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Plant Design Chemical Engineers : 5th Edition - Max S. Peters

Plant Design Chemical Engineers

5th Edition


Published: 9th December 2002
For Ages: 18+ years old
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The fifth edition of "Plant Design and Economics for Chemical Engineers" is a major revision of the popular fourth edition. There are new chapters on process synthesis, computer-aided design, and design of chemical reactors. A traditionally strong feature of the text, economic analysis, has been revamped and updated. Another strength, equipment sizing and cost estimation, is updated and expanded as well. These improvements also reflect changes in equipment availability.

The numerous real examples throughout the book include computer or hand solutions, and often both. There is a new increased emphasis on computer use in design, economic evaluation, and optimization. Concepts, strategies, and approaches to computer use are featured. These concepts are not tied to particular software programs and therefore apply to wide a range of applications software, of both current and future release.

This widely used text is now more useful than ever, providing a "one-stop" guide to chemical process design and evaluation.

Introductionp. 1
Chemical Engineering Plant Designp. 1
General Overall Design Considerationsp. 2
Practical Considerations in Designp. 11
Engineering Ethics in Designp. 13
General Design Considerationsp. 15
Health and Safety Hazardsp. 15
Loss Preventionp. 29
Environmental Protectionp. 40
Plant Locationp. 52
Plant Layoutp. 56
Plant Operation and Controlp. 57
Patent Considerationsp. 62
Process Design Developmentp. 67
Development of Design Databasep. 67
Process Creationp. 69
Process Designp. 72
Process Flow Diagramsp. 77
Piping and Instrumentation Diagramsp. 79
Vessel and Piping Layout Isometricsp. 80
Equipment Design and Specificationsp. 81
The Preliminary Design - A Specific Examplep. 87
Flowsheet Synthesis and Developmentp. 125
Flowsheet Synthesis and Developmentp. 126
Process Informationp. 130
Input/Output Structurep. 135
Functions Diagramp. 137
Operations Diagramp. 143
Process Flowsheetp. 149
Algorithmic Flowsheet Generationp. 158
Comparison of Hierarchical and Algorithmic Resultsp. 189
Genetic Algorithmsp. 189
Future Approaches to Flowsheet Synthesis and Developmentp. 190
Software Use in Flowsheet Synthesisp. 190
Analysis and Evaluation of Flowsheetsp. 190
Software Use in Process Designp. 196
Software Structurep. 198
Software Capabilitiesp. 204
Software for Process Designp. 208
Software Selectionp. 216
Software Usep. 216
Avoiding Pitfalls in Software Usep. 220
Evaluation of Software Resultsp. 224
Analysis of Cost Estimationp. 226
Cash Flow for Industrial Operationsp. 226
Factors Affecting Investment and Production Costsp. 230
Capital Investmentp. 232
Estimation of Capital Investmentp. 233
Cost Indexesp. 236
Cost Components in Capital Investmentp. 239
Methods for Estimating Capital Investmentp. 249
Estimation of Revenuep. 258
Estimation of Total Product Costp. 259
Gross Profit, Net Profit, and Cash Flowp. 271
Contingenciesp. 272
Interest, Time Value of Money, Taxes, and Fixed Chargesp. 279
Interestp. 279
Cost of Capitalp. 285
Time Value of Moneyp. 290
Cash Flow Patternsp. 292
Compounding and Discounting Factorsp. 297
Income Taxesp. 303
Fixed Chargesp. 307
Profitability, Alternative Investments, and Replacementsp. 319
Profitability Standardsp. 320
Methods for Calculating Profitabilityp. 322
Alternative Investmentsp. 340
Replacementsp. 348
Practical Factors in Alternative-Investment and Replacement Analysisp. 352
Optimum Design and Design Strategyp. 358
Defining the Optimization Problemp. 359
Selecting an Objective Functionp. 361
Suboptimizationp. 363
Programming Optimizing Problemsp. 364
Optimization Solution Methodologiesp. 379
Optimization Applicationsp. 390
Materials and Fabrication Selectionp. 440
Factors Contributing to Corrosionp. 440
Combating Corrosionp. 443
Properties of Materialsp. 444
Tabulated Data for Selecting Materials of Constructionp. 457
Selection of Materialsp. 457
Fabrication of Equipmentp. 465
Written and Oral Design Reportsp. 469
Written Reportsp. 470
Oral Reportsp. 481
Materials-Handling Equipment - Design and Costsp. 485
Basic Concepts of Fluid Transportp. 485
Piping in Fluid Transport Processesp. 497
Pumping of Fluidsp. 508
Compression and Expansion of Fluidsp. 520
Agitation and Mixing of Fluidsp. 536
Flow Measurement of Fluidsp. 549
Storage and Containment of Fluidsp. 552
Transport of Solidsp. 560
Handling of Solidsp. 572
Reactor Equipment - Design and Costsp. 592
Reactor Principlesp. 594
Development of Chemical Reaction Rate Expressionsp. 605
Reaction and Reactor Performancep. 613
Reactor and Catalyst Equipmentp. 616
Heat-Transfer Equipment - Design and Costsp. 642
Basic Theory of Heat Transfer in Exchangersp. 643
Determination of Heat-Transfer Coefficientsp. 656
Determination of Pressure Drop in Heat Exchangersp. 664
Selection of Heat Exchanger Typep. 669
Design of Key Heat Exchanger Typesp. 694
Optimum Design of Heat Exchangersp. 738
General Methods for Design of Heat Exchangersp. 744
Separation Equipment - Design and Costsp. 754
Selection of Suitable Separation Processesp. 755
Equipment Design and Costs for Separating Homogeneous Mixturesp. 769
Separation by Distillationp. 769
Separation by Absorption and Strippingp. 797
Separation by Extractionp. 804
Separation Using Membranesp. 814
Separation by Adsorptionp. 824
Equipment Design and Costs for Separating Heterogeneous Mixturesp. 837
Separation by Dryingp. 839
Separation by Filtrationp. 851
The International System (SI) of Unitsp. 877
Auxiliary, Utility, and Instrumentation Cost Datap. 890
Design Problemsp. 899
Tables of Physical Properties and Constantsp. 947
Heuristics for Process Equipment Designp. 966
Software Useful for Designp. 974
Author Indexp. 976
Subject Indexp. 979
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ISBN: 9780072392661
ISBN-10: 0072392665
Series: Chemical Engineering Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1008
Published: 9th December 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 19.8  x 4.5
Weight (kg): 1.665
Edition Number: 5
Edition Type: Revised