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Completely rewritten to enhance clarity, this third editionprovides engineers with a strong understanding of the field. Withthe help of an additional co-author, the text presents newinformation on bioseparations throughout the chapters. A newchapter on mechanical separations covers settling, filtration, andcentrifugation, including mechanical separations in biotechnologyand cell lysis. Boxes help highlight fundamental equations.Numerous new examples and exercises are integrated throughout aswell. In addition, frequent references are made to the softwareproducts and simulators that will help engineers find the solutionsthey need.

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Editorial Reviews

Chemical Engineering Research excellent book by two talented and distinguished American academics.
Intended for use in undergraduate chemical engineering courses or even a graduate course in separations, this text covers introductory concepts, separations achieved by phase creation or addition, and separations by barriers and solid agents. Three additional chapters treating separations that involve a solid phase may be obtained through the authors. Most topics are illustrated by detailed examples and are accompanied by several homework exercises. Effort is also made to present the development of industrial equipment and the accompanying theory for each separation operation, with pertinent references to the literature. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From the Publisher
" excellent book by two talented and distinguished American academics." (Chemical Engineering Research, July 2000)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470481837
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/23/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 848
  • Sales rank: 411,714
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

J.D. Seader is Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah.  He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.  He has authored or coauthored 110 technical articles, 8 books, and 4 patents, and also coauthored the section on distillation in the 6th and 7th editions of Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook.  In 2004 he received the CACHE Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering Education from the ASEE; and in 2004, he was a co-recipient of the Warren K. Lewis Award for Chemical Engineering Education of the AICHE.

Ernest J. Henley is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Houston.  He received his B.S. degree from the University of Delaware and his Dr. Eng. Sci. from Columbia University, where he served as a professor from 1953 to 1959.  He has authored or coauthored 72 technical articles and 12 books, the most recent one being Probabilistic Risk Management for Scientists and Engineers.  In 1998, he received the McGraw-Hill Company Award for "Outstanding Personal Achievement in Chemical Engineering", and in 2002, he received the CACHE Award of the ASEE for "recognition of his contribution to the use of computers in chemical engineering education."  He is President of the Henley Foundation.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors.

Preface to the Third Edition.


Dimensions and Units.


1. Separation Processes.

1.0 Instructional Objectives.

1.1 Industrial Chemical Processes.

1.2 Basic Separation Techniques.

1.3 Separations by Phase Addition or Creation.

1.4 Separations by Barriers.

1.5 Separations by Solid Agents.

1.6 Separations by External Field or Gradient.

1.7 Component Recoveries and Product Purities.

1.8 Separation Factor.

1.9 Introduction to Bioseparations.

1.10 Selection of Feasible Separations.

Summary References Study Questions Exercises.

2. Thermodynamics of Separation Operations.

2.0 Instructional Objectives.

2.1 Energy, Entropy, and Availability Balances.

2.2 Phase Equilibria.

2.3 Ideal-Gas, Ideal-Liquid-Solution Model.

2.4 Graphical Correlations of Thermodynamic Properties.

2.5 Nonideal Thermodynamic Property Models.

2.6 Liquid Activity-Coefficient Models.

2.7 Difficult Mixtures.

2.8 Selecting an Appropriate Model.

2.9 Thermodynamic Activity of Biological Species.

Summary References Study Questions Exercises.

3. Mass Transfer and Diffusion.

3.0 Instructional Objectives.

3.1 Steady-State, Ordinary Molecular Diffusion.

3.2 Diffusion Coefficients (Diffusivities).

3.3 Steady- and Unsteady-State Mass Transfer Through StationaryMedia.

3.4 Mass Transfer in Laminar Flow.

3.5 Mass Transfer in Turbulent Flow.

3.6 Models for Mass Transfer in Fluids with a Fluid–FluidInterface.

3.7 Two-Film Theory and Overall Mass-Transfer Coefficients.

3.8 Molecular Mass Transfer in Terms of Other DrivingForces.

Summary References Study Questions Exercises.

4. Single Equilibrium Stages and Flash Calculations.

4.0 Instructional Objectives.

4.1 Gibbs Phase Rule and Degrees of Freedom.

4.2 Binary Vapor–Liquid Systems.

4.3 Binary Azeotropic Systems.

4.4 Multicomponent Flash, Bubble-Point, and Dew-PointCalculations.

4.5 Ternary Liquid–Liquid Systems.

4.6 Multicomponent Liquid–Liquid Systems.

4.7 Solid–Liquid Systems.

4.8 Gas–Liquid Systems.

4.9 Gas–Solid Systems.

4.10 Multiphase Systems.

Summary References Study Questions Exercises.

5. Cascades and Hybrid Systems.

5.0 Instructional Objectives.

5.1 Cascade Configurations.

5.2 Solid–Liquid Cascades.

5.3 Single-Section Extraction Cascades.

5.4 Multicomponent Vapor–Liquid Cascades.

5.5 Membrane Cascades.

5.6 Hybrid Systems.

5.7 Degrees of Freedom and Specifications for Cascades.

Summary References Study Questions Exercises.


6. Absorption and Stripping of Dilute Mixtures.

6.0 Instructional Objectives.

6.1 Equipment for Vapor–Liquid Separations.

6.2 General Design Considerations.

6.3 Graphical Method for Trayed Towers.

6.4 Algebraic Method for Determining N.

6.5 Stage Efficiency and Column Height for Trayed Columns.

6.6 Flooding, Column Diameter, Pressure Drop, and Mass Transferfor Trayed Columns.

6.7 Rate-Based Method for Packed Columns.

6.8 Packed-Column Liquid Holdup, Diameter, Flooding, PressureDrop, and Mass-Transfer


6.9 Concentrated Solutions in Packed Columns.

Summary References Study Questions Exercises.

