Comprehensive and practical guide to the selection and design of a wide range of chemical process equipment. Emphasis is placed on real-world process design and performance of equipment.
Provides examples of successful applications, with numerous drawings, graphs, and tables to show the functioning and performance of the equipment. Equipment rating forms and manufacturers' questionnaires are collected to illustrate the data essential to process design. Includes a chapter on equipment cost and addresses economic concerns.
* Practical guide to the selection and design of a wide range of chemical process equipment. Examples of successful, real-world applications are provided.
* Fully revised and updated with valuable shortcut methods, rules of thumb, and equipment rating forms and manufacturers' questionnaires have been collected to demonstrate the design process. Many line drawings, graphs, and tables illustrate performance data.
* Chapter 19 has been expanded to cover new information on membrane separation. Approximately 100 worked examples are included. End of chapter references also are provided.
Elsevier Science; January 2005
- ISBN 9780080476476
- Read online, or download in secure PDF format
- Title: Chemical Process Equipment
- Author: James R. Couper; W. Roy Penney; James R. Fair; Stanley M. Walas
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
In The Press
“...chemical engineers working on smaller-volume products made by batch/semibatch processes should have this encyclopedic volume on their bookshelves alongside Perry’s Chemical Engineer's Handbook
— Organic Process Research and Development Journal 2005
“It forms an invaluable summery for inexperienced and also experienced engineers who maybe starting a design from a proverbial ‘blank sheet of paper’.
— Chemical Engineering Research and Design Aug 05
“This is an excellent book that can serve as the text for an undergraduate course in plant design. It will also be very useful as a sourcebook for process -design engineers that work for smaller companies that do not have their own process equipment design standards.
— Chemical Engineering, March 2006