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1. Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook,
2. Elements of Chemical Reaction
3. Chemical Engineering Reference
4. Chemical Engineering Design: Principles,
5. Basic Principles and Calculations
6. Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers,
7. Practice Problems for the Chemical
8. Chemical and Process Thermodynamics
9. Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering
10. Handbook of Chemical Engineering
11. Chemical Engineering Kinetics
12. Engineering and Chemical Thermodynamics
13. Chemical Engineering Design and
14. Six-Minute Solutions For Chemical
15. Introduction to Chemical Process
16. Chemical Engineering Vol 6, Second
17. Introduction to Chemical Engineering:
18. Chemical Reaction Engineering,
19. Chemical, Biochemical, and Engineering
20. Introduction to Chemical Engineering

1. Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, Eighth Edition (Chemical Engineers Handbook)
by Don Green, Robert Perry
Hardcover: 2400 Pages (2007-10-23)
list price: US$199.00 -- used & new: US$84.15
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Asin: 0071422943
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Get Cutting-Edge Coverage of All Chemical Engineering Topics—from Fundamentals to the Latest Computer Applications.

First published in 1934, Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook has equipped generations of engineers and chemists with an expert source of chemical engineering information and data. Now updated to reflect the latest technology and processes of the new millennium, the Eighth Edition of this classic guide provides unsurpassed coverage of every aspect of chemical engineering-from fundamental principles to chemical processes and equipment to new computer applications.

Filled with over 700 detailed illustrations, the Eighth Edition of Perry's Chemcial Engineering Handbook features:

  • Comprehensive tables and charts for unit conversion
  • A greatly expanded section on physical and chemical data
  • New to this edition: the latest advances in distillation, liquid-liquid extraction, reactor modeling, biological processes, biochemical and membrane separation processes, and chemical plant safety practiceswith accident case histories

Inside This Updated Chemical Engineering Guide

Conversion Factors and Mathematical Symbols • Physical and Chemical Data • Mathematics • Thermodynamics • Heat and Mass Transfer • Fluid and Particle Dynamics Reaction Kinetics • Process Control • Process Economics • Transport and Storage of Fluids • Heat Transfer Equipment • Psychrometry, Evaporative Cooling, and Solids Drying • Distillation • Gas Absorption and Gas-Liquid System Design • Liquid-Liquid Extraction Operations and Equipment • Adsorption and Ion Exchange • Gas-Solid Operations and Equipment • Liquid-Solid Operations and Equipment • Solid-Solid Operations and Equipment • Size Reduction and Size Enlargement • Handling of Bulk Solids and Packaging of Solids and Liquids • Alternative Separation Processes • And Many Other Topics! ... Read more

Customer Reviews (34)

5-0 out of 5 stars Bought for my son
Book was shipped on time and given for christmas.The kid I sent off to college came back a some type of super human genius who actually understands what is in this book.

As for me, I don't really have a clue, but he said he needed it.

4-0 out of 5 stars usefull chemical engineering handbook for life
this book has all the information on everything chemical engineering related that you might need to know for your entire lifetime. Highly recommend this to any engineer or any other discipline out there who wants to have ALOT of relevant and useful information in one book.

1-0 out of 5 stars Caution! Not compatible with Windows Vista!
I just got a new computer with Windows Vista.When I tryed to run my Perry's Handbook Electronic Version, I got an error message: "The version of this file is not compatible with the version of windows you're running.Check your computer's operating system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher."
DO NOT buy this product if you have Windows Vista!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great version of this classic handbook
As a Chemical Engineer, I reference Perry's Handbook weekly. The CD-ROM version is much more accessible to those of us in this new computer saavy generation. The searchability (index? what's that?) and interactivity make this a worth-while buy, especially if you don't already have a paper copy ofPerry's. You can select data from a table and paste into other applications, instead of staring at the tiny print of a huge book and typing all the numbers by hand. You can also find topics quickly by the contents (which are linked to other parts of the book) and the search features. All in all, a good buy for me. WARNING! This is ONLY compatible with Windows machines. A Mac user will be able to see the information, but not use the search functions or the interactive data tables.

4-0 out of 5 stars An unbeatable resource
Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook handbook is really a mixed bag, and how useful it turns out to be is really a matter of what kind of information you are looking for. I've always felt that this is the definitive book if you want raw facts and numbers. The entire volume is crammed with technical data that, for some, can't be found elsewhere. All the groundwork is covered; conversion factors, symbols, kinetics, interdisciplinary studies (several), thermodynamics, and just about anything else that coincides with the field of engineering. On a personal level, I've used it on several occasions when collecting field data, but its uses go well beyond that. For the sheer amount of information covered, the volume remains fairly well organized, and never veers too far from what you are researching.

The downside is that it can often seem overwhelming to students or those with passing involvement or interest. Despite the dependable presentation, it can be difficult to understand for people who haven't been brought up to speed on the variation of the topic they wish to examine. Even though the all the data is present, understanding it won't be easy until you've familiarized yourself and comprehend the tables and usage. Some claim that the book was written primarily for academics, though I don't see that as true. Anyone can use the book effectively once they get the hang of it.

Even though it might have some drawbacks, I truly can't see how anyone in the field of Chemical Engineering could not have this book on their shelf. It is the ultimate source of chemical data and interdisciplinary studies. If you don't yet own this one, I really can't see how you can go wrong in purchasing it. ... Read more

2. Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering (4th Edition)
by H. Scott Fogler
Hardcover: 1080 Pages (2005-09-02)
list price: US$145.00 -- used & new: US$111.47
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Asin: 0130473944
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The Definitive, Fully Updated Guide to Solving Real-World Chemical Reaction Engineering Problems

The fourth edition of Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering is a completely revised version of the worldwide best-selling book. It combines authoritative coverage of the principles of chemical reaction engineering with an unsurpassed focus on critical thinking and creative problem solving, employing open-ended questions and stressing the Socratic method. Clear and superbly organized, it integrates text, visuals, and computer simulations to help readers solve even the most challenging problems through reasoning, rather than by memorizing equations.

