Chemical and Energy Process Engineering

Author: Sigurd Skogestad
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420087567
Release Date: 2008-08-27
Genre: Science

Emphasizing basic mass and energy balance principles, Chemical and Energy Process Engineering prepares the next generation of process engineers through an exemplary survey of energy process engineering, basic thermodynamics, and the analysis of energy efficiency. By emphasizing the laws of thermodynamics and the law of mass/matter conservation, the author builds a strong foundation for performing industrial process engineering calculations. The book’s systematic treatment applies these core principles on a macro-level scale, allowing for more manageable calculations. The development of new processes is demanding and exciting. The instruction within these pages enables engineers to understand and analyze existing processes and primes them for participation in the development of new ones.

Chemical Micro Process Engineering

Author: Volker Hessel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527606276
Release Date: 2006-03-06
Genre: Science

Micro process engineering is approaching both academia and industry. With the provision of micro devices, systems and whole plants by commercial suppliers, one main barrier for using these units has been eliminated. This book focuses on processes and their plants rather than on devices: what is 'before', 'behind' and 'around' micro device fabrication - and gives a comprehensive and detailed overview on the micro-reactor plants and three topic-class applications which are mixing, fuel processing, and catalyst screening. Thus, the book reflects the current level of development from 'micro-reactor design' to 'micro-reactor process design'.

Energy Information Feedback Adaptation and Self organization

Author: Spyros G Tzafestas
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319669991
Release Date: 2018-01-03
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This unique book offers a comprehensive and integrated introduction to the five fundamental elements of life and society: energy, information, feedback, adaptation, and self-organization. It is divided into two parts. Part I is concerned with energy (definition, history, energy types, energy sources, environmental impact); thermodynamics (laws, entropy definitions, energy, branches of thermodynamics, entropy interpretations, arrow of time); information (communication and transmission, modulation–demodulation, coding–decoding, information theory, information technology, information science, information systems); feedback control (history, classical methodologies, modern methodologies); adaptation (definition, mechanisms, measurement, complex adaptive systems, complexity, emergence); and self-organization (definitions/opinions, self-organized criticality, cybernetics, self-organization in complex adaptive systems, examples in nature). In turn, Part II studies the roles, impacts, and applications of the five above-mentioned elements in life and society, namely energy (biochemical energy pathways, energy flows through food chains, evolution of energy resources, energy and economy); information (information in biology, biocomputation, information technology in office automation, power generation/distribution, manufacturing, business, transportation), feedback (temperature, water, sugar and hydrogen ion regulation, autocatalysis, biological modeling, control of hard/technological and soft/managerial systems), adaptation and self-organization (ecosystems, climate change, stock market, knowledge management, man-made self-organized controllers, traffic lights control).

26th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering

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Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780444634443
Release Date: 2016-06-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering

26th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering contains the papers presented at the 26th European Society of Computer-Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE) Event held at Portorož Slovenia, from June 12th to June 15th, 2016. Themes discussed at the conference include Process-product Synthesis, Design and Integration, Modelling, Numerical analysis, Simulation and Optimization, Process Operations and Control and Education in CAPE/PSE. Presents findings and discussions from the 26th European Society of Computer-Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE) Event

Advanced Process Engineering Control

Author: Paul Serban Agachi
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110306637
Release Date: 2017-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

As a mature topic in chemical engineering, the book provides methods, problems and tools used in process control engineering. It discusses: process knowledge, sensor system technology, actuators, communication technology, and logistics, design and construction of control systems and their operation. The knowledge goes beyond the traditional process engineering field by applying the same principles, to biomedical processes, energy production and management of environmental issues. The book explains all the determinations in the "chemical systems" or "process systems", starting from the beginning of the processes, going through the intricate interdependency of the process stages, analyzing the hardware components of a control system and ending with the design of an appropriate control system for a process parameter or a whole process. The book is first addressed to the students and graduates of the departments of Chemical or Process Engineering. Second, to the chemical or process engineers in all industries or research and development centers, because they will notice the resemblance in approach from the system and control point of view, between different fields which might seem far from each other, but share the same control philosophy.

Plant and Process Engineering 360

Author: Mike Tooley
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781856178402
Release Date: 2009-11-23
Genre: Science

This one-stop reference brings together essential information from a wide range of leading sources, providing coverage of important day-to-day topics, including fundamentals, key technologies, best practices, and rules of thumb.

