This new edition follows the original format, which combines a detailed case study - the production of phthalic anhydride - with practical advice and comprehensive background information. Guiding the reader through all major aspects of a chemical engineering design, the text includes both the initial technical and economic feasibility study as well as the detailed design stages. Each aspect of the design is illustrated with material from an award-winning student design project.
The book embodies the "learning by doing" approach to design. The student is directed to appropriate information sources and is encouraged to make decisions at each stage of the design process rather than simply following a design method. Thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded, the accompanying text includes developments in important areas and many new references.
"The book is written specifically to help students to conduct their design project in the final year of their study." -- Dr Mohammed Farid of Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Auckland, NZ
ook is written specifically to help students to conduct their design project in the final year of their study." -- Dr Mohammed Farid of Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Auckland, NZ
Technical and Economic Feasibility Study. The Design Problem. Feasibility Study and Market Survey. Environment Considerations. Economic Evaluation. Mass and Energy Balances. Detailed Equipment Design. The Detailed Design Stage. Case Study: Phthalic Anhydride Reactor Design. Process Selection, Process Description and Equipment List. Case Study: Phthalic Anhydride After-Cooler Design.. Site Considerations: Site Selection and Plant Layout. Additional Design Considerations.