Thorough coverage of the fundamentals of chemical reaction engineering forms the backbone of this trusted text. To enhance the transfer of core skills to real-life settings, three styles of problems are included for each subject

  1. Straightforward problems that reinforce the material
  2. Problems that allow students to explore the issues and look for optimum solutions
  3. Open-ended problems that encourage students to practice creative problem-solving skills

H. Scott Fogler has updated his classic text to provide even more coverage of bioreactions, industrial chemistry with real reactors and reactions, and an even broader range of applications, along with the newest digital techniques, such as FEMLAB. The fourth edition of Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering contains wide-ranging examples—from smog to blood clotting, ethylene oxide production to tissue engineering, antifreeze to cobra bites, and computer chip manufacturing to chemical plant safety.

About the CD-ROM

The CD-ROM offers numerous enrichment opportunities for both students and instructors, including the following Learning Resources:

  • Summary Notes: Chapter-specific interactive material to address the different learning styles in the Felder/Solomon learning-style index
  • Learning Resources: Web modules, reactor lab modules, interactive computer modules, solved problems, and problem-solving heuristics
  • Living Example Problems: More than fifty-five interactive simulations in POLYMATH software, which allow students to explore the examples and ask “what-if” questions
  • Professional Reference Shelf: Advanced content, ranging from collision and transition state theory to aerosol reactors, DFT, runaway reactions, and pharmacokinetics
  • Additional Study Materials: Extra homework problems, course syllabi, and Web links to related material
  • Latest Software to Solve “Digital Age” Problems: FEMLAB to solve PDEs for the axial and radial concentration and temperature profiles, and Polymath to do regression, solve nonlinear equations, and solve single and coupled ODEs

Throughout the book, icons help readers link concepts and procedures to the material on the CD-ROM for fully integrated learning and reference.

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Customer Reviews (21)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excelent!
This book is really great.
I am very happy with this purchase. I bought it because in a predoctoral exam someone put me a conversion problem in a plug reactor and this book explained the problem clear. I am not a chemical engineer, but I could understand it very well.

3-0 out of 5 stars confusing book
Although this book does provide useful information, it is not especially clearly presented. Example problems are often less than helpful. Three quarters of the way thorugh an example the next line will say Ooops! and explain why the approach used for the problem was incorrect. Overall not a very good book.

1-0 out of 5 stars I am not sure why this book is highly rated
I bought this book for an undergraduate class for over $200 brand new.My teacher only used the book for homework problems and explained the concepts his own way. I tried to read the book, but it just confused me because the text's approach to math is poor.After the class I sold the book.I had to buy it again for a graduate school course.Again, the more I read the book, the more confused I was about the subject, so I stuck to the approach I was taught, and I did much better in the course than those who tried to learn from the book.There are many typos.You would need a book just as thick of corrections. I feel like I could summarize the entire book with a few pages of equations.Yet people praise the book.I don't know why.

5-0 out of 5 stars right on time
I did not have any problems. it arrived right on time and it is new anyway!

5-0 out of 5 stars Everything I Expected!
Excellent delivery time, great price, mint condition.The book even included the expected software.Overall, no complaints and speedy delivery.Would buy from again! ... Read more

3. Chemical Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam, 6th ed.
by MichaelR. Lindeburg PE
Hardcover: 1120 Pages (2003-10-24)
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Asin: 1591260078
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The Chemical Engineering Reference Manual (CHRM6) is the most thorough reference and study guide available for engineers taking the chemical PE exam. It is current for the all-objective exam format. Comprehensive coverage of chemical engineering topics and an excellent index make this a reference you will use long after the exam.

The coverage you need

CHRM6 prepares you for the major exam topics

  • Fluids
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Environmental
  • Mass Transfer
  • Kinetics
  • Plant Design
  • Law and Ethics

The book starts with a math review to get you up to speed with algebra, trigonometry, geometry, calculus, and statistical analysis. Many solved example problems reinforce the concepts covered. Whatever you need to review, chances are excellent you'll find it here.

The data you need

Hundreds of tables, charts, and figures make this an all-in-one resource for the exam. The cross-referenced index guarantees that during the exam you'll find information quickly and easily. Having CHRM6 with you in the exam cuts down considerably on the number of other specialized resources you'll need.

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Have for the PE Exam
This book was a great overall reference during the PE Exam. As mentioned in other reviews, the kinetics portion is lacking, so bring a copy of Chemical Reaction Engineering by Levenspiel to the exam. Other recommended titles for use on the exam: Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, Fundamentals Principles of Chemical Processes by Felder & Rousseau and Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering by McCabe, Smith and Harriot.

4-0 out of 5 stars A very useful but imperfect study guide
I used this book quite extensively in my preparation for the PE Exam.I also used it in the exam as one of the two most important references (the others being Perry's).

There were good sections on:
* Test preparation guidelines
* Thermodynamics
* Combustion and chemical reactions
* Fluid mechanics / momentum transfer
* Heat transfer
* Psychrometrics
* Economics

The following sections do need some improvement and beefing up:
* Kinetics.Many other reveiwers have already commented on this.You will need a good textbook on the subject in addition to this book.
* Mass Transfer.The sections here are mostly acceptable but as I found out when I ordered the sample NCEES exam, I needed a lot more than was in this text.If you order this book you will also need a good unit operations text to consult.A specific weakness was in the area of absorption/stripping columns.

There was also a lot of information that really is unnecessary.While very interesting, the Environmental section,encompassing eight chapters, provides little in the way of topics pertinent to the exam.The same holds true for the design section.Besides psychrometrics and economics, there is very little useful pertaining to the exam material.

The book has some mistakes, but [...] has a pretty thorough list of errata.The online program associated with the text provides access to an experienced engineer who provides insight into the most important topics on the exam.

If I had to do it over, I would still purchase this book.Thanks to much of what was in here, I passed the exam in the first attempt - and it has been a long time since I've taken any type of ChemE exam!

4-0 out of 5 stars Chemical PE Exam Tips!
First of all, you should really use this book to study for the exam.It does a very good job with heat transfer, combustion, work and energy balances, phase diagrams, and liquid-vapor-solid equilibrium including McCabe-Thiele.Also just full of good fundamental things: ideal gas law, real gases, steam, etc.I took the exam twice and passed the second time mostly due to a change in my method of studying.I haven't done design engineering in years, so I felt like I was starting from scratch.Ok, tips and tricks:

* Buy this book along with the quick reference guide.Plan on using ONLY the quick reference guide for the exam, however, make page # references to the larger reference manual within the quick reference.My quick reference was FULL of notes and pages and the 2nd time, I only opened the larger book for reference material, not equations.

