Chemical Process Design

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McGraw-Hill, 1995 - Chemical processes - 459 pages
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Chemical process design involves the invention or synthesis of a process to transform raw materials into a desired product. Using a minimum of mathematics, this book offers chemical engineers a complete guide to selecting & connecting the steps for a well-designed process. Flowsheet synthesis, the choice of reactor & separator, distillation sequencing, & economic trade-offs are explored in detail. Special emphasis is placed on energy efficiency, waste minimization, & health & safety considerations, with worked examples & case studies presented to illustrate important points.

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Contents

The Hierarchy of Chemical Process Design
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Choice of Reactor
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Choice of Separator
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About the author (1995)

Professor Robin Smith is Head of the Centre for Process Integration at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in the United Kingdom. Before joining UMIST he had extensive industrial experience with Rohm & Haas in process investigation and process design, and with ICI in computer-aided design and process integration.. He was a member of the ICI Process Integration Team that pioneered the first industrial applications of process integration design methods. Since joining UMIST he has acted extensively as a consultant in process integration projects. He has published widely in the field of chemical process design and integration, and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers in the UK and a chartered engineer. In 1992 he was awarded the Hanson Medal of the Institution of Chemical Engineers in the UK for his work on clean process technology.

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