A Real-Time Approach to Process Control

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Wiley, Dec 6, 2013 - Technology & Engineering - 360 pages
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With resources at a premium, and ecological concerns paramount, the need for clean, efficient and low-cost processes is one of the most critical challenges facing chemical engineers. The ability to control these processes, optimizing one, two or several variables has the potential to make more substantial savings in time, money and resources than any other single factor.

Building on the success of the previous editions, this new third edition of A Real-Time Approach to Process Control employs both real industry practice and process control education without the use of complex or highly mathematical techniques, providing a more practical and applied approach.

Updated throughout, this edition:

• Includes a brand new chapter on Model predictive Control (MPC)

• Now includes wireless and web-based technologies

• Covers bio-related systems

• Details the new multivariable control measure developed by the authors

• Includes PowerPoint slides and solutions to Workshop problems on the accompanying website: http://www.wiley.com/go/svrcek-real-time-3e

From the reviews of previous editions:

“Would appeal to practising engineers due to its “hands on” feel for the subject matter. But more importantly, the authors present these concepts as fundamentals of chemical engineering, in a way that is consistent with how professor teach at the universities.” –Chemical Engineering Process (CEP)

“The book has been beautifully crafted” –Engineering Subject Centre

“Provides a refreshing approach to the presentation of process analysis and control” –The Chemical Engineer

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About the author (2013)

William Y. Svrcek, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada

Donald P. Mahoney, Chemical Industry Business Solutions, SAP AG, USA

Brent R. Young, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Auckland, New Zealand

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