* Memorize the units for all characteristics - pressure, enthalpy, viscosity, specific heat, density, molecular weight etc.

* Don't spend too much time trying to re-learn integral calculus so you can solve kinetics problems.Actually, don't spend too much time on kinetics at all if it's not already a strong point for you.Become very familiar with the most basic of questions: heat transfer, fluid dynamics, mass and energy balances, reaction stoichiometry, PV=nRT, and you'll pass.Kinetics is a small percentage.

* Use Cameron's for fluid dynamics and don't bog yourself down with Bernoulli.Just think of liquid in terms of head, and understand how to convert to pressure.

* Bring Perry's to the exam (don't spend much time going through it before hand) as a resource for the "weird" questions that come up.You'll be surprised how many exam questions seem to be lifted right out of sentences in Perry's.

Good luck to everyone!

5-0 out of 5 stars vital
FYI: I passed the 4/09 exam on the first try.My other materials were the 6 Minute Solutions, the NCEES Practice Test, and the old D&P License Review.

This book is not as statistically complete as Perry's of course, and you need to get that book too for the exam (i.e., stupid look-it-up misc. materials or chemical properties questions) but it's the best all-around everything book for the exam.Organized fantastically, written in dummy's language (thanks Lindberg), used for at least 75 % of the Q's.If you're a real nerd you'll like it just for the reading (it's interesting).This book I'm keeping... and my job is not even real engineering!

5-0 out of 5 stars Very useful
This product did exactly what it was supposed to do, be the primary reference for the PE exam. ... Read more

4. Chemical Engineering Design: Principles, Practice and Economics of Plant and Process Design
by Gavin Towler, R K Sinnott
Hardcover: 1266 Pages (2007-12-10)
list price: US$93.95 -- used & new: US$74.09
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Asin: 0750684232
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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''Bottom line: For a holistic view of chemical engineering design, this book provides as much, if not more, than any other book available on the topic.' Extract from Chemical Engineering Resources review.

Chemical Engineering Design is a complete course text for students of chemical engineering. Written for the Senior Design Course, and also suitable for introduction to chemical engineering courses, it covers the basics of unit operations and the latest aspects of process design, equipment selection, plant and operating economics, safety and loss prevention. It is a textbook that students will want to keep through their undergraduate education and on into their professional lives.

* Provides students with a text of unmatched relevance for the Senior Design Course and Introductory Chemical Engineering Courses
* Teaches commercial engineering tools for simulation and costing
* Comprehensive coverage of unit operations, design and economics
Strong emphasis on HS&E issues, codes and standards, including API, ASME and ISA design codes and ANSI standards
* 108 realistic commercial design projects from diverse industries
* A rigorous pedagogy assists learning, with detailed worked examples, end of chapter exercises, plus supporting data and Excel spreadsheet calculations plus over 150 Patent References, for downloading from the companion website
* Extensive instructor resources: 1170 lecture slides on CD plus fully worked solutions manual ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Process Design Reference
It can be helpful to know the background of the person leaving the review: I obtained both a Bachelor's and Master's degree from the University of Toledo, and for the last three years, I have worked both as a process and process control engineer in industry (2007-2010).Before I purchased a process control book, I did much research and I know now that I made the right decision.Whether you are student who is trying to learn process design for the first time or if you are already in your career (academia or industry), this is a book that compiles much information in one place.The chemical engineering student, as well as the process engineer in industry, would benefit from this wealth of information pertaining to the design of unit operations equipment.Now I use this as reference material for potential, future capital projects at work. ... Read more

5. Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering (7th Edition)
by David M. Himmelblau, James B. Riggs
Hardcover: 1072 Pages (2003-12-18)
list price: US$144.00 -- used & new: US$80.00
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Asin: 0131406345
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This book is intended to serve as an introduction to the principles and techniques used in the field of chemical, petroleum, and environmental engineering. Although the range of subjects deemed to be in the province of chemical engineering has broadened over the last decade, the basic principles involved in chemical engineering remain the same. This book lays a foundation of certain information and skills that can be repeatedly employed in subsequent courses as well as in professional life. Much of the previous edition has been rewritten. One new topic (Chapter 20) on adsorption has been added.Reorganization: Although each chapter has been revised, the sequence of the topics and the format remain about the same. The Seventh edition takes individual topics that were previously in one long chapter, and makes them individual short chapters of them so that readers can feel a sense of accomplishment more rapidly and review more definitively.In addition to the revised learning tutorial placed on CD, the new edition boasts revamped problem solving strategy (now emphasized in all of the examples) and brand new problems to solve (35% of the problems are brand new). ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Everything I was expecting
I needed this book for a Chemical Engineering class at RIT. It was hardcover, nicely packaged with foam and bubble wrap so there were no dinged corners. It came with the sheet of equations and the CD-rom. I bought the New version, so it came with everything as if I had gotten it from my school book store. Also, there was an estimated 2 weeks delivery. But they got it shipped within a day and I had it on my doorstep in less than a week!

1-0 out of 5 stars Blame game
I ordered a new hardback version.

I was sent a paperback which had been marked up with a black magic marker.

They tried to blame amazon but my order specifically called for a new hardback

Now they want me to go to the trouble of shipping it back (which I will).

However,I want other people to be aware that they may also be shipped a paperback instead of hardback.

Also, it is supposed to be new.....and it has been marked up inside.

I beleive this company is hoping I will keep the paperback instead of going to the trouble or returning the paperback and ordering a hardback from someone else.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Textbook
This was the book that got me started in Chemical Engineering. Nowadays, I solve a problem every few years and need a refresher. The first chapter starts out with details on units and basic concepts. The next chapter evolves into more and more complicated material balances. The following chapters discuss concepts such as adiabatic flame temperature, Clausius-Clapeyron's equation (vapor pressure relates to heat of vaporization), average heat capacity and enthalpy of flue gases, psychrometry (water-air only), etc.. In the final section, the complexity of combined heat and material balances is addressed.

In all, this is an excellent book for an introduction to Chemical Engineering or, as I use it now, as a great reference. I've had to retire my first copy and am using a new version. One bit of advice: get good copies of large and small psychrometry charts: 10-110 F dry bulb (small chart); 10-260+ (large chart).Put these in an envelope in the flap of the book for quick access.

