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Product and Process Design Principles: Synthesis, Analysis and Design, 4th Edition

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The new 4th edition of Seider’s Product and Process Design Principles: Synthesis, Analysis and Design covers content for process design courses in the chemical engineering curriculum, showing how process design and product design are inter-linked and why studying the two is important for modern applications. A principal objective of this new edition is to describe modern strategies for the design of chemical products and processes, with an emphasis on a systematic approach. This fourth edition presents two parallel tracks: (1) product design, and (2) process design, with an emphasis on process design. Process design instructors can show easily how product designs lead to new chemical processes. Alternatively, product design can be taught in a separate course subsequent to the process design course.
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Introduction to Chemical Product Design 3

Chapter 2 Introduction to Process Design 19

Chapter 3 Design Literature, Stimulating Innovation, Energy, Environment, Sustainability, Safety, Engineering Ethics 47


Chapter 4 Molecular and Mixture Design 79

Chapter 5 Design of Chemical Devices, Functional Products, and Formulated Products 110

Chapter 6 Heuristics for Process Synthesis 132

Chapter 7 Simulation to Assist in Process Creation 162

Chapter 8 Synthesis of Networks Containing Reactors 209

Chapter 9 Synthesis of Separation Trains 234

Chapter 10 Second-Law Analysis 287

Chapter 11 Heat and Power Integration 316

Chapter 12 Heat Exchanger Design 358

Chapter 13 Separation Tower Design 386

Chapter 14 Pumps, Compressors, and Expanders 397

Chapter 15 Chemical Reactor Design 405

Chapter 16 Cost Accounting and Capital Cost Estimation 426

Chapter 17 Annual Costs, Earnings, and Profitability Analysis 498


Chapter 18 Six-Sigma Design Strategies 553

Chapter 19 Business Decision Making in Product Development 566

Chapter 20 Plantwide Controllability Assessment 576

Chapter 21 Design Optimization 597

Chapter 22 Optimal Design and Scheduling of Batch Processes 616


Chapter 23 Written Reports and Oral Presentations 631


Chapter 24 Case Study 1—Home Hemodialysis Devices 645

Chapter 25 Case Study 2—High Throughput Screening Devices for Kinase Inhibitors 657

Chapter 26 Case Study 3—Die Attach Adhesive: A Case Study of Product Development 674

Chapter 27 Case Study 4—Ammonia Process 683

Appendix I Residue Curves for Heterogeneous Systems 704

Appendix II Design Problem Statements by Area 705

Appendix III Materials of Construction 709

Table of Acronyms 711

Author Index 719

Subject Index 725

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Author Information

Warren D. Seider is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.  He received a B.S. degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan. Seider has contributed to the fields of process analysis, simulation, design, and control. He has authored or coauthored over 110 journal articles and authored or edited seven books. He helped to organize the CACHE (Computer Aids for Chemical Engineering Education) Committee in 1969 and served as its chairman. Seider is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Computers and Chemical Engineering.

Daniel R. Lewin is Professor of Chemical Engineering, the Churchill Family Chair, and the Director of the Process Systems Engineering (PSE) research group at the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology.  He received his B.Sc. from the University of Edin­burgh and his D.Sc. from the Tech­nion. He has authored or co-authored over 100 technical publications in the area of process systems engineering, as well as the first three editions of this textbook, and the multimedia CD that accompanies it.

J. D. Seader is Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. In 2004, he received, with Professor Warren D. Seider, the Warren K. Lewis Award for Chemical Engineering Education from the AIChE. In 2008, his textbook, “Separation Process Principles” with co-author Ernest J. Henley, was cited as one of 30 ground-breaking books in the last 100 years of chemical engineering.

Soemantri Widagdo is a retired R&D executive after a 15-year career at 3M. His last position was the R&D Head of 3M Southeast Asia. He received his B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia, and his M.Ch.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Stevens Institute of Technology. He has been involved in a variety of technology and product-development programs involving renewable energy, industrial and transportation applications, consumer office products, electrical and electronics applications, health care and dentistry, and display and graphics applications. He has authored and co-authored over 20 technical publications and two patents.

Rafiqul Gani is Professor of System Design at the Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, The Technical University of Denmark and the head and co-founder of the Computer Aided Product-Process Engineering Center (CAPEC).  He received a B.S degree from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, and M.S., DIC and Ph.D. degrees from Imperial College, London. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and delivered over 300 lectures, seminars and plenary/keynote lectures at international conferences, institutions and companies all over the world. Professor Gani is currently (2014-2016) the president of the EFCE (European Federation of Chemical Engineering); a member of the Board of Trustees of the AIChE; a Fellow of the AIChE and also a Fellow of IChemE.

Ka Ming Ng is Chair Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He obtained his B.S. degree from the University of Minnesota and his Ph.D. from the University of Houston. His research interests center on product conceptualization, process design and business development involving water, natural herbs, nanomaterials, and advanced materials. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers where he received the Excellence in Process Development Research Award in 2002.

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New To This Edition

  • New organization of pedagogy follows a 5 part distribution for a more smooth transition between process and product design.
  • Presentation of product and process design has been re-organized into two separate, although related, activities so that the two topics can be taught separately or together.
  • Each case study involves some engineering design calculations and/or lab data regression to be performed by students.
  • New chapters provide additional content at no added length.
  • Updated and revised examples are supplemented with videos and illustrations.



  • Instructor’s Solution Manual
  • Preface to Instructor Resources
  • PowerPoint Presentations: Our PowerPoint™ presentations contain a combination of key concepts allowing you to illustrate important topics with images, figures, and problems from the textbook.
  • Image Gallery: Use this digital repository of images displayed throughout the textbook to enliven your PowerPoint slides and interact with the reading assignments in the classroom.
  • Computer Solution Files
  • Module Instruction Sequence
  • Using Process Simulators in Chemical Engineering Software
  • Program and Simulation Files


  • Preface to Students Resources
  • Using Process Simulators in Chemical Engineering Software
  • Supplemental chapters, in PDF files, from earlier editions;
  • Program and simulation files that solve 60 example problems;
  • 93 design problem statements;
  • Multimedia courseware that uses voice, video, and animation to introduce new users of the steady-state simulators to the specifics of two of the most widely used process simulation programs, ASPEN PLUS and HYSYS (UniSim Design).
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