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Chemical Engineering Design

Chemical Engineering Design

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By (author) Gavin Towler, By (author) R.K. Sinnott

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  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 1038 pages
  • Dimensions: 0mm x 0mm x 0mm | 2,409g
  • Publication date: 6 July 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0750685514
  • ISBN 13: 9780750685511
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: Student international ed
  • Illustrations note: Approx. 700 illustrations
  • Sales rank: 147,620

Product description

Chemical Engineering Design is one of the best-known and most widely adopted texts available for students of chemical engineering. It completely covers the standard chemical engineering final year design course, and is widely used as a graduate text. The hallmarks of this renowned book have always been its scope, practical emphasis and closeness to the curriculum. That it is written by practicing chemical engineers makes it particularly popular with students who appreciate its relevance and clarity. Building on this position of strength the fifth edition covers the latest aspects of process design, operations, safety, loss prevention and equipment selection, and much more. Comprehensive in coverage, exhaustive in detail, supported by extensive problem sets at the end of each chapter, a fully worked solutions manual and a suite of valuable software tools, this is a book that students will want to keep to hand as they enter their professional life. KEY FEATURES * The leading chemical engineering design text with over 25 years of established market leadership to back it up; an essential resource for the compulsory design project all chemical engineering students take in their final year * A complete and trusted teaching and learning package: the book offers a broader scope, better curriculum coverage, more extensive ancillaries and a more student-friendly approach, at a better price, than any of its competitors * Endorsed by the Institution of Chemical Engineers, guaranteeing wide exposure to the academic and professional market in chemical and process engineering.

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Author information

Ray Sinnott's varied career, mainly in design and development, began with several major companies including Dupont and John Brown. The main areas covered within these appointments were: Gas Production and Distribution, Nuclear Energy, Elastomers and Textile fibres. After his career in industry he joined the Chemical Engineering Department, University of Wales Swansea in 1970, specialising in teaching process and plant design, and other engineering practice subjects. The first edition of Chemical Engineering Design (Coulson and Richardson's Vol 6) was published in 1983. Subsequent editions have been published at approximately 5 year intervals. Ray Sinnott retired from full time teaching in 1995 but has maintained close contact with the engineering profession.

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Reviews of the present edition "A complete, well-written and illustrated resource that is a pleasure to use."--Chemical Engineering Resources "An essential support text for the traditional design course."--Trans IChemE "An excellent book for professionals and university students"--Mehmet Aras, Bayer

Table of contents

Introduction to design; Fundamentals of material balances; Fundamentals of energy balances (and energy utilisation); Flow-sheeting; Piping and instrumentation; Costing and project evaluation; Materials of construction; Design information and data; Safety and loss prevention; Equipment selection, specification and design; Separation columns (distillation, absorbtion and extraction); Heat-transfer equipment; Mechanical design of process equipment; General site considerations; Appendices; Full solutions manual online; accompanying design and flowsheeting software tools, plus costing templates and data sources for downloading; complete set of figures in PowerPoint format for lecture slide download by instructors.