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5-0 out of 5 stars A well written book
I bought this book when I was taking my course in material and energy balances, I have got the one by Felder and Rosseau which I thought, no offence to the authors, totally awful, and not good for self-teaching at all. I have another title ("Introduction to Chemical Processes") by Regina Murphy which although not on the same level as this, is a much light-hearted approach to the same subject matter. On the whole for anyone who wants to teach and understand material and energy balances for Chemical Engineers, this book is one I would recommend highly.

5-0 out of 5 stars From an Industrial Practitioner of Process Measurement & Control
This book is an excellent reference on Chemical Engineering Principles and Calculations for any engineer or practitioner working in the process industries. I am an Electronic Engineer, but I have been working for the last 16 years as an Instrumentation, Automation and Process Control Engineer for the Oil & Gas Industry. As a result I have been involved with Chemical Engineering issues in a day to day basic.

I have found this book to be an ideal self-study guide. In this Edition the authors have included several categories of problems sets to assist in self-study. Self-assessment tests with answers (in Appendix A) follow each section, and thought and discussion problems follow the self-assessment tests.

If a non Chemical Engineer can learn Chemical Engineering Principles from this book, I guarantee that any Chemical Engineering student or practitioner will find this readable textbook very useful. ... Read more

6. Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers, Fourth Edition
by Carl R. Branan
Paperback: 496 Pages (2005-08-30)
list price: US$119.00 -- used & new: US$81.69
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Asin: 0750678569
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This new edition of the most complete handbook for chemical and process engineers incorporates the latest information for engineers and practitioners who depend on it as a working tool. New material explores the recent trends and updates of gas treating and fractionator computer solutions analysis. Substantial additions to this edition include a new section on gasification that reflects the many new trends and techniques in the field and a treatment on compressible fluid flow.

This convenient volume provides engineers with hundreds of common sense techniques, shortcuts, and calculations to quickly and accurately solve day-to-day design, operations, and equipment problems.Here, in a compact, easy-to-use format, are practical tips, handy formulas, correlations, curves, charts, tables, and shortcut methods that will save engineers valuable time and effort.

* The standard handbook for chemical and process engineers

* All new material on pinch point analysis on networks of heat exchangers and updates on gas treating in process design and heat transfer

* Hundreds of common sense techniques and calculations ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Any practicing Chemical Engineer must have this book
This book is a work horse.It is extremly practical and to the point.Important concepts and design equations are laid out in a concise and easy to read format.This book noteworthy for the depth of the material covered and the incredibly succint delivery of that information.

5-0 out of 5 stars Useful but read the fine print
This reference is highly useful for consulting work. It has its limits. A true rule-of-thumb book for chemical engineers would require volumes so I would say the author did well, hence the 5 stars. A good example of the limits of this book are what he does with knock-out pots. He limits his presentation to reflux drums instead of expanding his study to KO pots in general. The section on reflux drums is difficult to use because the tables presented for liquid holding times is difficult to understand, let alone use. The reader would be tempted to use this method for KO pots unless he sees the fine print in the corner of the page. Look for these caveates.

The index is good, which is critical for such a reference. If I had a choice between buying Hicks or Branan, it would be a hard choice. I would probably advise the cheaper book, Branan. Besides, Hicks, "Standard Handbook of Engineering Calculations," covers a broad range of engineering calculations. Branan is more focused on chemical engineering. It is unfortunate that it is not expanded to cover more of the field.

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3-0 out of 5 stars Question about Units used (US and Metric?)

I do not have a copy of the current edition, but a year ago I investigated purchasing a previous edition. What deterred me at the time was that all tips, tricks and equations etc. were in US units and thus only of very limited appeal to the Metric world.

A question to a reviewer of the 4th edition - has the book become "international", i.e. quoting metric and US units? If not, it shall remain of limited desirability in the free world.


5-0 out of 5 stars From an Industrial Practitioner - This is an Excellent Quick Reference
This book is an excellent and priceless reference on Process Equipment Fundamentals and Quick Calculations for any engineer or practitioner working in the process industries. I am an Electronic Engineer, but I have been working for the last 16 years as an Instrumentation, Automation and Process Control Engineer for the Oil & Gas Industry. As a result I have been involved with Chemical Engineering issues in a day to day basic.

I have found this book to be an excellent tool aid to analyze operational problems that affect process performance.

Chemical engineers working in operations and design for the process industries will find this book most useful.

5-0 out of 5 stars A MUST HAVE books for Chemical Engineers
This is one of the few MUST HAVE books for Chemical Engineers doing process engineering.When I travel (for work) I always take "Transport Phenomena" (aka BSL), The GPA Databook and "Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers".Rules of Thumb... is a great reference for process design and trouble shooting field problems.

A Practical Tip: The best thing to do with "Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers" is to carefuly remove the binding and put it into a 3-hole notebook (e.g., the GPA databook) and then file all the classic process design articles with the appropriate chapters. ... Read more

7. Practice Problems for the Chemical Engineering PE Exam: A Companion to the Chemical Engineering Reference Manual, 6th ed.
by MichaelR. Lindeburg PE
Paperback: 496 Pages (2003-10-24)
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Asin: 1591260086
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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More than 450 practice problems coordinate with the chapters in the Chemical Engineering Reference Manual, so you can work appropriate problems as you study. You'll reinforce what you've learned and discover where you may need additional preparation. Most of the practice problems are in the PE exam's multiple-choice format. Step-by-step solutions provide clear, complete explanations of how to reach the answer most efficiently.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Very helpful for PE Preparation
This book of problems is meant to accompany the "Chemical Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam, 6th ed." by the same author.The nice thing about this product is that it is reasonably well supported by the website [...], which publishes errata for any mistakes that may have crept in.

Now I will caution you - this book serves the purpose of reaquainting you with concepts that you may have forgotten, but does not fully get you ready for the questions posed on a PE exam.Approximately one month before you take the PE exam, be sure to look at the NCEES sample test, available from the NCEES website.The NCEES publication gives you a better feel for what you will be up against.That said, this book was still extremely helpful in many of the key topics and has, for the most part, well-explained solutions.