Chemical Process Engineering

Author: Harry Silla
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824756444
Release Date: 2003-08-08
Genre: Science

Chemical Process Engineering presents a systematic approach to solving design problems by listing the needed equations, calculating degrees-of-freedom, developing calculation procedures to generate process specifications- mostly pressures, temperatures, compositions, and flow rates- and sizing equipment. This illustrative reference/text tabulates numerous easy-to-follow calculation procedures as well as the relationships needed for sizing commonly used equipment.

Food Process Engineering Operations

Author: George D. Saravacos
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420083545
Release Date: 2011-02-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A unique and interdisciplinary field, food processing must meet basic process engineering considerations such as material and energy balances, as well as the more specialized requirements of food acceptance, human nutrition, and food safety. Food engineering, therefore, is a field of major concern to university departments of food science, and chemical and biological engineering as well as engineers and scientists working in various food processing industries. Part of the notable CRC Press Contemporary Food Engineering series, Food Process Engineering Operations focuses on the application of chemical engineering unit operations to the handling, processing, packaging, and distribution of food products. Chapters 1 through 5 open the text with a review of the fundamentals of process engineering and food processing technology, with typical examples of food process applications. The body of the book then covers food process engineering operations in detail, including theory, process equipment, engineering operations, and application examples and problems. Based on the authors’ long teaching and research experience both in the US and Greece, this highly accessible textbook employs simple diagrams to illustrate the mechanism of each operation and the main components of the process equipment. It uses simplified calculations requiring only elementary calculus and offers realistic values of food engineering properties taken from the published literature and the authors’ experience. The appendix contains useful engineering data for process calculations, such as steam tables, engineering properties, engineering diagrams, and suppliers of process equipment. Designed as a one or two semester textbook for food science students, Food Process Engineering Operations examines the applications of process engineering fundamentals to food processing technology making it an important reference for students of chemical and biological engineering interested in food engineering, and for scientists, engineers, and technologists working in food processing industries.

Energy Management and Efficiency for the Process Industries

Author: Alan P. Rossiter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119033394
Release Date: 2015-03-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Provides a unique overview of energy management for the process industries Provides an overall approach to energy management and places the technical issues that drive energy efficiency in context Combines the perspectives of freewheeling consultants and corporate insiders In two sections, the book provides the organizational framework (Section 1) within which the technical aspects of energy management, described in Section 2, can be most effectively executed Includes success stories from three very different companies that have achieved excellence in their energy management efforts Covers energy management, including the role of the energy manager, designing and implementing energy management programs, energy benchmarking, reporting, and energy management systems Technical topics cover efficiency improvement opportunities in a wide range of utility systems and process equipment types, as well as techniques to improve process design and operation

Process Engineering and Industrial Management

Author: Jean-Pierre Dal Pont
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118565988
Release Date: 2013-03-04
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Process Engineering, the science and art of transforming rawmaterials and energy into a vast array of commercial materials, wasconceived at the end of the 19th Century. Its history in the roleof the Process Industries has been quite honorable, and techniquesand products have contributed to improve health, welfare andquality of life. Today, industrial enterprises, which are still amajor source of wealth, have to deal with new challenges in aglobal world. They need to reconsider their strategy taking intoaccount environmental constraints, social requirements, profit,competition, and resource depletion. “Systems thinking” is a prerequisite from processdevelopment at the lab level to good project management. Newmanufacturing concepts have to be considered, taking into accountLCA, supply chain management, recycling, plant flexibility,continuous development, process intensification andinnovation. This book combines experience from academia and industry in thefield of industrialization, i.e. in all processes involved in theconversion of research into successful operations. Enterprises arefacing major challenges in a world of fierce competition andglobalization. Process engineering techniques provide ProcessIndustries with the necessary tools to cope with these issues. Thechapters of this book give a new approach to the management oftechnology, projects and manufacturing. Contents Part 1: The Company as of Today 1. The Industrial Company: its Purpose, History, Context, and itsTomorrow?, Jean-Pierre Dal Pont. 2. The Two Modes of Operation of the Company – Operationaland Entrepreneurial, Jean-Pierre Dal Pont. 3. The Strategic Management of the Company: Industrial Aspects,Jean-Pierre Dal Pont. Part 2: Process Development and Industrialization 4. Chemical Engineering and Process Engineering, Jean-Pierre DalPont. 5. Foundations of Process Industrialization, Jean-FrançoisJoly. 6. The Industrialization Process: Preliminary Projects, Jean-PierreDal Pont and Michel Royer. 7. Lifecycle Analysis and Eco-Design: Innovation Tools forSustainable Industrial Chemistry, Sylvain Caillol. 8. Methods for Design and Evaluation of Sustainable Processes andIndustrial Systems, Catherine Azzaro-Pantel. 9. Project Management Techniques: Engineering, Jean-Pierre DalPont. Part 3: The Necessary Adaptation of the Company for theFuture 10. Japanese Methods, Jean-Pierre Dal Pont. 11. Innovation in Chemical Engineering Industries, Oliver Potierand Mauricio Camargo. 12. The Place of Intensified Processes in the Plant of the Future,Laurent Falk. 13. Change Management, Jean-Pierre Dal Pont. 14. The Plant of the Future, Jean-Pierre Dal Pont.

