Introduction to Chemical Engineering Computing

Author: Bruce A. Finlayson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118888375

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 402

View: 589

Step-by-step instructions enable chemical engineers to master key software programs and solve complex problems Today, both students and professionals in chemical engineering must solve increasingly complex problems dealing with refineries, fuel cells, microreactors, and pharmaceutical plants, to name a few. With this book as their guide, readers learn to solve these problems using their computers and Excel, MATLAB, Aspen Plus, and COMSOL Multiphysics. Moreover, they learn how to check their solutions and validate their results to make sure they have solved the problems correctly. Now in its Second Edition, Introduction to Chemical Engineering Computing is based on the author’s firsthand teaching experience. As a result, the emphasis is on problem solving. Simple introductions help readers become conversant with each program and then tackle a broad range of problems in chemical engineering, including: Equations of state Chemical reaction equilibria Mass balances with recycle streams Thermodynamics and simulation of mass transfer equipment Process simulation Fluid flow in two and three dimensions All the chapters contain clear instructions, figures, and examples to guide readers through all the programs and types of chemical engineering problems. Problems at the end of each chapter, ranging from simple to difficult, allow readers to gradually build their skills, whether they solve the problems themselves or in teams. In addition, the book’s accompanying website lists the core principles learned from each problem, both from a chemical engineering and a computational perspective. Covering a broad range of disciplines and problems within chemical engineering, Introduction to Chemical Engineering Computing is recommended for both undergraduate and graduate students as well as practicing engineers who want to know how to choose the right computer software program and tackle almost any chemical engineering problem.

Introduction to Chemical Engineering Computing

Author: Bruce A. Finlayson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118309588

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 402

View: 4362

Introduction to Chemical Engineering Computing

Author: Bruce A. Finlayson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118309553

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 402

View: 5690

Nonlinear Analysis in Chemical Engineering

Author: Bruce A. Finlayson

Publisher: Bruce Alan Finlayson

ISBN: 9780963176516

Category: Chemical engineering

Page: 328

View: 6744

Introduction to Software for Chemical Engineers

Author: Mariano Martín Martín

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466599375

Category: Medical

Page: 613

View: 5188

The field of chemical engineering is in constant evolution, and access to information technology is changing the way chemical engineering problems are addressed. Inspired by the need for a user-friendly chemical engineering text that demonstrates the real-world applicability of different computer programs, Introduction to Software for Chemical Engineers acquaints readers with the capabilities of various general purpose, mathematical, process modeling and simulation, optimization, and specialized software packages, while explaining how to use the software to solve typical problems in fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, mass and energy balances, unit operations, reactor engineering, and process and equipment design and control. Employing nitric acid production, methanol and ammonia recycle loops, and SO2 oxidation reactor case studies and other practical examples, Introduction to Software for Chemical Engineers shows how computer packages such as Excel, MATLAB®, Mathcad, CHEMCAD, Aspen HYSYS®, gPROMS, CFD, DEM, GAMS, and AIMMS are used in the design and operation of chemical reactors, distillation columns, cooling towers, and more. Make Introduction to Software for Chemical Engineers your go-to guide and quick reference for the use of computer software in chemical engineering applications.

Introduction to Chemical Engineering Analysis Using Mathematica

Author: Henry C. Foley

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080534953

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 507

View: 4542

This book provides an introduction to chemical engineering analysis- which reviews the processes and designs used to manufacture, use, and dispose of chemical products-and to Mathematica, one of the most powerful mathematical software tools available for symbolic, numerical, and graphical computing. Analysis and computation are explained simultaneously. The book covers the core concepts of chemical engineering, ranging from the conservation of mass to chemical kinetics. At the same time the text shows how to use the latest version of Mathematica, from the basics of writing a few lines of code through developing entire analysis programs.

Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Author: Hendrick C Van Ness,Michael Abbott,Mark Swihart,J.M. Smith

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259696527

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 768

View: 7767

Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics presents comprehensive coverage of the subject of thermodynamics from a chemical engineering viewpoint. The text provides a thorough exposition of the principles of thermodynamics, and details their application to chemical processes. The content is structured to alternate between the development of thermodynamic principles and the correlation and use of thermodynamic properties as well as between theory and applications. The chapters are written in a clear, logically organized manner, and contain an abundance of realistic problems, examples, and illustrations to help students understand complex concepts. New ideas, terms, and symbols constantly challenge the readers to think and encourage them to apply this fundamental body of knowledge to the solution of practical problems. McGraw-Hill Education's Connect, is also available as an optional, add on item. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, how they need it, so that class time is more effective. Connect allows the professor to assign homework, quizzes, and tests easily and automatically grades and records the scores of the student's work. Problems are randomized to prevent sharing of answers an may also have a "multi-step solution" which helps move the students' learning along if they experience difficulty.

Introduction to Chemical Engineering


Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120345770

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 184

View: 4410

This book is an outgrowth of the author’s teaching experience of a course on Introduction to Chemical Engineering to the first-year chemical engineering students of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. The book serves to introduce the students to the role of a chemical engineer in society. In addition to the classical industries, the role of chemical engineers in several esoteric areas such as semiconductor processing and biomedical engineering is discussed. Besides highlighting the principles and processes of chemical engineering, the book shows how chemical engineering concepts from the basic sciences and economics are used to seek solutions to engineering problems. The book is rich in examples of innovative solutions found to problems faced in chemical industry. It includes a wide spectrum of topics, selected from the industrial interactions of the author. It encourages the student to see the similarities in the concepts which govern apparently dissimilar examples. It introduces various concepts, using both physical and mathematical bases, to facilitate the understanding of difficult processes such as the scale-up process. The book contains several case studies on safety, ethics and environ-mental issues in chemical process industries.

Chemical Product Design

Author: E. L. Cussler,G. D. Moggridge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113949791X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

View: 4074

The chemical industry is changing, going beyond commodity chemicals to a palette of higher value added products. This groundbreaking book, now revised and expanded, documents this change and shows how to meet the challenges implied. Presenting a four-step design process - needs, ideas, selection, manufacture - the authors supply readers with a simple design template that can be applied to a wide variety of products. Four new chapters on commodities, devices, molecules/drugs and microstructures show how this template can be applied to products including oxygen for emphysema patients, pharmaceuticals like taxol, dietary supplements like lutein, and beverages which are more satisfying. For different groups of products the authors supply both strategies for design and summaries of relevant science. Economic analysis is expanded, emphasizing the importance of speed-to-market, selling ideas to investors and an expectation of limited time in the market. Extra examples, homework problems and a solutions manual are available.



Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120340183

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 308

View: 8215

This book is an exhaustive presentation of the numerical methods used in chemical engineering. Intended primarily as a textbook for BE/BTech students of chemical engineering, the book will also be useful to research and development/process professionals in the fields of chemical, biochemical, mechanical and biomedical engineering. The initial chapters discuss the linear and nonlinear algebraic equations. The ensuing chapters cover the problems in chemical engineering thermodynamics as well as initial value problems, boundary value problems and convection–diffusion problems. Topics related to chemical reaction, dispersion and diffusion as well as steady and transient heat conduction are treated in the final chapters. The book covers a large number of numerical methods including tridiagonal matrix algorithm (TDMA) method, Newton’s method, Runge–Kutta fourth-order method, Upwind Difference Scheme (UDS) method and Alternating Direction Implicit (ADI) method. Strong emphasis is given on applications and uses of numerical analysis specifically required at the undergraduate level. The book contains numerous worked-out examples and chapter-end exercises. The answers to all chapter-end exercises are provided. The Appendix contains a total of 33 programs in C++ related to the various numerical methods explained in the book.

Introduction to Chemical Engineering: Tools for Today and Tomorrow, 5th Edition

Tools for Today and Tomorrow

Author: Kenneth A. Solen,John Harb

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1118139747

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 260

View: 3142

This concise book is a broad and highly motivational introduction for first-year engineering students to the exciting of field of chemical engineering. The material in the text is meant to precede the traditional second-year topics. It provides students with, 1) materials to assist them in deciding whether to major in chemical engineering; and 2) help for future chemical engineering majors to recognize in later courses the connections between advanced topics and relationships to the whole discipline. This text, or portions of it, may be useful for the chemical engineering portion of a broader freshman level introduction to engineering course that examines multiple engineering fields.

