Systematic Methods for Chemical Process Design (United States ed)

Systematic Methods for Chemical Process Design (United States ed)

By: Lorenz T. Biegler (author), Arthur W. Westerberg (author), Ignacio E. Grossmann (author)Hardback

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At the undergraduate level, this book is intended to be a textbook for the Senior Design Course. This text can also be used for a graduate course in Process Synthesis. The book presents a systematic approach to design, starting from an elementary treatment that is suitable for the undergraduate level, working toward advanced topics prepared for graduate level courses. This edition provides a comprehensive and modern treatment to process design of continuous and batch processes.

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LORENZ T. BIEGLER is the Bayer Professor of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. A graduate from Illinois Institute of Technology, he holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He has been a Presidential Young Investigator and has received the Curtis McGraw Award of ASEE. E. IGNACIO GROSSMANN is Head and the Rudolph R. Dean Professor of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon. A graduate from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico, he holds master's and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering from Imperial College, London. He has also been a Presidential Young Investigator and has received the Computing in Chemical Engineering Award of AICHE. ARTHUR W. WESTERBERG is the Swearingen University Professor of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, he holds a master's degree from Princeton and a doctorate from Imperial College, London. Besides winning numerous professional awards, he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. His book Process Flowsheeting is the standard text in the field of process simulation.


1. Introduction to Process Design. I. PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION OF PROCESSES. 2. Overview of Flowsheet Synthesis. 3. Mass and Energy Balances. 4. Equipment Sizing and Costing. 5. Economic Evaluation. 6. Design and Scheduling of Batch Processes. II. ANALYSIS WITH RIGOROUS PROCESS MODELS. 7. Unit Equation Models. 8. General Concepts of Simulation for Process Design. 9. Process Flowsheet Optimization. III. BASIC CONCEPTS IN PROCESS SYNTHESIS. 10. Heat and Power Integration. 11. Ideal Distillation Systems. 12. Heat Integrated Distillation Processes. 13. Geometric Techniques for the Synthesis of Reactor Networks. 14. Separating Azeotropic Mixtures. IV. OPTIMIZATION APPROACHES TO PROCESS SYNTHESIS AND DESIGN. 15. Basic Concepts for Algorithmic Methods. 16. Synthesis of Heat Exchanger Networks. 17. Synthesis of Distillation Sequences. 18. Simultaneous Optimization and Heat Integration. 19. Optimization Techniques for Reactor Network Synthesis. 20. Structural Optimization of Process Flowsheets. 21. Process Flexibility. 22. Optimal Design and Scheduling for Multiproduct Batch Plants. References. Exercises. Appendix A.: Summary of Optimization Theory and Methods. Appendix B.: Smooth Approximations for max { 0, f(x)}. Appendix C.: Computer Tools for Preliminary Process Design. Author Index. Subject Index.

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  • publication date: 27/03/1997
  • ISBN13: 9780134924229
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 700
  • ID: 9780134924229
  • weight: 1324
  • ISBN10: 0134924223
  • edition: United States ed

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