4-0 out of 5 stars Recommended Book
Good 'catch all' book.An exhastive coverage of all aspects of ChE.The problems are very selective and challenging.They are a little cumbersome to work thru, but well worth it;The problems seem designed to help w/ applying ChE principles versus simple 'plug-in-the-number' problem solving.It has helped me with understanding when and how to make realistic assumptions, making a long problem much shorter.The problems also seem to be more challenging then the actual sample exams.It makes taking the sample PE exams a breeze.

Highly recommended also is the Lindeburg, ChE reference manual for PE exam.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must have
This book does what it needs to do.I worked all of the problems in this book as my way of studing for the PE.I then did the pratice exam problems.Between both of these I was able to pass the first time.Do not get this book with out the referance manual.I do not believe that I could of passed without the referance manual. ... Read more

8. Chemical and Process Thermodynamics (3rd Edition)
by B. G. Kyle
Hardcover: 764 Pages (1999-10-12)
list price: US$115.00 -- used & new: US$125.00
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Asin: 0130874116
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Presents an example-rich guide to chemical engineering thermodynamics focusing on current techniques, new applications, and today's computerized tools.Reveals the how and why of chemical engineering thermodynamics, to dramatically improve problem-solving effectiveness.CD-ROM included. DLC Thermodynamics. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Solid thermo book w/ some application
This book is well written and explains thermo science in detail.Not only does this book teach the theory; it teaches how to apply the theory in the design of real chemical systems. This book is tough sleding...although not as tough as Sandler's book on thermo, which is also, in my opinion, and better book.I

My only real dislike of this book is the formating...I read this book for long hours at a time in my thermo class (it was one of three books required for the course) and I must say the text and page layout of the book really bothered me. ... Read more

9. Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering (7th edition)(McGraw Hill Chemical Engineering Series)
by Warren McCabe, Julian Smith, Peter Harriott
Hardcover: 1152 Pages (2004-10-27)
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Asin: 0072848235
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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******Recently Published!******Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering, 7th edition continues its lengthy, successful tradition of being one of McGraw-Hill's oldest texts in the Chemical Engineering Series.Since 1956, this text has been the most comprehensive of the introductory, undergraduate, chemical engineering titles available. Separate chapters are devoted to each of the principle unit operations, grouped into four sections: fluid mechanics, heat transfer, mass transfer and equilibrium stages, and operations involving particulate solids.

Now in its seventh edition, the text still contains its balanced treatment of theory and engineering practice, with many practical, illustrative examples included.Almost 30% of the problems have been revised or are new, some of which cover modern topics such as food processing and biotechnology. Other unique topics of this text include diafiltration, adsorption and membrane operations. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars unit operations of chem engineering
not happy with this book as there were chapters missingfrom it 2 to be exact. I sent it back to the seller> The capters were repeated with the previous chapters from earlier on in the book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I wanted!
Exactly what I always wanted a 7th edition Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering Book!! Perfect Condition and everything!

3-0 out of 5 stars Capital V for velocity, you gotta be kidding me!
Beats buying the US hardcover for nearly $200 dollars. I really dislike this book on the way it's written. BSL is a much more intuitive book and far more detailed but this is obviously a more advanced text.

International Edition is exactly the same but the paper is extremely cheap. Ripping pages by accident is not uncommon. You get what you pay for. I'm gonna take my $100 I saved to buy...

4-0 out of 5 stars The ChE book to keep
If you only keep one ChE book from school this should be it.Along with Perry's, this is a must have for any ChE in downstream or chemical operations.

5-0 out of 5 stars HSLOE
Best book I know about Chemical Engineering. It provided me with the theoretical understanding of most of the technological problems through out my life as a responsible engineer working 25 years for an international food company. ... Read more

10. Handbook of Chemical Engineering Calculations
by Nicholas Chopey
Hardcover: 800 Pages (2003-09-02)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Handbook shoes how to solve the main process-related problems that often crop up in chemical engineering practice. Includes new chapters on biotechnology, cost engineering, and water-pollution control. For chemical engineers. Previous edition: c1994. DLC: Chemical engineering--Mathematics. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Poor Explanations, Nothing You Can't Get Elsewhere
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.

Post Script
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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4-0 out of 5 stars Watch Out
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.

5-0 out of 5 stars Nice step-by-step examples for various calculations
As a chemical engineer, this book rates up there with Perry's on value of information.Chopey does a very nice job of including detailed step-by-step calculations for a multitude of subjects.The many examplesare very relevant to the text and provide good insight to the calculationprocess.The book is very well organized and easy to use. ... Read more

11. Chemical Engineering Kinetics
by J.M. Smith
 Paperback: 676 Pages (1981-06-01)

Isbn: 0070665745
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12. Engineering and Chemical Thermodynamics
by Milo D. Koretsky
Paperback: 580 Pages (2003-11-12)
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Asin: 0471385867
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This is a conceptually based text that will provide the reader with a solid foundation in chemical thermodynamics. While being accessible, it will also be rigorous enough to provide the basis for more advanced treatises. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great
I ordered this book for my son.He said it was in perfect condition and arrived very quickly.Thank you!!

