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.
The new edition of a classic text and reference The large chains of molecules known as polymers are currently used in everything from “wash and wear” clothing to rubber tires to protective enamels and paints. Yet the practical applications of polymers are only increasing; innovations in polymer chemistry constantly bring both improved and entirely new uses for polymers onto the technological playing field. Principles of Polymerization, Fourth Edition presents the classic text on polymer synthesis, fully updated to reflect today’s state of the art. New and expanded coverage in the Fourth Edition includes: Metallocene and post-metallocene polymerization catalysts Living polymerizations (radical, cationic, anionic) Dendrimer, hyperbranched, brush, and other polymer architectures and assemblies Graft and block copolymers High-temperature polymers Inorganic and organometallic polymers Conducting polymers Ring-opening polymer ization In vivo and in vitro polymerization Appropriate for both novice and advanced students as well as professionals, this comprehensive yet accessible resource enables the reader to achieve an advanced, up-to-date understanding of polymer synthesis. Different methods of polymerization, reaction parameters for synthesis, molecular weight, branching and crosslinking, and the chemical and physical structure of polymers all receive ample coverage. A thorough discussion at the elementary level prefaces each topic, with a more advanced treatment following. Yet the language throughout remains straightforward and geared towards the student. Extensively updated, Principles of Polymerization, Fourth Edition provides an excellent textbook for today’s students of polymer chemistry, chemical engineering, and materials science, as well as a current reference for the researcher or other practitioner working in these areas.
About the Author
GEORGE ODIAN received his PhD from Columbia University. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York. He has previously served as professor of chemistry and chairman, Division of Pure and Applied Sciences at Richmond College of CUNY, assistant professor at Columbia University, research director of RAI Research Company, and research chemist at Thiokol Chemical Company. He has written over sixty research publications and authored both taped and short courses for the American Chemical Society. He is also the coauthor of four books in general, organic, and biochemistry.
A functional discussion of the crop selection process for biomass energy
The Selection Process of Biomass Materials for the Production of Bio-fuels and Co-firing provides a detailed examination and analysis for a number of energy crops and their use as a source for generating electricity and for the production of bio-fuels. Renowned renewable energy expert and consultant Dr. Najib Altawell begins with the fundamentals of bio-fuels and co-firing and moves on to the main feature, which is the methodology that assists energy scientists and engineers to arrive at the most suitable biomass materials tailored to each company’s business and economic environments and objectives.
This methodology provides a framework whereby power-generating companies can insert their own values for each factor, whether business factor (BF) or scientific & technical factors (S&T) or both simultaneously. The methodology provides a list of factors related to the biomass energy business. The average values have been obtained from the survey method and laboratory tests. These values are the standard values power companies can use if they need or wish to use them.
The Selection Process of Biomass Materials for the Production of Bio-fuels and Co-firing has been designed and compiled for the widest possible range of readers, researchers, businesspeople, and economists who are connected to the renewable energy field in general, and biomass energy in particular. Because of its focus on practical data and applications, the book is also accessible for general readers who may or may not have a technical or scientific background.
Coal Production and Processing Technology provides uniquely comprehensive coverage of the latest coal technologies used in everything from mining to greenhouse gas mitigation. Featuring contributions from experts in industry and academia, this book: * Discusses coal geology, characterization, beneficiation, combustion, coking, gasification, and liquefaction * Explores coalbed methane drilling, excavatability, surface production, strata control, and longwall production * Tackles financial, safety, and environmental issues, including coal company valuations, mine emergency preparedness, and carbon management Capturing state-of-the-art knowledge from different facets of the coal chain, Coal Production and Processing Technology offers a holistic view of today’s coal industry as well as a look at future trends.
About the Author
M. R. Riazi (www.riazim.com) is a professor and the chairman of chemical engineering at Kuwait University. He earned his M.Sc and Ph.D from Pennsylvania State University, where he also served as an assistant professor of chemical engineering. He has been a visiting scholar/faculty member at various universities in the US, Canada, Norway, and Middle East. Widely published, highly decorated, and a popular invited speaker/consultant, Dr. Riazi is the founding editor and editor-in-chief of IJOGCT (London, UK) and an editor of the Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. He is an AIChE fellow and received a Pi Epsilon Tau National Petroleum Engineering Honor Society diploma of honor. Rajender Gupta is a professor of chemical and materials engineering at the University of Alberta. He has been involved in coal research from beneficiation to carbon capture for more than 35 years. He graduated in 1972 from IIT Kharagpur and earned his Ph.D from the University of Newcastle. Dr. Gupta led several research projects at the Cooperative Research Centres for Coal at the University of Newcastle. He currently leads coal research at the Canadian Centre of Clean Coal Carbon and Mineral Processing at the University of Alberta. He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and presented in international conferences.
Appropriate for one-year transport phenomena (also called transport processes) and separation processes course. First semester covers fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer; second semester covers separation process principles (includes unit operations). The title of this Fourth Edition has been changed from Transport Processes and Unit Operations to Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles (Includes Unit Operations). This was done because the term Unit Operations has been largely superseded by the term Separation Processes which better reflects the present modern nomenclature being used. The main objectives and the format of the Fourth Edition remain the same. The sections on momentum transfer have been greatly expanded, especially in the sections on fluidized beds, flow meters, mixing, and non-Newtonian fluids. Material has been added to the chapter on mass transfer. The chapters on absorption, distillation, and liquid-liquid extraction have also been enlarged. More new material has been added to the sections on ion exchange and crystallization. The chapter on membrane separation processes has been greatly expanded especially for gas-membrane theory.