Mathematical Modelling and Simulation in Chemical Engineering

Author: M. Chidambaram

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108470408

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 7448

An easy to understand guide covering key principles of mathematical modelling and simulation in chemical engineering.

Linear Mathematical Models in Chemical Engineering

Author: Martin A Hjortsø,Peter Wolenski

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9813107138

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 524

View: 4709

Understanding the mathematical modeling of chemical processes is fundamental to the successful career of a researcher in chemical engineering. This book reviews, introduces, and develops the mathematics that is most frequently encountered in sophisticated chemical engineering models. The result of a collaboration between a chemical engineer and a mathematician, both of whom have taught classes on modeling and applied mathematics, the book provides a rigorous and in-depth coverage of chemical engineering model formulation and analysis as well as a text which can serve as an excellent introduction to linear mathematics for engineering students. There is a clear focus in the choice of material, worked examples, and exercises that make it unusually accessible to the target audience. The book places a heavy emphasis on applications to motivate the theory, but simultaneously maintains a high standard of rigor to add mathematical depth and understanding. The Solution Manual is available upon request for all instructors who adopt this book as a course text. Please send your request to [email protected] Sample Chapter(s) Chapter 1: Model Formulation (941 KB) Request Inspection Copy

Numerical Methods and Modeling for Chemical Engineers

Author: Mark E. Davis

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486782328

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 2786

This text introduces the quantitative treatment of differential equations arising from modeling physical phenomena in chemical engineering. Coverage includes recent topics such as ODE-IVPs, emphasizing numerical methods and modeling of 1984-era commercial mathematical software.

Artificial Intelligence in Chemical Engineering

Author: Thomas E. Quantrille,Y. A. Liu

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080571212

Category: Computers

Page: 593

View: 4064

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the part of computer science concerned with designing intelligent computer systems (systems that exhibit characteristics we associate with intelligence in human behavior). This book is the first published textbook of AI in chemical engineering, and provides broad and in-depth coverage of AI programming, AI principles, expert systems, and neural networks in chemical engineering. This book introduces the computational means and methodologies that are used to enable computers to perform intelligent engineering tasks. A key goal is to move beyond the principles of AI into its applications in chemical engineering. After reading this book, a chemical engineer will have a firm grounding in AI, know what chemical engineering applications of AI exist today, and understand the current challenges facing AI in engineering. Allows the reader to learn AI quickly using inexpensive personal computers Contains a large number of illustrative examples, simple exercises, and complex practice problems and solutions Includes a computer diskette for an illustrated case study Demonstrates an expert system for separation synthesis (EXSEP) Presents a detailed review of published literature on expert systems and neural networks in chemical engineering

Neural Networks in Bioprocessing and Chemical Engineering

Author: D. R. Baughman,Y. A. Liu

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483295656

Category: Computers

Page: 488

View: 6740

Neural networks have received a great deal of attention among scientists and engineers. In chemical engineering, neural computing has moved from pioneering projects toward mainstream industrial applications. This book introduces the fundamental principles of neural computing, and is the first to focus on its practical applications in bioprocessing and chemical engineering. Examples, problems, and 10 detailed case studies demonstrate how to develop, train, and apply neural networks. A disk containing input data files for all illustrative examples, case studies, and practice problems provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. An important goal of the book is to help the student or practitioner learn and implement neural networks quickly and inexpensively using commercially available, PC-based software tools. Detailed network specifications and training procedures are included for all neural network examples discussed in the book. Each chapter contains an introduction, chapter summary, references to further reading, practice problems, and a section on nomenclature Includes a PC-compatible disk containing input data files for examples, case studies, and practice problems Presents 10 detailed case studies Contains an extensive glossary, explaining terminology used in neural network applications in science and engineering Provides examples, problems, and ten detailed case studies of neural computing applications, including: Process fault-diagnosis of a chemical reactor Leonard Kramer fault-classification problem Process fault-diagnosis for an unsteady-state continuous stirred-tank reactor system Classification of protein secondary-structure categories Quantitative prediction and regression analysis of complex chemical kinetics Software-based sensors for quantitative predictions of product compositions from flourescent spectra in bioprocessing Quality control and optimization of an autoclave curing process for manufacturing composite materials Predictive modeling of an experimental batch fermentation process Supervisory control of the Tennessee Eastman plantwide control problem Predictive modeling and optimal design of extractive bioseparation in aqueous two-phase systems