2-0 out of 5 stars Where is the beef? Totally not recommendable for NE1, sorry!
There are many intro texts on thermo out on the market the most valuable and popular of which have been listed and categorized in Koretsky's Appendix F2. Dazzled by the brilliant quality of most other WHE Wiley Higher Education books you have spotted this BRAND NEW Wiley product somehow somewhere and now ask yourself how it compares, since you cannot find it in your J-college library or on site bookstore. If you did, you would not even go for my review here, I am sure.Short, it does +not+ compare: it's not even a competitor! So I should not be reviewing it here in my AMAZON.COM-review 'list of truely competing thermo texts'. I still do because you have always been interested in WHE titles, and especially in its NEW publications. Otherwise you would not be here reading this review ;-)
First you will immediately notice that the book is remarkably short (498p) and not prettily layout; this is +not+ a matter of taste: the book typeset +is+ ugly and makes it look old (-fashioned)! Second, you will notice the inaccurate ("incomplete") notation of state variables dependencies, state functions, equations and formulas, as compared to Sandler's-book. Third, after page browsing through the entire book, you will notice that the book +is+ different in conception, structure and actual setup from most other thermo books. Good or not? Well, all chapters begin very promising with long narrative introductions but after having read the (surprisingly short) chapters you ask yourself 'was that all?' and 'wasnt anything missed out and where's the beef?'. And you are right, the book +is+ incomplete in numerous respects. On the one hand, the explanations of concepts together with the nice and many figures (generally you dont see that many illustrations in thermo texts, do you?) are very good and helpful. Text, side equations/formulas and examples are integrated into one solid unitary flow, which makes the thermo (intro) narration easy to read and follow. On the other hand, this unity/flow doesnt allow for a systematic, well-structured, organized development of main formulas: the disorganization of presented material can lead to considerable confusion (similar to SmithVanNess-book!).
Tragically the beef (the Appendices start on page 499. the very last page number is 553, so the book +is+ short in scope) has been cut down to some concise and superficial yet neat treatment of the most often used and practical equations in thermo, only. Incomplete book, in fact I am missing many many basic formulas, usually presented in form of collection of equations or a collective table.
Examples are stepwise detailed, good!, but contentwise trivial, bad! Same with the end-of-chapter problems which hardly surpass the introductory educational level. Wiley's new product: Missing depth, missing advanced material, missing completeness, missing comprehensiveness. So why buy? Only for the good narrative flow and good explanation/visualization of concepts? No. Better choose one from the Appendix F2!
I dont expect any other reviewer to defend the overall quality of this rare disappointment by WILEY HIGHER EDUCATION. I dont expect any student (libraries yes) to decide for this text if he/she's given free purchase choice among all competitors (Koretsky's cannot be called a competitor!). I do expect the publisher to discontinue it after this first edition c2004. But hey, before WILEY does so...go and get a copy of the FREE ThermoSolver software. It is the most outstanding and recommended feature of Koretsky's book and a true masterpiece of software engineering!
Rated two stars. One for the highly useful software, half a star for the collective of the few Pro's (helpful figures, many figures, integrative flow of narration, good explanation of concepts), and another half for WILEY's courage to release a didactically new, conceptually based teaching approach to introductory chemical thermodynamics (but what a failure the total outcome, the end product!). If you are bored (like me), feel free to check out a library copy, otherwise stay with your purchased Sandler's and supplemental readings published by Prentice Hall, Butterworth-Heinemann, Wiley-Interscience, and Springer (see Appendix F2, and the commented list in Poling/Prausnitz/O'Connell 5th ed. 2001). And if you can wait, a new edition of Sandler's (4/E) is expected to be out in spring 2006! (more prospective info at wiley.com or globalbooksinprint.com)

4-0 out of 5 stars First edition, but oh well
This text is good for exactly what it claims:the undergraduate.If you're looking for a good general text on thermodynamics that you can use throughout your career (even as a graduate student), this is NOT it.But if you're looking for an easy-to-approach and helpful book that spoon-feeds you the (admitedly difficult the first time) concepts of thermodynamics, this is the text for you.Koretsky himself is upfront about this in the preface.There are a lot of funny errors in this printing (look in the front cover to see that the units for gravitational acceleration are m^2/s and that a m^3 is only 10^-3 L.That would be a LOT of Coke).But hey, even BS&L (the hailed transport phenomena text of chemical engineering) is full of them (if you don't believe me, check out the correngia on Bird's website at U of W).The charts in the back are somewhat complicated to use, at least a lot more than my favorite textbook of all time, Felder and Rosseau's Introduction to Chemical Engineering. In conclusion, good for the confused and undergraduate, of little value to the graduate and practicing.

5-0 out of 5 stars Glib but I Like It.
VLE by EOS done by hand useing VanderWaal instead of peng-robinson which requires computer.By truncating exponent author makes compressor & turbine calculations, such as for a brayton cycle analysis, possible with a cheap $10 calculater instead of an expensive $100 RPN device.I'm keeping it. ... Read more

13. Chemical Engineering Design and Analysis: An Introduction (Cambridge Series in Chemical Engineering)
by T. Michael Duncan, Jeffrey A. Reimer
Paperback: 394 Pages (1998-08-28)
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Asin: 0521639565
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Students taking their first chemical engineering course plunge into the "nuts and bolts" of mass and energy balances, often missing the broad view of what chemical engineers do. This innovative text offers a well-paced introduction to chemical engineering.The text helps students practice engineering.They are introduced to the fundamental steps in design and three methods of analysis: mathematical modeling, graphical methods, and dimensional analysis.In addition, students apply engineering skills, such as how to simplify calculations through assumptions and approximations; how to verify calculations, significant figures, spreadsheets, graphing (standard, semi-log and log-log); and how to use data maps. It also describes the chemical engineering profession.Students learn engineering skills by designing and analyzing chemical processes and process units in order to assess product quality, economics, safety, and environmental impact. This text will help students develop engineering skills early in their studies and encourage an informed decision of whether to study chemical engineering.Solutions manual available. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent introduction for the beginning student
This book presents the concepts of chemical engineering at a basic levelfor a student at the introductory level. Topics are discussed logically andconcisely with an appropriate level of detail to give the student a solidfoundation for further study. This book assumes only a basic high schoollevel math and chemistry education. As a first year college student, Ifound the book extremely helpful. It explained the material in a clear andstraightforward manner. I recommend this book to any student interested inbeginning a career in chemical engineering. ... Read more

14. Six-Minute Solutions For Chemical PE Exam Problems
by Marta Vasquez, Robert R. Zinn
Paperback: 124 Pages (2004-06-01)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars helpful, worthwhile... but much harder than the test will be
I just took the PE exam (earlier today) and I used the six-minute solutions in my study prep.I have some pro's and cons.
1.It covers the most of topics you will find on the exam.
2.The solutions work through the problems thoroughly and also explain why the incorrect answers are incorrect.
3.The problems are formatted like the test: multiply choice, one scenario per question.some of the other sample test will describe a scenario and then ask several questions that build on one another.
4.If you can blow through these problems you will not have any issues the the real thing.

1.Errors.The are at least 12 errors in the scenarios and the solutions.Make sure you download the errata off the ppi website before you start or you be pulling your hair out.
2.The problems are much more difficult than what you see in the exam.Some of the solutions take 2+ pages (4 columns) of type written calculations!Six-minutes my arse.Don't be surprised if you send 45-60 minutes on a problem.They have problems that include several iterations and large amounts of calculations.There is even one extraction problem that they construct a to-scale graphical solution to determine number of stages.You will NOT see this on the test.

