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Plant Design and Economics for Chemical Engineers

ISBN-10: 0072392665

ISBN-13: 9780072392661

Edition: 5th 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Max Stone Peters, Klaus D. Timmerhaus, Ronald E. West

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List price: $299.33
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 12/9/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1008
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.278
Language: English

Ronald West is a Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Colorado.

Preface
Prologue
Introduction
Chemical Engineering Plant Design
General Overall Design Considerations
Practical Considerations in Design
Engineering Ethics in Design
General Design Considerations
Health and Safety Hazards
Loss Prevention
Environmental Protection
Plant Location
Plant Layout
Plant Operation and Control
Patent Considerations
Process Design Development
Development of Design Database
Process Creation
Process Design
Process Flow Diagrams
Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams
Vessel and Piping Layout Isometrics
Equipment Design and Specifications
The Preliminary Design - A Specific Example
Flowsheet Synthesis and Development
Flowsheet Synthesis and Development
Process Information
Input/Output Structure
Functions Diagram
Operations Diagram
Process Flowsheet
Algorithmic Flowsheet Generation
Comparison of Hierarchical and Algorithmic Results
Genetic Algorithms
Future Approaches to Flowsheet Synthesis and Development
Software Use in Flowsheet Synthesis
Analysis and Evaluation of Flowsheets
Software Use in Process Design
Software Structure
Software Capabilities
Software for Process Design
Software Selection
Software Use
Avoiding Pitfalls in Software Use
Evaluation of Software Results
Analysis of Cost Estimation
Cash Flow for Industrial Operations
Factors Affecting Investment and Production Costs
Capital Investment
Estimation of Capital Investment
Cost Indexes
Cost Components in Capital Investment
Methods for Estimating Capital Investment
Estimation of Revenue
Estimation of Total Product Cost
Gross Profit, Net Profit, and Cash Flow
Contingencies
Interest, Time Value of Money, Taxes, and Fixed Charges
Interest
Cost of Capital
Time Value of Money
Cash Flow Patterns
Compounding and Discounting Factors
Income Taxes
Fixed Charges
Profitability, Alternative Investments, and Replacements
Profitability Standards
Methods for Calculating Profitability
Alternative Investments
Replacements
Practical Factors in Alternative-Investment and Replacement Analysis
Optimum Design and Design Strategy
Defining the Optimization Problem
Selecting an Objective Function
Suboptimization
Programming Optimizing Problems
Optimization Solution Methodologies
Optimization Applications
Materials and Fabrication Selection
Factors Contributing to Corrosion
Combating Corrosion
Properties of Materials
Tabulated Data for Selecting Materials of Construction
Selection of Materials
Fabrication of Equipment
Written and Oral Design Reports
Written Reports
Oral Reports
Materials-Handling Equipment - Design and Costs
Basic Concepts of Fluid Transport
Piping in Fluid Transport Processes
Pumping of Fluids
Compression and Expansion of Fluids
Agitation and Mixing of Fluids
Flow Measurement of Fluids
Storage and Containment of Fluids
Transport of Solids
Handling of Solids
Reactor Equipment - Design and Costs
Reactor Principles
Development of Chemical Reaction Rate Expressions
Reaction and Reactor Performance
Reactor and Catalyst Equipment
Heat-Transfer Equipment - Design and Costs
Basic Theory of Heat Transfer in Exchangers
Determination of Heat-Transfer Coefficients
Determination of Pressure Drop in Heat Exchangers
Selection of Heat Exchanger Type
Design of Key Heat Exchanger Types
Optimum Design of Heat Exchangers
General Methods for Design of Heat Exchangers
Separation Equipment - Design and Costs
Selection of Suitable Separation Processes
Equipment Design and Costs for Separating Homogeneous Mixtures
Separation by Distillation
Separation by Absorption and Stripping
Separation by Extraction
Separation Using Membranes
Separation by Adsorption
Equipment Design and Costs for Separating Heterogeneous Mixtures
Separation by Drying
Separation by Filtration
The International System (SI) of Units
Auxiliary, Utility, and Instrumentation Cost Data
Design Problems
Tables of Physical Properties and Constants
Heuristics for Process Equipment Design
Software Useful for Design
Author Index
Subject Index