chemical products. The accompanying CD-ROM also provides chemical engineers with numerous examples of the simulator input and output, with frame-by-frame instructions to discuss the nature of the models provided for the processing units.
Due in part to a growing demand for offshore oil and gas exploration, the development of marine structures that initially started onshore is now moving into deeper offshore areas. Designers are discovering a need to revisit basic concepts as they anticipate the response behavior of marine structures to increased water depths. Providing a simplified approach to the subject, Advanced Marine Structures explains the fundamentals and advanced concepts of marine architecture introduces various types of offshore platforms, and outlines the different stages of marine structure analysis and design. Written from a structural engineering perspective, this book focuses on structures constructed for offshore oil and gas exploration, various environmental loads, ultimate load design, fluid-structure interaction, fatigue, and fracture. It also offers detailed descriptions of different types of structural forms, functions and limitations of offshore platforms and explains how different loads act on each. In addition, the text incorporates examples and application problems to illustrate the use of experimental, numerical, and analytical studies in the design and development of marine structures, and reviews relevant literature on wave interaction and porous cylinders. This book: * Focuses on structural reliability * Deliberates on fracture and fatigue and examines their application in marine structures * Introduces ideas on the retrofit and renovation of marine structures * Examines the strength analysis of offshore structures and structural members Advanced Marine Structures examines the design of offshore structures from a structural engineering perspective and explains the design methodologies and guidelines needed for the progressive conceptualization and design of advanced marine structures.
About the Author
Srinivasan Chandrasekaran is a professor of the Department of Ocean Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai. He has more than 23 years of teaching, research, and industrial experience. Chandrasekaran has also been a visiting fellow by invitation of the Ministry of Italian University Research to the University of Naples Federico II, Italy (MiUR Fellow), during which time he conducted research on advanced nonlinear modeling and analysis of structures under different environmental loads with experimental verifications. In addition, he has published approximately 130 research papers in international journals and refereed conferences, and authored textbooks on civil and ocean engineering.