Product Engineering: Molecular Structure and Properties

Product Engineering: Molecular Structure and Properties

by James Wei

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Product Engineering: Molecular Structure and Properties by James Wei

The current chemical engineering curriculum concentrates on process: the efficient manufacturing in quantity of traditional chemical products such as ammonia and benzene. However, many chemical companies now invent and manufacture specialty products with particular properties such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and electronic coatings, and their employees need to know how to design the products as well as manufacture them. James Wei, a famous chemical engineer, is writing this book to provide theories and case studies in product engineering the design of new, useful products with desired properties. The first section relates historical case studies of successful product invention and development by individuals and companies. The second part of the book describes the toolbox of molecular structure-property relations. A desired product needs to have certain properties (for example, phase transition or thermal properties) and the chemist must find or design a molecular structure with the required properties This section will instruct chemists in the analysis of structure and property information. The third section is concerned with the next stage: product research and design. It will discuss improving the desired product by additives and blending, among other strategies. It will also cover future challenges in product engineering.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195347920
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 01/04/2007
Series: Topics in Chemical Engineering
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 7 MB

Table of Contents

1. Product Exploration and Discovery
2. Product Development to Business
Part II Molecular Structure-Property Relations
3. Search Challenges and Methods
4. Theory and Quantitative Predictions
5. Predictions by Correlations
6. Estimations by associations and trends
7. Random Searches
8. Research Frontiers
Part III. Product Engineering
9. Marketing
10. Safety, Health and Environment
11. Product Design
12. Product Innovation opportunities

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