1st Edition

Mass and Energy Balancing Calculations for Plant Design

By David Pritchard, Shaik Feroz Copyright 2021
    146 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    146 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The aim of this text is to provide a comprehensive set of calculations relating to mass and energy balances for an entire process plant. An ammonia synthesis plant will be taken as a calculation model to develop the relevant mass and energy balances necessary for the design and subsequent production, as the production of ammonia synthesis gas is an internationally used process. Instead of teaching the basics of mass and energy balances, the text aims to give a detailed series of process integrated and illustrated calculations to help readers develop and design a process plant.

     • Details complete mass and energy calculations related to a manufacturing plant and includes stepwise procedures for mass and energy balances

    • Demonstrates how the series of integrated calculations will lead to the production of a specified amount of final product

    • Features “teaching” appendices that lay out applications of prior-assumed knowledge, which can be used in conjunction with the main text where more detailed explanation may be needed

    • Contains problems linked to various manufacturing sections covered in the text to help readers consolidate their knowledge

    This book will serve undergraduate Chemical Engineering students as a teaching aid in capstone design and related courses and gives useful insights to advanced students, researchers, and industry personnel within the Chemical Engineering field.

    Introduction. Section I: Mass Balance. 1. Desulfuriser. 2. Primary Reformer. 3. Secondary Reformer. 4. HTS Converter. 5. LTS Converter. 6. Absorber. 7. Methanator. Section II: Energy Balance. 8. Intercooler. 9. Feed Heater. 10. Reformed Gas Boiler. 11. Converted Gas Boiler A and B. 12. Quench Cooler. 13. High pressure BFW. 14. CO2 Reboiler. 15. Interchanger. 16. Low Pressure BFW Heater. 17. Final Cooler.


    Dr. David Pritchard is a retired academic who continues to work in academic areas of Chemical Engineering. He obtained his first degree from the Manchester College of Science and Technology, Faculty of Technology in the University of Manchester, UK. He obtained his Doctorate from Bath University of Technology (now University of Bath), UK. On graduation he initially worked in the process industries for British Titan (subsequently Tioxide International, UK) as a research officer looking to improve the plant engineering. From here he joined the, then, Teesside Polytechnic, Department of Chemical Engineering, UK, as a Lecturer. The Polytechnic was subsequently incorporated as the University of Teesside and still exists as such. At Teesside he held every undergraduate course leadership post that then existed (not all at the same time) and was responsible for course development and, with colleagues, produced a pioneering first year course on the Chemical Engineering degree. This first year obtained awards for the novelty of the teaching approach including recognition from the RSA. He lectured Chemical Engineering at every level from undergraduate Diploma (HND, HNC), Degree (BSc, BEng) Postgraduate (MSc) and Design Projects. He helped pioneer the introduction of part-time routes for degrees in chemical engineering and managed many students studying on ERASMUS schemes in receiving degrees under a special, externally examined, pathway. He also carried out research into a range of areas particularly in the fields of Separation Processes and Phase Equilibria. He produced over 30 refereed research papers together with a number of conference papers and supervised over 20 PhD students and a number of MSc students. Within the newly formed School of Science and Technology, he took responsibility for the running of the Division of Chemical Engineering and oversaw various academic initiatives. He acted as an external examiner for various UK courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level and was a PhD external examiner.

    Dr. Shaik Feroz is currently working at Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Feroz obtained his doctorate in the field of Chemical Engineering from Andhra University, India in 2004 and Post Doc Research Fellow from Leibniz University, Germany in 2015, M. Tech in Chemical Engineering from Osmania University, India in 1998 and B. Tech in Chemical Engineering from S. V. University, India in 1992. He obtained the Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Studies from Andhra University in 2003. Dr. Feroz has expertise in process engineering, plant design and troubleshooting, quality control using advance analytical equipment, wastewater treatment, solar energy systems (PV & CSP) for desalination, hot water systems and water treatment, synthesis of nanophotocatalysts, simultaneous treatment of wastewater and production of hydrogen, environmental impact assessment, design, delivery and management chemical & process engineering programs and tailored made industrial based training programs related to chemical and process engineering. Dr. Feroz has more than 160 publications to his credit in journals and conferences of international repute and supervised 4 PhD research works with another 2 on-going. Dr. Feroz is associated as the Principal Investigator/CO-Investigator to a number of research projects and also involved as “Technology transfer agent” by Innovation Research Center, Sultanate of Oman. He has a significant contribution as eitorial member and peer reviewer for various reputed international journals and conferences. He was awarded “Best Researcher” by the Caledonian College of Engineering for the year 2014. Dr. Feroz has total experience of 27 years in teaching, research and industry.