Butterworth-Heinemann, Elsevier | 2012 | ISBN: 012396959X 9780123969590 | 860 pages | PDF | 18 MB
This book is a results-oriented reference for engineers who specify, design, maintain or run chemical and process plant. The 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, building understanding. Coverage emphasizes common real-world equipment design, rather than experimental or esoteric, and focuses on maximizing performance.
The leading single volume reference for engineers who specify, design, maintain or run chemical and process plant: chemical engineers turn to Couper for results-oriented practical guidance.
• 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.
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
0: Rules of Thumb: Summary
3: Process Control
4: Drivers for Moving Equipment
5: Transfer of Solids
6: Flow Of Fluids
7: Fluid Transport Equipment
8: Heat Transfer and Heat Exchangers
9: Dryers and Cooling Towers
10: Mixing and Agitation
11: Solid-Liquid Separation
12: Disintegration, Agglomeration, and Size Separation of Particulate Solids
13: Distillation and Gas Absorption
14: Extraction and Leaching
15: Adsorption and Ion Exchange
16: Crystallization from Solutions and Melts
17: Chemical Reactors
18: Process Vessels
19: Membrane Separations
20: Gas-Solid Separations
21: Costs of Individual Equipment
Appendix A Units, Notation, and General Data
Appendix B Equipment Specification Forms
Appendix C Questionnaires Of Equipment Suppliers