Chemical Engineering Design by Gavin Towler
Principles, Practice and Economics of Plant and Process Design

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‘Bottom line: For a holistic view of chemical engineering design, this book provides as much, if not more, than any other book available on the topic.’ Extract from Chemical Engineering Resources review.

Chemical Engineering Design is a complete course text for students of chemical engineering. Written for the Senior Design Course, and also suitable for introduction to chemical engineering courses, it covers the basics of unit operations and the latest aspects of process design, equipment selection, plant and operating economics, safety and loss prevention. It is a textbook that students will want to keep through their undergraduate education and on into their professional lives.

-New to this edition:

Revised organization into Part I: Process Design, and Part II: Plant Design. The broad themes of Part I are flowsheet development, economic analysis, safety and environmental impact and optimization. Part II contains chapters on equipment design and selection that can be used as supplements to a lecture course or as essential references for students or practicing engineers working on design projects.

New discussion of conceptual plant design, flowsheet development and revamp design

Significantly increased coverage of capital cost estimation, process costing and economics

New chapters on equipment selection, reactor design and solids handling processes

New sections on fermentation, adsorption, membrane separations, ion exchange and chromatography

Increased coverage of batch processing, food, pharmaceutical and biological processes

All equipment chapters in Part II revised and updated with current information

Updated throughout for latest US codes and standards, including API, ASME and ISA design codes and ANSI standards

Additional worked examples and homework problems

-The most complete and up to date coverage of equipment selection

-108 realistic commercial design projects from diverse industries

-A rigorous pedagogy assists learning, with detailed worked examples, end of chapter exercises,

plus supporting data and Excel spreadsheet calculations plus over 150 Patent References, for

downloading from the companion website

-Extensive instructor resources: 1170 lecture slides on CD plus fully worked solutions manual available to adopting instructors


About Gavin Towler

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Gavin Towler is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of UOP LLC, a Honeywell company. UOP is a leading supplier of catalysts, process technology, proprietary equipment and services to the oil, gas and petrochemical industries. In this capacity he is responsible for delivering process, catalyst and equipment innovations for UOP’s four businesses.Gavin has 20 years of broad experience of process and product design and has 65 US patents. He is co-author of “Chemical Engineering Design , a textbook on process design, and is an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University, where he teaches the senior design classes. Gavin has a B.A. and M.Eng. in chemical engineering from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers, and is a Fellow of the AIChE. Ray Sinnott's varied career, mainly in design and development, began with several major companies including Dupont and John Brown. The main areas covered within these appointments were: Gas Production and Distribution, Nuclear Energy, Elastomers and Textile fibres. After his career in industry he joined the Chemical Engineering Department, University of Wales Swansea in 1970, specialising in teaching process and plant design, and other engineering practice subjects. The first edition of Chemical Engineering Design (Coulson and Richardson’s Vol 6) was published in 1983. Subsequent editions have been published at approximately 5 year intervals.Ray Sinnott retired from full time teaching in 1995 but has maintained close contact with the engineering profession.
Published January 25, 2012 by Butterworth-Heinemann. 1320 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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