Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers

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Elsevier, Mar 31, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 496 pages
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This new edition of the most complete handbook for chemical and process engineers incorporates the latest information for engineers and practitioners who depend on it as a working tool. New material explores the recent trends and updates of gas treating and fractionator computer solutions analysis. Substantial additions to this edition include a new section on gasification that reflects the many new trends and techniques in the field and a treatment on compressible fluid flow.

This convenient volume provides engineers with hundreds of common sense techniques, shortcuts, and calculations to quickly and accurately solve day-to-day design, operations, and equipment problems. Here, in a compact, easy-to-use format, are practical tips, handy formulas, correlations, curves, charts, tables, and shortcut methods that will save engineers valuable time and effort.

* The standard handbook for chemical and process engineers

* All new material on pinch point analysis on networks of heat exchangers and updates on gas treating in process design and heat transfer

* Hundreds of common sense techniques and calculations

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It is a great book for process engineers

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Very useful for the chemical as well as mechanical engineers. Book covers a variety of topics instead of concentrating on the individual topics which sometimes is misleading the searcher. Otherwise a very good book for quick calculations.


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About the author (2011)

P.E. is consultant to chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturers. His career in the chemical process industries has spanned plant design and construction, operations, and engineering contracting. He has been project designer on more than 100 projects in sectors including food, pharmaceutical, specialty chemical, heavy chemical and petrochemical installations. He has published several articles on chemical engineering topics, and is an experienced process modeling software developer.