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Introduction to Software for Chemical Engineers

1st Edition

Edited by Mariano Martín Martín

CRC Press

613 pages | 393 B/W Illus.

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The field of chemical engineering is in constant evolution, and access to information technology is changing the way chemical engineering problems are addressed.

Inspired by the need for a user-friendly chemical engineering text that demonstrates the real-world applicability of different computer programs, Introduction to Software for Chemical Engineers acquaints readers with the capabilities of various general purpose, mathematical, process modeling and simulation, optimization, and specialized software packages, while explaining how to use the software to solve typical problems in fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, mass and energy balances, unit operations, reactor engineering, and process and equipment design and control.

Employing nitric acid production, methanol and ammonia recycle loops, and SO2 oxidation reactor case studies and other practical examples, Introduction to Software for Chemical Engineers shows how computer packages such as Excel, MATLAB®, Mathcad, CHEMCAD, Aspen HYSYS®, gPROMS, CFD, DEM, GAMS, and AIMMS are used in the design and operation of chemical reactors, distillation columns, cooling towers, and more.

Make Introduction to Software for Chemical Engineers your go-to guide and quick reference for the use of computer software in chemical engineering applications.


"This book represents an excellent and valuable contribution related to computer aided tools and applications of different computer software and computer packages for solving typical chemical engineering problems (e.g., unit operations, material and energy balances, reaction engineering, process design and control, etc.). The book is useful for chemical engineering students as well as chemical engineers interested in modeling, simulation, and optimization of chemical processes. The book is a great and user-friendly guide providing step-by-step explanation of the main features of different software as well as problem formulation, modeling, and solving. I highly recommend this book to chemical engineering students and engineers interested in solving chemical engineering problems using different software and computer packages."

—Prof. Dr. Elvis Ahmetovic, University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Table of Contents




List of Software

Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization in the Chemical Engineering Curriculum

Mariano Martín Martín and Ignacio E. Grossmann

Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization in the Process and Commodities Industries

Iiro Harjunkoski and Mariano Martín Martín

Excel for Chemical Engineering

Mariano Martín Martín and Luis Martín de Juan

MATLAB® for Chemical Engineering

Mariano Martín Martín and Luis Martín de Juan

PTC® Mathcad for Chemical Engineering

Kristen A. Severson, Alberto Martínez Bécares, and Mariano Martín Martín

Computational Fluid Dynamics and Multiphysics

Bostjan Hari and Aman Dhir

Discrete Element Method Applications in Process Engineering

Ali Hassanpour and Massih Pasha

Modular Process Simulators

Rubén Ruiz-Femenía, José A. Caballero Suárez, and Mariano Martín Martín

Introduction to gPROMS for Chemical Engineering

Carlos Amador Zamarreño, Mariano Martín Martín, and Laura Bueno Romo

Algebraic Modeling and Optimization

Ricardo Manuel Pinto de Lima and Ignacio E. Grossmann

Use of GAMS for Optimal Process Synthesis and Operation

Mariano Martín Martín

AIMMS for Scheduling of Chemical Plants

Edwin Zondervan and Martijn A.H. van Elzakker

Plant Location: Supply Chain Management

Gonzalo Guillén-Gosálbez and Fengqi You

Dynamic Optimization in Process Systems

María Soledad Díaz and Lorenz T. Biegler


About the Editor

Mariano Martín Martín, Ph.D is assistant professor of chemical engineering at the Universidad de Salamanca, Spain, already qualified as associate professor by Spanish ANECA. He has been a postdoctoral engineer in modeling and simulation at Procter & Gamble (P&G), Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, and a Fulbright postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He received the Accésit Mapfre Award in 2003, the Outstanding Ph.D Award from the Universidad de Salamanca in 2008, and the P&G Award for his contributions to modeling and simulation in 2009. His current research interests are in the modeling and optimization of renewable-based processes.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical