The chemical engineering process design course is the capstone course for undergraduate chemical engineers. This proven text is designed to assist chemical engineering students in transitioning from solving well-posed problems in a specific subject to integrating and applying all their knowledge to solve open-ended process problems. In helping students develop and hone their design skills, its focus is process rather than plant design. It synthesizes entire chemical processes through topics relating to process equipment design and performance, the preliminary sizing of equipment, flowsheet optimization, economic evaluation of projects, the operation of chemical processes and their control, and advanced concepts in process simulation using steady state simulators and dynamic simulators.
This edition addresses the essentials of equipment design for common unit operations of fluid flow, heat transfer, separations, reactors, and more; offers multiple examples illustrating key process equipment design principles, and presents full designs for different equipment types. The authors also update websites presented in the Safety and Ethics chapters, and update indices (e.g., CEPCI) related to economic factors.