Introduction to Chemical Engineering Computing

ISBN-10: 0471740624
ISBN-13: 9780471740629
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $74.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Computers revolutionised the way chemical engineers design and analyse processes, whether designing large processing units or small microreactors. This text examines problems in the field of chemical engineering, and the type of computer programmes that can be used to solve them.

Preface
Introduction
Organization
Algebraic Equations
Process Simulation
Differential Equations
Appendices
Equations of State
Equation of state - mathematical formulation
Solving equations of state Using Excel
Solution using 'Goal seek'
Solution using 'Solver'
Example of a chemical engineering problem solved using 'Goal Seek'
Solving equations of state using MATLAB(r)
Example of a chemical engineering problem solved using MATLAB
Another example of a chemical engineering problem solved using MATLAB
Equations of state with Aspen Plus
Specific volume of a mixture
Chapter summary
Problems
Vapor-liquid Equilibrium
Flash and phase separation
Isothermal flash - development of equations
Example using Excel
Thermodynamic parameters
Example using MATLAB
Example using Aspen Plus
Non-ideal liquids - test of thermodynamic model
Chapter summary
Problems
Chemical Reaction Equilibrium
Chemical equilibrium expression
Example of hydrogen for fuel cells
Solution with Excel
Solution using MATLAB
Chemical equilibria with two or more equations
Multiple equations, few unknowns with MATLAB
Method 1 using the 'fsolve' command
Method 2 using the 'fminsearch' function
Variations in MATLAB
Chemical Equilibria with Aspen Plus
Chapter summary
Problems
Mass Balances with Recycle Streams
Mathematical formulation
Example without recycle
Example with recycle; comparison of sequential and simultaneous solution methods
Example of process simulation using Excel for simple mass balances
Example of process simulation using Excel including chemical reaction equilibrium
Example of process simulation using Excel including phase equilibrium
Chapter summary
Class exercises
Class discussion
Problems
Simulation of Mass Transfer Equipment
Thermodynamics
Example: multicomponent distillation with shortcut methods
Mathematical development
Example: multicomponent distillation with rigorous plate-to-plate methods
Example: packed bed absorption
Example: gas plant product separation
Chapter summary
Class exercise
Problems (using Aspen Plus)
Process Simulation
Model library
Example: Ammonia process
Utility costs
Convergence hints
Optimization
Chapter summary
Class exercise
Problems
Chemical Reactors
Mathematical formulation of reactor problems
Example: plug flow reactor and batch reactor
Example: continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR)
Using MATLAB to solve ordinary differential equations
Simple example
Use of the 'global' command
Passing parameters
Example: isothermal plug flow reactor
Example: non-isothermal flow reactor
Using FEMLAB to solve ordinary differential equations
Simple example
Example: isothermal plug flow reactor
Example: non-isothermal flow reactor
Reactor problems with mole changes and variable density
Chemical reactors with mass transfer limitations
Continuous stirred tank reactors (CSTR)
Solution using Excel
Solution using MATLAB
CSTR with multiple solutions
Solutions to multiple equations using MATLAB
Transient continuous stirred tank reactors (CSTR)
Chapter summary
Problems
Transport Process in One Dimension

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