SEPARATION PROCESSES: Problem-Solving with Microsoft Excel, presents principles of separation processes for undergraduate chemical engineering students. It emphasizes calculation methods, both graphical and numerical. The latter or so-called stage-to-stage calculation is not focused on in most textbooks; hence, students are not presented with the concept of using a computer for solving problems. All illustrated examples in the book are solved firstly by the graphical method that provides understanding to students. Then, the stage-to-stage calculation procedure is thoroughly described so that students can easily perform Excel spreadsheet calculations with a computer. With simple built-in functions provided in Excel such as "IF", "TREND", "Goal Seek" etc., students can create worksheets to calculate and solve problems concerning separation processes.K
EY FEATURES OF THE BOOK* Simple and clear explanations, in an easy-to-read, step-by-step, self-study format* More than 50 illustrated worksheets covering distillation, absorption, extraction and leaching* Real Excel without VBA programmingWith the spreadsheet calculation described in this book, students will find that problem-solving in separation processes is no longer difficult and instead becomes a worthwhile challenge. Chemical engineers and technologists will find that this book is useful for their work.