Process Equipment and Plant Design: Principles and Practices takes a holistic approach towards process design in the chemical engineering industry, dealing with the design of individual process equipment and its configuration as a complete functional system. Chapters cover typical heat and mass transfer systems and equipment included in a chemical engineering curriculum, such as heat exchangers, heat exchanger networks, evaporators, distillation, absorption, adsorption, reactors and more.
The authors expand on additional topics such as industrial cooling systems, extraction, and topics on process utilities, piping and hydraulics, including instrumentation and safety basics that supplement the equipment design procedure and help to arrive at a complete plant design. The chapters are arranged in sections pertaining to heat and mass transfer processes, reacting systems, plant hydraulics and process vessels, plant auxiliaries, and engineered safety as well as a separate chapter showcasing examples of process design in complete plants.
This comprehensive reference bridges the gap between industry and academia, while exploring best practices in design, including relevant theories in process design making this a valuable primer for fresh graduates and professionals working on design projects in the industry.
- Serves as a consolidated resource for process and plant design, including process utilities and engineered safety
- Bridges the gap between industry and academia by including practices in design and summarizing relevant theories
- Presents design solutions as a complete functional system and not merely the design of major equipment
- Provides design procedures as pseudo-code/flow-chart, along with practical considerations
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SECTION I: INTRODUCTION TO PROCESS DESIGN 1. General aspects of Process Design
SECTION II: HEAT TRANSFER PROCESSES 2. Heat Transfer Processes in Industrial Scale 3. Double Pipe Heat Exchanger 4. Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger 5. Heat Exchanger Network Analysis 6. Evaporator 7. Cooling Tower
SECTION III: MASS TRANSFER PROCESSES 8. Interphase Mass Transfer 9. Phase Equilibria 10. Absorption and Stripping 11. Distillation 12. Adsorption 13. Extraction and Leaching 14. Column Internals
SECTION IV: REACTING SYSTEMS 15. Reactors and Reactor Design
SECTION V: PLANT HYDRAULICS and PROCESS VESSELS 16. Plant hydraulics (Pumps, Compressors, Piping and Pipe fittings, Piping schemes for processes) 17. Process vessels
SECTION VI: PLANT AUXILIARIES 18. Process Utilities 19. Plant Instrumentation and Process Control 20. Engineered safety
SECTION VII: PROCESS PACKAGES 21. Design of complete process plants
Subhabrata Ray: After obtaining undergraduate (1975) and postgraduate (1977) degrees in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, Ray worked till 1986 in three refineries and the technical department at the HQ of M/s Indian Oil, the premier refining company in India. Thereafter, he worked with M/s TECHNIP-ESIA in France till he joined academics in 1988. Since then he has been teaching Process Equipment Design, Petroleum Refinery Engineering and other courses in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He is a consultant to M/s Indian Oil Corporation, M/s Numaligarh Refinery, M/s IFB Agro Industries, M/s Hydrogen Energy LLC. (USA), etc. He is also involved in several industrial consultancy and government sponsored projects involving scale up of process and plant design. He regularly conducts courses for industry. Several students under his supervision have won the Acharya P.C. Ray award by the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers for the best undergraduate design project in India.
During his tenure in teaching, he has published more than fifty research papers in international peer reviewed journals. He also holds several patents.
Gargi Das graduated in Chemical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India in 1988 with University Gold Medal. This was followed in 1990 with Institute Silver Medal for highest academic proficiency in Chemical Engineering in the M.Tech. course at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. In 1996, she obtained her Ph.D. degree from the same institute. She is also the recipient of the ISCA Young Scientist Award from Indian Science Congress in 1995, AICTE Career Award for Young Teachers by All India Council for Technical Education in 1998, Amar-Dye-Chem Award for Excellence in Research and Development by Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers in 1998 and BOYSCAST Fellowship for overseas research from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India in 1999. She has published more than sixty papers, three book chapters and holds several patents. She has also offered on-line web and video courses under the National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning, Govt. of India in areas of Chemical Engineering.