7. Distillation of Binary Mixtures.

7.0 Instructional Objectives.

7.1 Equipment and Design Considerations.

7.2 McCabe–Thiele Graphical Method for Trayed Towers.

7.3 Extensions of the McCabe–Thiele Method.

7.4 Estimation of Stage Efficiency for Distillation.

7.5 Column and Reflux-Drum Diameters.

7.6 Rate-Based Method for Packed Distillation Columns.

7.7 Introduction to the Ponchon–Savarit GraphicalEquilibrium-Stage Method for Trayed


Summary References Study Questions Exercises.

8. Liquid–Liquid Extraction with TernarySystems.

8.0 Instructional Objectives.

8.1   Equipment for Solvent Extraction.

8.2 General Design Considerations.

8.3 Hunter–Nash Graphical Equilibrium-Stage Method.

8.4 Maloney–Schubert Graphical Equilibrium-StageMethod.

8.5 Theory and Scale-up of Extractor Performance.

8.6 Extraction of Bioproducts.

Summary References Study Questions Exercises.

9. Approximate Methods for Multicomponent, MultistageSeparations.

9.0 Instructional Objectives.

9.1 Fenske–Underwood–Gilliland (FUG) Method.

9.2 Kremser Group Method.

Summary References Study Questions Exercises.

10. Equilibrium-Based Methods for Multicomponent Absorption,Stripping,

Distillation, and Extraction.

10.0 Instructional Objectives.

10.1 Theoretical Model for an Equilibrium Stage.

10.2 Strategy of Mathematical Solution.

10.3 Equation-Tearing Procedures.

10.4 Newton–Raphson (NR) Method.

10.5 Inside-Out Method.

Summary References Study Questions Exercises.

11. Enhanced Distillation and SupercriticalExtraction.

11.0 Instructional Objectives.

11.1 Use of Triangular Graphs.

11.2 Extractive Distillation.

11.3 Salt Distillation.

11.4 Pressure-Swing Distillation.

11.5 Homogeneous Azeotropic Distillation.

11.6 Heterogeneous Azeotropic Distillation.

11.7 Reactive Distillation.

11.8 Supercritical-Fluid Extraction.

Summary References Study Questions Exercises.

12. Rate-Based Models for Vapor-Liquid SeparationOperations.

12.0 Instructional Objectives.

12.1 Rate-Based Model.

12.2 Thermodynamic Properties and Transport-RateExpressions.

12.3 Methods for Estimating Transport Coefficients andInterfacial Area.

12.4 Vapor and Liquid Flow Patterns.

12.5 Method of Calculation.

Summary References Study Questions Exercises.

13. Batch Distillation.

13.0 Instructional Objectives.

13.1 Differential Distillation.

13.2 Binary Batch Rectification.

13.3 Batch Stripping and Complex Batch Distillation.

13.4 Effect of Liquid Holdup.

13.5 Shortcut Method for Batch Rectification.

13.6 Stage-by-Stage Methods for Batch Rectification.

13.7 Intermediate-cut Strategy.

13.8 Optimal Control by Variation of Reflux Ratio.

Summary References Study Questions Exercises.


14. Membrane Separations.

14.0 Instructional Objectives.

14.1 Membrane Materials.

14.2 Membrane Modules.

14.3 Transport in Membranes.

14.4 Dialysis.

14.5 Electrodialysis.

14.6 Reverse Osmosis.

14.7 Gas Permeation.

14.8 Pervaporation.

14.9 Membranes in Bioprocessing.

Summary References Study Questions Exercises.

15. Adsorption, Ion Exchange, Chromatography, andElectrophoresis.

15.0 Instructional Objectives.

15.1 Sorbents.

15.2 Equilibrium Considerations.

15.3_ Kinetic and Transport Considerations.

15.4 Equipment for Sorption Systems.

15.5_ Slurry and Fixed-Bed Adsorption Systems.

15.6 Continuous, Countercurrent Adsorption Systems.

15.7 Ion-Exchange Cycle.

15.8 Electrophoresis.

Summary References Study Questions Exercises.


16. Leaching and Washing.

16.0 Instructional Objectives.

16.1 Equipment for Leaching.

16.2 Equilibrium-Stage Model for Leaching and Washing.

16.3 Rate-Based Model for Leaching.

Summary References Study Questions Exercises.

17. Crystallization, Desublimation, and Evaporation.

17.0 Instructional Objectives.

17.1 Crystal Geometry.

17.2 Thermodynamic Considerations.

17.3 Kinetics and Mass Transfer.

17.4 Equipment for Solution Crystallization.

17.5 The MSMPR Crystallization Model.

17.6 Precipitation.

17.7 Melt Crystallization.

17.8 Zone Melting.

17.9 Desublimation.

17.10 Evaporation.

17.11 Bioproduct Crystallization.

Summary References Study Questions Exercises

18. Drying of Solids.

18.0_ Instructional Objectives.

18.1 Drying Equipment.

18.2 Psychrometry.

18.3 Equilibrium-Moisture Content of Solids.

18.4 Drying Periods.

18.5 Dryer Models.

18.6 Drying of Bioproducts.

Summary References Study Questions Exercises.


19. Mechanical Phase Separations.

19.0 Instructional Objectives.

19.1 Separation-Device Selection.

19.2 Industrial Particle-Separator Devices.

19.3 Design of Particle Separators.

19.4 Design of Solid–Liquid Cake-Filtration Devices Basedon Pressure Gradients.

19.5 Centrifuge Devices for Solid–Liquid Separations.

19.6 Wash Cycles.

19.7 Mechanical Separations in Biotechnology.

Summary References Study Questions Exercises.

Answers to Selected Exercises.


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