A guide to chemical engineering process design and economics
Upper-level undergraduate text for process design courses in chemical engineering. Introduces students to the technology and terminology they will encounter in industrial practice. Presents short-cut techniques for specifying equipment or isolating important elements of a design project. Emphasizes project definition, flow sheet development and equipment specification. Covers the economics of process design. End-of-chapter exercises guide students through step-by-step solutions of design problems. Includes four case studies from past AICHE competitions.
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