Introduction to Chemical Engineering Kinetics and Reactor Design

Author: Charles G. Hill,Thatcher W. Root

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118797833

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

View: 9127

The Second Edition features new problems that engage readers in contemporary reactor design Highly praised by instructors, students, and chemical engineers, Introduction to Chemical Engineering Kinetics & Reactor Design has been extensively revised and updated in this Second Edition. The text continues to offer a solid background in chemical reaction kinetics as well as in material and energy balances, preparing readers with the foundation necessary for success in the design of chemical reactors. Moreover, it reflects not only the basic engineering science, but also the mathematical tools used by today’s engineers to solve problems associated with the design of chemical reactors. Introduction to Chemical Engineering Kinetics & Reactor Design enables readers to progressively build their knowledge and skills by applying the laws of conservation of mass and energy to increasingly more difficult challenges in reactor design. The first one-third of the text emphasizes general principles of chemical reaction kinetics, setting the stage for the subsequent treatment of reactors intended to carry out homogeneous reactions, heterogeneous catalytic reactions, and biochemical transformations. Topics include: Thermodynamics of chemical reactions Determination of reaction rate expressions Elements of heterogeneous catalysis Basic concepts in reactor design and ideal reactor models Temperature and energy effects in chemical reactors Basic and applied aspects of biochemical transformations and bioreactors About 70% of the problems in this Second Edition are new. These problems, frequently based on articles culled from the research literature, help readers develop a solid understanding of the material. Many of these new problems also offer readers opportunities to use current software applications such as Mathcad and MATLAB®. By enabling readers to progressively build and apply their knowledge, the Second Edition of Introduction to Chemical Engineering Kinetics & Reactor Design remains a premier text for students in chemical engineering and a valuable resource for practicing engineers.

Introduction to Scientific and Technical Computing

Author: Frank T. Willmore,Eric Jankowski,Coray Colina

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315351854

Category: Computers

Page: 303

View: 9967

Created to help scientists and engineers write computer code, this practical book addresses the important tools and techniques that are necessary for scientific computing, but which are not yet commonplace in science and engineering curricula. This book contains chapters summarizing the most important topics that computational researchers need to know about. It leverages the viewpoints of passionate experts involved with scientific computing courses around the globe and aims to be a starting point for new computational scientists and a reference for the experienced. Each contributed chapter focuses on a specific tool or skill, providing the content needed to provide a working knowledge of the topic in about one day. While many individual books on specific computing topics exist, none is explicitly focused on getting technical professionals and students up and running immediately across a variety of computational areas.

Computational Techniques for Chemical Engineers

International Series of Monographs in Chemical Engineering

Author: C. Storey,H. H. Rosenbrock

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 148315713X

Category: Science

Page: 346

View: 1332

Computational Techniques for Chemical Engineers offers a practical guide to the chemical engineer faced with a problem of computing. The computer is a servant not a master, its value depends on the instructions it is given. This book aims to help the chemical engineer in the right choice of these instructions. The text begins by outlining the principles of operation of digital and analogue computers and then discussing the difficulties which arise in formulating a problem for solution on such a machine. This is followed by separate chapters on digital computers and their programming; the use of digital computers in chemical engineering design work; optimization techniques and their application in the selection of optimum designs; the solution of sets of non-linear algebraic equations via hill-climbing; and determination of equilibrium compositions by minimization of Gibbs free energy. Subsequent chapters discuss the solution of partial or simultaneous differential equations; parameter estimation in differential equations; continuous systems; and analogue computers.