Concepts of Chemical Engineering 4 Chemists
Stefaan Simons (Editor)
Based on the popular course of the same title, Concepts of Chemical Engineering 4 Chemists outlines the basic aspects of chemical engineering for chemistry professionals. It clarifies the terminology used and explains the systems methodology approach to process design and operation for chemists with limited chemical engineering knowledge. The book provides practical insights into all areas of chemical engineering, including such aspects as pump design and the measurement of key process variables. The calculation of design parameters, such as heat and mass transfer coefficients, and reaction scale-up are also discussed, as well as hazard analysis, project economics and process control. Designed as a reference guide, it is fully illustrated and includes worked examples as well as extensive reference and bibliography sections. Concepts of Chemical Engineering 4 Chemists is ideal for those who either work alongside chemical engineers or who are embarking on chemical engineering-type projects.
The Author Professor Simons is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Standing Conference of Chemical Engineering Professors. He is also vice-chair of the committee of the IChemE's Particle Technology Subject Group and serves on the committee of the Royal Society of Chemistry's Process Technology Group, which initiated the short course on which this book is based. Professor Simons' expertise lies in particle technology, in general, and, more specifically, in the development of low carbon technologies in regards to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, particularly in carbon capture and storage, for which he was an expert reviewer of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's special report on this subject.
Easy to follow and contains many well explained worked examples......presentation of familiar concepts, like kinetics and thermodynamics, from a different angle is an ideal way to start learning some engineering terminology. Working through the excellent examples, the chemist reader should gain sufficient knowledge of a wide range of topics to apply many simple engineering principles.
Source : Chemistry World, September 2007, 72 (Jillian Thompson)