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Process Equipment and Plant Design. Principles and Practices

  • Book

  • May 2020
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4612872

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.

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Table of Contents


SECTION II: HEAT TRANSFER PROCESSES2. Heat Transfer Processes in Industrial Scale3. Double Pipe Heat Exchanger4. Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger5. Heat Exchanger Network Analysis6. Evaporator7. Cooling Tower

SECTION III: MASS TRANSFER PROCESSES8. Interphase Mass Transfer9. Phase Equilibria10. Absorption and Stripping11. Distillation12. Adsorption13. Extraction and Leaching14. Column Internals

SECTION IV: REACTING SYSTEMS15. Reactors and Reactor Design

SECTION V: PLANT HYDRAULICS and PROCESS VESSELS16. Plant hydraulics (Pumps, Compressors, Piping and Pipe fittings, Piping schemes for processes)17. Process vessels

SECTION VI: PLANT AUXILIARIES18. Process Utilities19. Plant Instrumentation and Process Control20. Engineered safety

SECTION VII: PROCESS PACKAGES21. Design of complete process plants


Subhabrata Ray Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. 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 Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. 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.