1st Edition

Chemical Process Engineering Design And Economics

By Harry Silla Copyright 2003

    This illustrative reference presents a systematic approach to solving design problems by listing the needed equations, calculating degrees-of-freedom, developing calculation procedures to generate process specifications, and sizing equipment. Containing over thirty detailed examples of calculation procedures, the book tabulates numerous easy-to-follow calculation procedures as well as the relationships needed for sizing commonly used equipment. "Chemical Process Engineering" emphasizes the evaluation and selection of equipment by considering its mechanical design and encouraging the selection of standard-size equipment offered by manufacturers to lower costs.


    Harry Silla is Professor Emeritus and former Head of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey. He has one patent, several papers, and more than 25 technical reports to his name. Specializing in process design, Dr. Silla has taught and worked professionally in the field for over 40 years. Prior to his academic appointment, he worked in industry as a project leader and consulted for several companies and government agencies in process design and process studies. He collaborated with the Procedyne Corp., New Brunswick, New Jersey, for several years to develop an energy-efficient fluid-bed furnace for conducting chemical reactions and heat treating. Dr. Silla is a member of the American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi, and the American Society of Engineering Education. A Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, he received the Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree (1954) from the City College of NewYork, New York, and the M.S. (1961) and Ph.D. (1970) degrees in chemical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey.