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Chemical Engineering Dynamics: An Introduction to Modelling and Computer Simulation, 2nd, Completely Revised Edition

Chemical Engineering Dynamics: An Introduction to Modelling and Computer Simulation, 2nd, Completely Revised Edition

John Ingham, Irving J. Dunn, Elmar Heinzle, Jiri E. Prenosil

ISBN: 978-3-527-61410-3

Dec 2007

667 pages

Select type: O-Book



In this book, the modelling of dynamic chemical engineering processes is presented in a highly understandable way using the unique combination of simplified fundamental theory and direct hands-on computer simulation. The mathematics is kept to a minimum, and yet the nearly 100 examples supplied on a CD-ROM illustrate almost every aspect of chemical engineering science. Each example is described in detail, including the model equations. They are written in the modern user-friendly simulation language Berkeley Madonna, which can be run on both Windows PC and Power-Macintosh computers.

Madonna solves models comprising many ordinary differential equations using very simple programming, including arrays. It is so powerful that the model parameters may be defined as ""sliders"", which allow the effect of their change on the model behavior to be seen almost immediately. Data may be included for curve fitting, and sensitivity or multiple runs may be performed. The results can be seen simultaneously on multiple-graph windows or by using overlays. The resultant learning effect of this is tremendous. The examples can be varied to fit any real situation, and the suggested exercises provide practical guidance.

The extensive experience of the authors, both in university teaching and international courses, is reflected in this well-balanced presentation, which is suitable for the teacher, the student, the chemist or the engineer. This book provides a greater understanding of the formulation and use of mass and energy balances for chemical engineering, in a most stimulating manner.
This book is a second edition, which is much improved by the new software, and it also includes a new section on biological process examples.
Modeling Fundamentals
Formulation of Dynamic Models
Chemical Kinetics
Microbial Growth Kinetics
Signal and Process Dynamics
Time Constants
Fundamentals of Automatic Control
Numerical Aspects of Dynamic Behaviour
Stirred Tank Reactors
Stagewise Mass Transfer
Diffusion and Heat Conduction
Tubular Chemical Reactors
Differential Mass Transfer, Heat Transfer Applications
Simulation Tools
Batch Reactor Examples
Continuous Tank Reactor Examples
Tubular Reactor Examples
Semi-Continuous Reactor Examples
Mixing-Model Examples
Tank Flow Examples
Process Control Examples
Mass Transfer Process Examples
Distillation Process Examples
Heat Transfer Examples
Diffusion Process Examples
Biological Reaction Examples
Appendix: Using the Berkeley Madonna Dynamic Simulator
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