Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering : An Introduction

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'Chemical engineering is the field of applied science that employs physical, chemical, and biological rate processes for the betterment of humanity'. This opening sentence of Chapter 1 has been the underlying paradigm of chemical engineering. Chemical Engineering: An Introduction is designed to enable the student to explore the activities in which a modern chemical engineer is involved by focusing on mass and energy balances in liquid-phase processes. Problems explored include the design of a feedback level controller, membrane separation, hemodialysis, optimal design of a process with chemical reaction and separation, washout in a bioreactor, kinetic and mass transfer limits in a two-phase reactor, and the use of the membrane reactor to overcome equilibrium limits on conversion. Mathematics is employed as a language at the most elementary level. Professor Morton M. Denn incorporates design meaningfully; the design and analysis problems are realistic in format and scope.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 104 b/w illus. 38 tables 87 exercises
  • 1139144529
  • 9781139144520

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'Designed to enable students to explore the activities in which a modern chemical engineer is involved.' Times Higher Education Supplement '... modern and concise ... a very useful book for new undergraduate students and also other scientists and engineers working on the interface with chemical engineering ... The author's use of more modern unit operations, such as membrane separations, to illustrate traditional concepts of chemical engineering is appealing and gives a fresh perspective to 'old' topics.' Chemistry World (rsc.org/chemistryworld) 'Denn's book is a compact introduction to material and energy balances that gives a flavor for the kinds of problems with which chemical engineers grapple.' John H. Seinfeld, AiChE Journal 'If your students are well-prepared, the text provides a well-structured framework to explore the fundamentals of chemical engineering analysis and to give an overview of the breadth of opportunities that lie ahead for chemical engineers.' David L. Silverstein, Chemical Engineering Educationshow more

Table of contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Basic concepts of analysis; 3. The balance equation; 4. Component mass balances; 5. Membrane separation; 6. Reacting systems; 7. Designing reactors; 8. Bioreactors and nonlinear systems; 9. Overcoming equilibrium; 10. Two-phase systems and interfacial mass transfer; 11. Equilibrium staged processes; 12. Energy balances; 13. Heat exchange; 14. Energy balances for multi-component systems; 15. Energy balances for reacting systems.show more