Chemical Engineering: Modeling, Simulation and Similitude
Throughout, the book adopts a very practical approach, addressing actual problems and projects likely to be encountered by the reader, as well as fundamentals and solution strategies for complex problems. It is thus equally useful for student and professional engineers and chemists involved in industrial process and production plant design, construction or upgrading.
Model types for research by modeling and simulation
Mathematical modeling based on transport phenomena equations
Use of mathematical models for parameters identification
Mathematical modeling based on stochastic processes
Stochastic and determinist heat and mass transport
Mathematical modeling based on statistics theory
Dimensional analysis and Similitude theory
José Sanchez Marcano, born in 1958, graduated from Simon Bolivar University in 1980 in chemistry and process engineering, receiving his Doctorat d'Etat in 1987 from the University of Aix-Marseille III in the field of catalysis and petrochemistry. That same year he took up a position in the Department of Operations and Projects at PEQUIVEN, gaining a postdoctoral position two years later at IRC in Lyon where he worked on catalytic oxidation processes. In 1991 he moved to the CNRS at the Laboratory of process engineering and automatics, working on catalytic membrane reactors and modeling and subsequently in 1994 to the Institut Europ饮 des Membranes in Montpellier, France. Since 2002 he has been a research director and additionally leads the group on Membrane Process Engineering at IEM. His main research interest covers catalytic membrane reactors, gas separation, membrane contactors as well as modeling and simulation of membrane processes. Dr. Sanchez Marcano has more than 60 publications and four patents to his name.