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Handbook of Chemical Engineering Calculations Hardcover – September 2, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-0071362627 ISBN-10: 0071362622 Edition: 3rd

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Product Details

  • Series: McGraw-Hill Handbooks
  • Hardcover: 800 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 3 edition (September 2, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071362622
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071362627
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 1.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,226,316 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Revised & Expanded Third Edition!


If solving chemical engineering problems quickly and accurately is key to your work, here's an invaluable info-packed resource: McGraw-Hill's Handbook of Chemical Engineering Calculations.

Fully revised and expanded, this Third Edition delivers step-by-step procedures for performing a wide array of chemical engineering calculations -- along with fully worked-out examples that help you avoid costly errors.

With practical techniques that help you solve problems manually, or by setting up computer-based procedures, this authoritative guide features new sections covering:
* Biotechnology
* Water pollution control
* Chemical process plant cost engineering

And revised and updated sections on:
* Physical and chemical properties
* Stoichiometry
* Chemical equilibrium
* Reaction kinetics and reactor design
* Flow of fluids and solids
* Heat transfer
* Distillation
* Crystallization
* Absorption and stripping
* Filtration
* Liquid agitation
* Size reduction
* Air pollution control
* And much, much more!

An indispensable tool for chemical engineers, this handbook will minimize your effort — and maximize your output!

About the Author

Nicholas Chopey is Editor-in-Chief at Chemical Engineering magazine, with more than 45 years' experience in engineering and publishing. A former process engineer with Esso (now part of ExxonMobil), he is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and of the American Society for Engineering Education.

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Dirk J. Willard on January 6, 2006
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I bought this book in 2000 because I was going back into consulting and needed to augment my quick-reference books. Contractors are paid by the hour! This book helped me solved exactly one problem. I did not write an editorial then because I hoped I would find out that I was wrong in my initial assessment. Everything else I could solve using various chemical engineering PE preparation material. This is stuff I either collected and condensed or got from other text. If you want a better choice refer to Randall Robinson's "Chemical Engineering Reference Manual." My main complaint about this book, besides that it digs deeper ruts in a well-worn trail is that the explanations are missing steps. I would not recommend this book to anyone.

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Other choices for the consulting chemical engineer include: Hicks, "Handbook of Engineering Calculations;" Coulson and Richardson's "Chemical Engineering Design, vol. 6;" Ludwig's series "Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants," Stanley Walas's "Chemical Process Equipment, Selection and Design," and, Schweitzer's "Handbook of Separation Techniques for Chemical Engineers." Schweitzer has gotten quite expensive at $300 but I have an earlier edition and I doubt if it has been upgraded much. The Ludwig series is very expensive and not commendable to quick calculations. Coulson is useful for its short comparisons of unit operation methods while Hicks is good for everyday calculations. Walas is a good reference but its detail falls somewhat short, between Hicks and Ludwig. There are other books that may be useful but you will probably find, as I have, that it is a hit and miss proposition.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Chuck on October 15, 2005
Format: Hardcover
The Redlich-Kwong equation given specific for pressure given in this text is in error. It should be:


The procedure given for calculating specific volume is accurate as far as I know and I've been told that it is. The original equation of state is not stated correctly though which would affect a simple calculation for pressure such as in a pressure vessel given temperature and density of enclosed gas.
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