Plant Design and Economics for Chemical Engineers

Hardcover | December 9, 2002

byMax Peters, Klaus Timmerhaus, Ronald West

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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.

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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, eq...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:9.4 × 7.4 × 1.9 inPublished:December 9, 2002Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0072392665

ISBN - 13:9780072392661

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 General Design Considerations

3 Process Design Development

4 Flowsheet Synthesis and Development

5 Software Use in Process Design

6 Analysis of Cost Estimation

7 Interest, Time Value of Money, Taxes, and Fixed Charges

8 Profitability, Alternative Investments, and Replacements

9 Optimum Design and Design Strategy

10 Materials and Fabrication Selection

11 Written and Oral Reports

12 Materials-Handling Equipment - Design and Costs

13 Reactor Equipment - Design and Costs

14 Heat-Transfer Equipment - Design and Costs

15 Separation Equipment - Design and Costs

Appendix A The International System (SI) of Units

Appendix B Auxiliary, Utility, and Instrumentation Cost Data

Appendix C Design Problems

Appendix D Tables of Physical Properties and Constants

Appendix E Heuristics for Process Equipment Design

Appendix F Software Useful for Design