Bottom line:I recommend getting this as a part of your study materials.I was able work through all of the problems eventually, but don't let the difficulty of the problems get you down.The real test is not involved.Get the NCEES practice exam and use it as your timed trial test.

I definately recommend the Michael Lindeburg series of books especially the Reference Manual.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent practice tool for PE exam
This little book is bigger than what meets the eye.Excersices are practical and explanations are very detailed.Anyone involved in Chemical Engineering practice should have one, at least to practice a few exercises to keep your engineering knowledge sharp.Consider it a chemical engineer "quick mental fitness manual". ... Read more

15. Introduction to Chemical Process Technology
Hardcover: 324 Pages (1980-07-31)
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16. Chemical Engineering Vol 6, Second Edition: Design (Chemical Engineering Vol. 6)
by R K Sinnott
Paperback: 976 Pages (1996-06-12)
list price: US$59.95
Isbn: 0750625589
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Coulson and Richardson's classic series provides the student with an account of the fundamentals of chemical engineering and constitutes the definitive work on the subject for academics and practitioners.

Each book provides clear explanations of theory and thorough coverage of practical applications, supported by numerous worked examples and problems. Thus, the text is designed for students as well as being comprehensive in coverage. Volume 6 is an
introduction to chemical engineering design.This new edition has been fully revised and updated. In addition, the text has been reset and all diagrams redrawn, resulting in a book which is clearer and easier to use than ever before.This book will be valuable for, not only undergraduate students, but also to chemical engineers in industry and chemists and mechanical engineers who have to tackle problems arising in the process industry. Chemical Industry Digest ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A must for any Chemical Engineer
I found this book to be an excellent text and an invaluble resource for any Chemical Engineer whether a student or a working professional. The book is well laid out and a surprisingly easy read even for those beginning achem eng course. I would recommend it to anyone.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must for any undergraduate chem eng design project!
As a graduate chemical engineer, fortunate to be one of Ray Sinnott's students, it is with great pleasure that I write about his book. The design project is a crucial part of any undergraduate program encompassing chemical engineering or related topics,ie Bio-chemical engineering and Process Bio-technology to name just a few. It is not until the student (of one of the most complex and challenging degree schemes) becomes involved with the "design project" do they realise the problems that need to be overcome to just start the most simple of tasks. The text is a valuable tool to quick and accurate methods to start the basic design of the majority of traditional unit operations. The text of course relies on the user to have some engineering knowledge and paves the way for the application of the more rigorous software design packages that are available today.Coverage is given is to many topics in the book especially in the areas of safe design/operation and costing, with many further references given at the end of chapter. This is a book that you will buy and continue to use all your practicing life, as myself and friends will testify!! There is no other text book that I have come across which gives so much practical information, yet so easily accessed. James Evans M.Eng.(University of Wales, Swansea.(UK)) ... Read more

17. Introduction to Chemical Engineering: Tools for Today and Tomorrow
by Kenneth A. Solen, John Harb
Paperback: 260 Pages (2010-08-16)
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Asin: 0470885726
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Students will be led step-by-step through a chemical engineering project that illustrates important aspects of the discipline and how they are connected. At each step, they will be presented with a new aspect of chemical engineering and have the opportunity to use what they have learned to solve engineering problems and make engineering decisions. The overview of chemical engineering presented in Introduction to Chemical Engineering: Tools for Today and Tomorrow, 1st Edition helps rstudents to form a conceptual “skeleton” of the discipline. It has an increased focus on contemporary applications of chemical engineering.  Brief statements about the leadership role of chemical engineering have been added regarding the many challenges that come with it. Discussions have been added to the end of most chapters providing examples of how topics in the chapter are applied to current problems of society to help motivate student study of the topics.

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4-0 out of 5 stars as promised
Used book was as described.Totally acceptable and very usable.Would order from this seller again.A great intro to Chemical Engineering.Helped cement decision to major in Chemical Engineering. ... Read more

18. Chemical Reaction Engineering, 3rd Edition
by Octave Levenspiel
Hardcover: 688 Pages (1998-08-13)
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Asin: 047125424X
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Chemical reaction engineering is concerned with the exploitation of chemical reactions on a commercial scale. It's goal is the successful design and operation of chemical reactors. This text emphasizes qualitative arguments, simple design methods, graphical procedures, and frequent comparison of capabilities of the major reactor types. Simple ideas are treated first, and are then extended to the more complex. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great text should have ordered before my PE exam
This is a great text on chemical reaction kinetics and I wish I would have had it before I took my PE exam.I am still waiting on results, I am confident I passed but struggled with 4-5 kinetics questions that this text would have been very helpful on.Even though I dont do reaction kinetics in my day to day job its a great technical reference.

3-0 out of 5 stars PRETTY GOOD
This book is gokay for introduction of Chemical Reactors and all that.However, I would highly recommend that you purchase a used one.It just not worth buying a new copy.

1-0 out of 5 stars Worst Chem E book ever
I think this is the worest Chem E book ever.too bad its one of the only aviablable books for reaction engineering since levenspeil was the first to do alot of these things back in the 50s and 60s.there are numerous mistakes in every chapter.Be weary when using this book to study from.

4-0 out of 5 stars A decent undergraduate book
CRE is not a bad book. The author does a good job of explaining reactor design fundamentals, from simple kinetic models to complex reactor systems involving heat/material transfer or multiple reaction contents.He lays the groundwork well early on be using simple, clear examples.There are numerous typos (mostly in the text, though, not the problems. The text itself is in large and legible type.In addition, the book is not overcrowded-like a lot of life science books-with meaningless pictures, text, history, etc (but it might take the boredom meter to a new level for some readers).Although not a big deal, Levenspiel uses some language that makes you kinda wonder what planet he came from.Also, the author puts all the variable nomenclature at the beginning of the book, which is really annoying because you have to flip back and forth until you memorize each character variable.Other than that, it should be adequate to get you through the course w/o a great deal of trouble.

2-0 out of 5 stars Too detailed
As a final year undergraduate, I find that this book is fairly useless. Although the information is in there, it is nigh on impossible to find. It would probably be of use to someone who is working on research in that field, but to a student who has not yet done such detailed work, don't bother. Save your money and spend it on beer. ... Read more

19. Chemical, Biochemical, and Engineering Thermodynamics
by Stanley I. Sandler
Hardcover: 960 Pages (2006-01-18)
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A modern, accessible, and applied approach to chemical thermodynamics
Thermodynamics is central to the practice of chemical engineering, yet students sometimes feel that the discipline is too abstract while they are studying the subject.

