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on August 1, 2016
This is an Asian edition (by Pearson) of an excellent textbook. Relative to the U.S. edition, the chapters are reproduced exactly, but the Asian Edition is softcover and, further, the quality of the paper is not up to snuff, which is a real demerit for a hefty book of almost 900 pages. The U.S. edition of the book (by Prentice-Hall), which I also own, is hardcover and of outstanding quality in all respects.

That said, this book has an almost encyclopedic coverage of the most important concepts for practicing chemical engineers. There are many numerical examples throughout the book, and the book's website contains some very useful material (e.g., spreadsheets) that are valuable for demonstrating the methodology for implementing some quite complex thermodynamic methods.

Professors Elliott and Lira are to be congratulated for providing a very thoughtful and well-written textbook that should provide a solid foundation for one of the most important pillars of the chemical engineering profession. Thermodynamics is not for the faint of heart and a serious study of this book should demystify many of the concepts that often cause confusion, at least at the undergraduate level.

Practicing engineers, especially those that use process simulators, will welcome the clear exposition of the concepts and underlying algorithms for all the major methods and procedures, especially for hydrocarbon systems (equations of state) and chemical systems (activity coefficients). The sections on reaction equilibria, simultaneous phase and chemical equilibria, and electrolyte mixture thermodynamics are also very well written and offer much useful advice and valuable insights.
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on January 11, 2014
I have read several thermodynamics' books and this one is by far the most easy to comprehend. The authors make it a point to emphasize even what you should intuitively know long after you have forgotten how to perform certain calculations, which is a remarkable touch to the book. Good enough to even sit down to read and enjoy on a Sunday evening. No kidding.
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on June 19, 2016
I really liked the explanations in this text. I found it helpful and insightful. Some of the concepts are hard to grasp at first, but the text does a good job of explaining it. Lots of examples for a harder topic to master. Granted, I did take the class with one of the authors, so that may have helped in understanding the material. The extra content is very helpful, spreadsheets for calculations and such.
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on January 23, 2015
This book is much cheaper than the hardcover not only because of the material, but because it is the international edition. The text is the same but all of the problems are different than the American edition. If you are buying this for a class, make sure to buy the American edition or find a friend who did.
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on June 25, 2015
This book is good and has a minimal number of errors. The only thing about it is that there is so much material included and is such a dense, dry read. Kept putting me to sleep not even halfway through the various chapters. Would recommend though.
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on January 24, 2015
not sure how it happened but when I searched for this text I put in ISBN 0136068545; and was given your listing. I purchased. I never noticed it's international version or I wouldn't have bought it. Now your listing is not showing this ISBN, ~confused~ I did receive the book quickly, however; I can't help but feel you were deceptive.
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on September 29, 2015
It is very nice book for chemical engineers as well as for other stream of engineering and science students.The Authors have maintained the required information to the readers.I started using the same from 2009 (to teach). Second edition is quite good.i enjoy in reading the contents from the same.
Prof.Dr.G.Chandra Sekhar
Head of the Department Chemical Engineering
Pondicherry Engineering College
India
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on September 20, 2015
Exactly What I was looking for....Thanks so much!!!
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on January 26, 2013
This textbook is awful. It does a poor job of explaining concepts. It does not teach you how to do the problems. It does not define or explain the terminology it uses. Blame your professor that you got stuck with this garbage.
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on April 4, 2015
It's difficult but It's well written
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