Introduction to chemical processes: principles, analysis, synthesis

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McGraw-Hill, 2007 - Science - 684 pages
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Introduction to Chemical Processes: Principles, Analysis, Synthesis enhances student understanding of the connection between the chemistry and the process. Users will find strong coverage of chemistry, gain a solid understanding of what chemical processes do (convert raw materials into useful products using energy and other resources), and learn about the ways in which chemical engineers make decisions and balance constraints to come up with new processes and products. The author presents material and energy balances as tools to achieve a real goal: workable, economical, and safe chemical processes and products.

Loaded with intriguing pedagogy, this text is essential to a students first course in Chemical Engineering.

Additional resources intended to guide users are also available as package options, including the Engineering Equation Solver (EES) software, ChemSkill Builder and the well-known Perry's Chemical Engineering Handbook.

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The textbook is an adequate primer for teaching the fundamentals of process synthesis, but still requires a fair amount of editing before it could be used to truly prepare students for future chemical engineering coursework. The book is full of errors -- as evident in the extensive errata portion of the text -- as well as suffering from ambiguity in wording of the practice questions. The homework problems are numerous and challenging, but unlike the custom for most textbooks, really only contains a fourth of the answers for those problems. Only odd-numbered questions are answered (as is typical), but oftentimes incompletely (multi-step problems are usually only half-finished). There is no solutions manual available for students, so while that ensures no plagiarizing, it also ensures students don't have a resource to practice additional problems or check their work. 


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