Coulson & Richardson's Chemical Engineering: Fluid flow, heat transfer, and mass transfer (6th ed., 1999)
Coulson and Richardson's classic series provides the student with an account of the fundamentals of chemical engineering and constitutes the definitive work on the subject for academics and practitioners. Each book provides clear explanations of theory and thorough coverage of practical applications, supported by numerous worked examples and problems. Thus, the text is designed for students as well as being comprehensive in coverage.
This volume covers the three main transport process of interest to chemical engineers - momentum transfer (fluid flow), heat transfer and mass transfer and the relationships between them. The concluding chapter covers an application where each of these processes is occurring simultaneously - water cooling and humidification. The topics covered form the theoretical basis for much of the material in the later volumes of the series.
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The Coulson and Richardson series are some of the most critical reference texts in any process engineering, next to Perry's.
Volume 1 is an in depth reference text which delves deeper than any other text into practical applications and theory of all of the main heat and mass transfer process units.
Coupled with a good physical property reference text you could design, optimise or expand almost any processing plant no matter what scale.
It is worth looking at volume 6 for practical design rules of thumb and design requirements.