Principles of Chemical Engineering Processes

Author: Nayef Ghasem
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482222289
Release Date: 2014-11-10
Genre: Science

Principles of Chemical Engineering Processes: Material and Energy Balances introduces the basic principles and calculation techniques used in the field of chemical engineering, providing a solid understanding of the fundamentals of the application of material and energy balances. Packed with illustrative examples and case studies, this book: Discusses problems in material and energy balances related to chemical reactors Explains the concepts of dimensions, units, psychrometry, steam properties, and conservation of mass and energy Demonstrates how MATLAB® and Simulink® can be used to solve complicated problems of material and energy balances Shows how to solve steady-state and transient mass and energy balance problems involving multiple-unit processes and recycle, bypass, and purge streams Develops quantitative problem-solving skills, specifically the ability to think quantitatively (including numbers and units), the ability to translate words into diagrams and mathematical expressions, the ability to use common sense to interpret vague and ambiguous language in problem statements, and the ability to make judicious use of approximations and reasonable assumptions to simplify problems This Second Edition has been updated based upon feedback from professors and students. It features a new chapter related to single- and multiphase systems and contains additional solved examples and homework problems. Educational software, downloadable exercises, and a solutions manual are available with qualifying course adoption.

Green Process Engineering

Author: Martine Poux
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482208184
Release Date: 2015-06-02
Genre: Science

This book has been edited by Martine Poux, Patrick Cognet and Christophe Gourdon from the Laboratoire de Génie Chimique/ENSIACET, Toulouse. It presents an ensemble of methods and new chemical engineering routes that can be integrated in industrial processing for safer, more flexible, economical, and ecological production processes in the context of green and sustainable engineering. Different methods for improving process performance are dealt with, including: • Eco-design and process optimization by systemic approaches • New technologies for intensification • Radical change of industrial processes via the use of new media and new routes for chemical synthesis These various methods are fully illustrated with examples and industrial cases, making this book application oriented.

Micro Process Engineering

Author: Norbert Kockmann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527675050
Release Date: 2013-03-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This edition of 'Micro Process Engineering' was originally published in the successful series 'Advanced Micro & Nanosystems'. Authors from leading industrial players and research institutions present a concise and didactical introduction to Micro Process Engineering, the combination of microtechnology and process engineering into a most promising and powerful tool for revolutionizing chemical processes and industrial mass production of bulk materials, fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals and many other products. The book takes the readers from the fundamentals of engineering methods, transport processes, and fluid dynamics to device conception, simulation and modelling, control interfaces and issues of modularity and compatibility. Fabrication strategies and techniques are examined next, focused on the fabrication of suitable microcomponents from various materials such as metals, polymers, silicon, ceramics and glass. The book concludes with actual applications and operational aspects of micro process systems, giving broad coverage to industrial efforts in America, Europe and Asia as well as laboratory equipment and education.

Transport Phenomena in Micro Process Engineering

Author: Norbert Kockmann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540746188
Release Date: 2007-11-12
Genre: Science

In this book, the fundamentals of chemical engineering are presented with respect to applications in micro system technology, microfluidics, and transport processes within microstructures. Special features of the book include the state-of-the-art in micro process engineering, a detailed treatment of transport phenomena for engineers, and a design methodology from transport effects to economic considerations.