Chemical Engineering Design and Analysis: An Introduction

Chemical Engineering Design and Analysis: An Introduction

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Chemical Engineering Design and Analysis: An Introduction

The text has two main objectives: Students are introduced to the fundamental steps in design and three methods of analysis: mathematical modeling, graphical methods, and dimensional analysis. In addition, students apply engineering skills, such as how to simplify calculations through assumptions and approximations; how to verify calculations, significant figures, spreadsheets, graphing (standard, semi-log and log-log); and how to use data maps. Students learn engineering skills by designing and analyzing chemical processes and process units in order to assess product quality, economics, safety, and environmental impact. This text will help students develop engineering skills early in their studies and encourage an informed decision of whether to study chemical engineering.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521630412
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/13/1998
Series: Cambridge Series in Chemical Engineering Series
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

T. Michael Duncan joined the School of Chemical Engineering at Cornell University in 1990, where he holds the Thorpe Chair in Chemical Engineering and has served as Associate Director for the undergraduate program since 1993. Duncan has received many teaching awards: he has been selected four times for the Tau Beta Pi / Cornell Engineering Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award and was named Professor of the Year for New York State by the Carnegie Foundation in 2007. He is also a Weiss Scholar at Cornell, a distinction bestowed on three faculty members each year at Cornell, from the entire campus of over 1600 instructors.

Jeffrey A. Reimer is the C. Judson King Endowed Professor and Warren and Katharine Schlinger Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at University of California, Berkeley. Reimer has received many teaching awards, culminating in the University of California, Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest award bestowed on faculty for their teaching. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and a Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance, and was the recipient of a Humboldt Research Award in 2014.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. An overview of chemical engineering; 2. Process design; 3. Models derived from laws and mathematical analysis; 4. Models derived from graphical analysis; 5. Dimensional analysis and dynamic scaling; 6. Transient-state processes; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Appendix D; Appendix E; Appendix F; Index.

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