Relevance: The text helps students recognize how what they are learning in their engineering, chemistry, and physics courses applies to professional practice and how chemical engineering will play a critical role in solving important global challenges.
Problem-Solving: The content helps beginning students develop problem-solving skills, including the ability to solve quantitative problems appropriate for students at their level.
Introduction to Design: Following the central story line throughout the book, students are led step-by-step through a chemical engineering design project, and perform a variety of design calculations as a basis for design decisions.
Homework Problems help students practice the skills that they?ve learned and Assessment, Practice and Self-Study Resources help students learn the concepts and skills presented.
Case Studies give students the opportunity to apply what they?ve learned in a number of areas to the solution of a design problem.
Spreadsheets: Students are introduced to spreadsheets, and homework problems throughout the book give the students practice with this tool.
Engineering Teamwork, Ethics, and Creative Problem-Solving: These topics begin building the student?s ability to guide teams of peers to creative and ethical solutions.
Introduction and Integration of Chemical Engineering Topics: The text provides an integrated, holistic view of the chemical engineering discipline.
CHAPTER 1 What Is Chemical Engineering? CHAPTER 2 The Role of Chemical Processing CHAPTER 3 Solving Engineering Problems (What Shall We Do?) CHAPTER 4 Describing Physical Quantities CHAPTER 5 Material Balances (How Much Base Do We Need?) CHAPTER 6 Spreadsheets (Calculating the Cost of the Base) CHAPTER 7 Fluid Flow (Bringing the Base to the Acid) CHAPTER 8 Mass Transfer (Mixing the Acid and the Base) CHAPTER 9 Reaction Engineering (What Size Reactor?) CHAPTER 10 Heat Transfer (Cooling Down the Product) CHAPTER 11 Materials (An Important Equipment Feature) CHAPTER 12 Controlling the Process CHAPTER 13 Economics (Is It All Worth ItT?) CHAPTER 14 Case Studies (Integrating It All Together)