By providing an applied and modern approach, Stanley Sandler's Chemical, Biochemical, and Engineering Thermodynamics, Fourth Edition helps students see the value and relevance of studying thermodynamics to all areas of chemical engineering, and gives them the depth of coverage they need to develop a solid understanding of the key principles in the field.

Key Features
* Highlights applications of thermodynamics to subjects that chemical engineering students will see in later courses.
* Realistic problems introduce students to the types of challenges they will encounter in industry and graduate research.
* The Fourth Edition has been reorganized into 15 chapters, providing shorter chapters that introduce students to the subject in more bite-sized pieces.
* Presents biochemical examples, particularly in Chapters 11 and 12, and in all of Chapter 15 entitled "Biochemical Applications of Thermodynamics."
* Coverage of environmental and safety applications of thermodynamics provides course material useful for ABET accreditation.
* Includes a brief introduction to the new field of product engineering in Chapter 12.
* Instructional objectives and nomenclature lists at the beginning of each chapter provide useful study tools.
* Students can solve problems using MATHCAD(r), MATLAB(r) and Visual Basic programs that accompany this textbook.
* An accompanying CD features a 120-day trial version of MATHCAD, as well as MATHCAD worksheets, an extensive properties database, and Windows-friendly Visual Basic and MATLAB programs for equation of state and UNIFAC calculations. (These worksheets and programs are also available online at the book website.)
* Also included on the CD are PDF files of important data figures that students can download and print for use in solving homework problems.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Coverage, Prerequisite Recommended
Thought this book had excellent coverage of thermodynamic topics in terms of scope and depth. Problems and illustrations are thoughtful as well. Rereading the chapters help in understanding.
However, I would recommend readers get a good understanding of the basic definitions as well as physical interpretations of the basic thermodynamic state variables. A book like Atkin's Physical Chemistry serves this purpose well. Afterwards, Sandler's book will be easier to digest.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not for students who are starting out in thermo
This book is really complex and not helpful to learn from if you've never taken (or briefly taken) thermodynamics before. You definitely need the teacher to explain what is going on in the book (which mine doesn't so relying on the book doesn't help). The problems are mostly different from the examples in the book and definitely not straightforward at all (I would not have been able to solve some of the problems if my teacher didn't show me how to do them because some are tricky and you need to know little tricks here and there). Furthermore, if you are one of those persons that needs to see almost every step to solving problems, this book skips quite a bit of steps and leaves you wondering how they got there. It would be a great book if you already know thermodynamics and are a graduate student. For those taking thermo (for some crazy requisite, like I need to despite the fact that I'm in environmental engineering) not a good textbook.

5-0 out of 5 stars Chemical, Biochemical, and Engineering Thermodynamics
The book is pretty good if you are a Chemical Engineer. It explains the theoretical stuff pretty well, but the examples are not as detailed. Overall, it is a much better book than other ones that are out right now. The author definitely geared it towards chemical and bio-engineers.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best graduate level test book
This book was intended for undergrads.However, I feel this book is more advanced for that unless this is at least your second thermo book.With that said, this is an excellent book on chemical engineering thermodynamics.It has many many excellent sections, and too many too list.But it is not perfect event though it is more perfect than any other graduate level text books I own.Unlike undergraduate text books, graduate text books are never perfect to me.The topics, the depth are never perfect for self study.I alway use one book as a primary source and use a couple of other ones as reference.But I find this book is exceptional and I did not purchase another book on this topic.

The only complain I have about this book is its treatment on entropy.It is too terse and too quick.Entropy is critical for subsequent understanding of Gibbs free energy and so forth.But there is an easy solution.Get yourself Moran's book as a companion to bridge the gap and maybe a few other minor gaps you find here and there.

As a summary, I would not buy this book if this were my first thermo book.I will highly recommend it, however, to people who already know the basics.

5-0 out of 5 stars New book were sold to me as a used book! :)
I purchased a used book from these guys. They are amazing! The book was literally like new. And I got the book on time. Definitely If I need a book, I'll buy it from these guys. ... Read more

20. Introduction to Chemical Engineering Kinetics & Reactor Design
by Charles G Hill Jr.
Paperback: 608 Pages (1977-10-13)
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Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars Hardcover does not mean paperback
I paid $130 for this book that was described as a HARDCOVER, even in the title.However, when I received the book it the mail, it was in fact a paperback book.I was not pleased with this, but I had no other option but to keep it because I needed the book at the time.I attempted to review the book upon receipt, but I didn't have the option to on the website at that time.

2-0 out of 5 stars Listed as hardcover, but delivered as paperback
I had the same problem as A. Wariso:The textbook above is listed as hardcover, but the book that was delivered to me was a paperback.Look elsewhere if you want a hardcover copy of this text.

3-0 out of 5 stars good book in need of a good revision
A good book, with excellent didactic approach; but getting dated.
The book needs a good revision "asap". The kinetics revision (chap.1 a 4) is somewhat poor.
The reactive chemical systems (chap. 5, 6) are well approached; the liquid phase reaction (chap. 7) is a little too long.
The chapters about reactor are very good (chap. 8 to 11).
Hill's treatment of heterogeneous reator (chapter 12) is superb. Best among all reactor analysis books that I know.
However, chapter 13 and the appendices are useless.
The book requires new examples and better figures and tables, as well as, much better list of exercises. In general, new computational calculations (example, data sheets) must be included in the book.

2-0 out of 5 stars Def Not a Beginner Book
I am a grad student and am retaking kinetics to review for qualifiers.The class I'm currently in uses the Hill book (this book).I have to admit I find it very lackluster.The writing style is more suited to an academic paper than an introductory text and the examples are often woefully incomplete.

I used Fogler for my undergrad course and find it a MUCH better book for introductory courses.The only place that Hill surpases Fogler is in that Hill spends more time on Kinetics by themselves while Fogler wraps Kinetics into reactor design.Still, the nature of the writing and poorly worked examples more or less negate whatever benefit this would entail.

2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointed - False Advertizing
you advertised a hard cover book and thats what I thought I paid for but then they sent me a soft cover book. where is the honesty. I will think twice before making a purchase next time. ... Read more

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