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Chemical Process Design: Computer-Aided Case Studies

Alexandre C. Dimian, Costin Sorin Bildea

ISBN: 978-3-527-62159-0 April 2008 527 Pages


This practical how-to-do book deals with the design of sustainable chemical processes by means of systematic methods aided by computer simulation. Ample case studies illustrate generic creative issues, as well as the efficient use of simulation techniques, with each one standing for an important issue taken from practice.
The didactic approach guides readers from basic knowledge to mastering complex flow-sheets, starting with chemistry and thermodynamics, via process synthesis, efficient use of energy and waste minimization, right up to plant-wide control and process dynamics.
The simulation results are compared with flow-sheets and performance indices of actual industrial licensed processes, while the complete input data for all the case studies is also provided, allowing readers to reproduce the results with their own simulators.
For everyone interested in the design of innovative chemical processes.
Integrated Process Design
Process Synthesis by Hierarchical Approach
Synthesis of Separation System
Reactor /
Separation /
Recycle Systems
Phenol Hydrogenation to Cyclohexanone
Alkylation of Benzene by Propylene to Cumene
Vinyl Chloride Monomer Process
Fatty-Ester Synthesis by Catalytic Distillation
Isobutane Alkylation
Vinyl Acetate Monomer Process
Acrylonitrile by Propene Ammoxidation
Biochemical Process for NOx Removal
PVC Manufactoring by Suspension Polymerization
Biodiesel Manufacturing
Bioethanol Manufacturing
From Reviews of the Project Proposal:

"I believe that the book will be a valuable addition to the currently available literature - The authors are respected and well-regarded in their field of research."
Professor Marquart, RWTH Aachen, Process Systems Engineering, Aachen, Germany