A diverse range of materials like fuels, fertilizers, processed foods, life-saving pharmaceuticals and filtered clean water are being produced today. Several stages and processes are gone through during their production. Different materials or chemicals are added or removed in each step, and energy in the form of heat is also gained or lost. A chemical engineer needs to have a thorough understanding of how much of different materials are needed for the required output, as well as the energy balance of the processes involved. Taking a course in chemical process calculations will help an engineer to gain such an understanding.
The book provides a simple treatment of the subject matter. The fundamental principles are explained through 173 worked examples. 154 exercise problems with answers are also given for practice.
Dr K Asokan is Deputy Director and Head, Chlor-Alkali Division, Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI), Karaikudi, Tamilnadu). Since 1988, he has been teaching chemical process calculations, mass transfer and heat transfer for the students of the unique B.Tech. Chemical and Electrochemical Engineering course at CECRI.
Dr Asokan has published several research papers in national and international journals in the area of electrolytic production of inorganic chemicals based on membrane cell technology. He has four Indian patents and one US patent to his credit.
Dimensions, Units and Conversions / Basic Concepts / Material Balance in Non-Reaction Systems / Material Balance in Reaction Systems / Material Balance in Unit Operations / Unsteady State Material Balance / Energy Balance / Fuels and Combustion / Answers to Problems
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