320 pages | 185 B/W Illus.
Separation Process Essentials provides an interactive approach for students to learn the main separation processes (distillation, absorption, stripping, and solvent extraction) using material and energy balances with equilibrium relationships, while referring readers to other more complete works when needed. Membrane separations are included as an example of non-equilibrium processes.
This book reviews and builds on material learned in the first chemical engineering courses such as Material and Energy Balances and Thermodynamics as applied to separations. It relies heavily on example problems, including completely worked and explained problems followed by "Try This At Home" guided examples. Most examples have accompanying downloadable Excel spreadsheet simulations. The book also offers a complementary website with supplementary material such as links to YouTube tutorials on topics that students typically struggle with.
This book is aimed at second and third year undergraduate students in Chemical engineering, as well as professionals in the field of Chemical engineering, and can be used for a one semester course in separation processes and unit operations.
Part I. Introduction to Separation Processes. A Look Inside Your Chemical Engineering Toolbox. Part II. Single Equilibrium Stage – Material Balances. Single Equilibrium Stage – Energy Balances. Multiple Equilibrium Stages – Material Balances. Distillation – Material Balances. Distillation – Energy Balances. Variations on a Theme. Part III. Absorption and Stripping. Liquid-Liquid Extraction. Membrane Separations. Other Separation Processes. Part IV. Basic Column Design.