Chemical Engineering Process Simulation by Nishanth G. Chemmangattuvalappil

Chemical Engineering Process Simulation

byNishanth G. Chemmangattuvalappil

Paperback | June 23, 2017

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Chemical Engineering Process Simulationis ideal for students, early career researchers, and practitioners, as it guides you through chemical processes and unit operations using the main simulation softwares that are used in the industrial sector. This book will help you predict the characteristics of a process using mathematical models and computer-aided process simulation tools, as well as model and simulate process performance before detailed process design takes place.

Content coverage includes steady and dynamic simulations, the similarities and differences between process simulators, an introduction to operating units, and convergence tips and tricks. You will also learn about the use of simulation for risk studies to enhance process resilience, fault finding in abnormal situations, and for training operators to control the process in difficult situations. This experienced author team combines industry knowledge with effective teaching methods to make an accessible and clear comprehensive guide to process simulation.



  • Covers the fundamentals of process simulation, theory, and advanced applications
  • Includes case studies of various difficulty levels to practice and apply the developed skills
  • Features step-by-step guides to using Aspen Plus and HYSYS for process simulations available on companion site
  • Helps readers predict the characteristics of a process using mathematical models and computer-aided process simulation tools

About The Author

Dr. Nishanth Chemmangattuvalappil is an Associated Professor of Chemical Engineering in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at University of Nottingham Malaysia. He is also the Head of Sustainable Process Integration Group of the Environmental Research Division of the University of Nottingham, Malaysia campus. He r...

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Title:Chemical Engineering Process SimulationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:468 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 23, 2017Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128037822

ISBN - 13:9780128037829

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Basics of Process Simulation A brief history of process simulation Sequential modular approach for steady-state process simulation Computer-aided mass balance calculation with spreadsheet Equation oriented process simulation Fluid package definition Thermodynamic method selection Equations of state Liquid activity models Component selection and hypothetical definitions Vapor-liquid equilibrium Thermodynamic descriptions of unit operations Basic flowsheeting Degrees of freedom approach Simulation of recycle streams: convergence tips and tricks Introduction to unit operation modelling (reactors, flash, distillation, etc.) Introduction to dynamic simulation

Part 2 Aspen HYSYS How to simulate an integrated flowsheet: a simple example Industrial case studies Refrigeration loop with economizer NGL Fractionation - Turboexpander and NGL train

Part 3 Aspen Plus Simulation of integrated flowsheets: some industrial case studies Dynamics simulation and control in Aspen Plus Dynamics Design and control of azeotropic distillation systems Design and control of reactive distillation systems Synthesis and operation of heat exchanger networks Simulation and optimization of steam power plants