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WIE Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes with CD WIE, 3rd Edition

WIE Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes with CD WIE, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-471-37587-6

Dec 2003

704 pages

Select type: Hardcover


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This best selling text prepares students to formulate and solve material and energy balances in chemical process systems and lays the foundation for subsequent courses in chemical engineering. The text provides a realistic, informative, and positive introduction to the practice of chemical engineering.

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What Some Chemical Engineers Do for a Living.
Introduction to Engineering Calculations.
Processes and Process Variables.
Fundamentals of Material Balances.
Single-Phase Systems.
Multiphase Systems.
Energy and Energy Balances.
Balances on Nonreactive Processes.
Balances on Reactive Processes.
Computer-Aided Balance Calculations.
Balances on Transient Processes.
Production of Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride.
Steam Reforming of Natural Gas and Subsequent Synthesis of Methanol.
Scrubbing of Sulfur Dioxide from Power Plant Stack Gases.
Answers to Test Yourselves.
Answers to Selected Problems.
  • Increased clarification. Nearly every section in the new edition has been revised to increase clarification.
  • Modern Approach. A more modern approach to the use of equations of state in material balance calculations.
  • New problems and case studies. Hundreds of new/revised problems and new case studies covering a broader spectrum of chemical engineering applications.
  • CD-ROM software designed to accompany the text contains interactive instructional tutorials, an encyclopedia of chemical process equipment, a physical property database, a powerful but user friendly algebraic and differential equation-solving program, and other tools to help students study and learn the course material effectively.
  • Extended use of computer tools. Computer problems that call for spread sheeting and use of mathematical software packages as opposed to only FORTRAN programming.
  • Earlier coverage. Systematic treatment of degree-of-freedom analysis of chemical processes beginning early in the text.
  • New Coverage. Coverage of adsorption in the chapter on multiphase systems.
  • Clarity. The clarity of writing and the frequency of examples makes it easy for the students to learn.
  • Problems, problems, problems. Number and variety of chapter end problems is roughly 800.
  • Cases included. Case studies of real industrial processes are included.