Chemical Process Equipment: Selection and Design by James R. Couper

Chemical Process Equipment: Selection and Design

byJames R. Couper, W. Roy Penney, James R. Fair,

Hardcover | September 19, 2012

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Chemical Process Equipment is a results-oriented reference for engineers who specify, design, maintain or run chemical and process plants. This book delivers information on the selection, sizing and operation of process equipment in a format that enables quick and accurate decision making on standard process and equipment choices, saving time, improving productivity, and building understanding. Coverage emphasizes common real-world equipment design rather than experimental or esoteric and focuses on maximizing performance. Legacy reference for chemical and related engineers who work with vendors to design, specify and make final equipment selection decisions Copious examples of successful applications, with supporting schematics and data to illustrate the functioning and performance of equipment Provides equipment rating forms and manufacturers data, worked examples, valuable shortcut methods, and rules of thumb to demonstrate and support the design process Heavily illustrated with line drawings and schematics to aid understanding, as well as graphs and tables to illustrate performance data

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James R. Couper, D.Sc. is Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Unviersity of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.

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Title:Chemical Process Equipment: Selection and DesignFormat:HardcoverDimensions:864 pages, 10.88 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:September 19, 2012Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:012396959X

ISBN - 13:9780123969590

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Table of Contents

Rules of Thumb Summary; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Flowsheets; Chapter 3 Process Control; Chapter 4 Drivers for Moving Equipment; Chapter 5 Transfer of Solids; Chapter 6 Flow of Fluids; Chapter 7 Fluid Transport Equipment; Chapter 8 Heat Transfer and Heat Exchangers; Chapter 9 Dryers and Cooling Towers; Chapter 10 Mixing and Agitation; Chapter 11 Solid-Liquid Separation; Chapter 12 Disintegration, Agglomeration and Size Separation; Chapter 13 Distillation and Gas Absorption; Chapter 14 Extraction and Leaching; Chapter 15 Adsorption and Ion Exchange; Chapter 16 Crystallization from Solutions and Melts; Chapter 17 Chemical Reactors; Chapter 18 Process Vessels; Chapter 19 Membrane Separations; Chapter 20 Gas-Solid Separations, Chapter 21 Costs of Individual Equipment

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"They guide especially new engineers in the design and specification of equipment in preparation for buying it, providing only the material they and their collaborators have found of practical use."--Reference and Research Book News, December 2012