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61. Applied Mathematics for Chemical
62. Chemical Looping Systems for Fossil
63. Numerical Computation in Science
64. The Principles of Chemical Equilibrium:
65. Principles of Chemical Kinetics,
66. Chemical Engineering Volume 2,
67. Bioseparations Science and Engineering
68. Modern Ceramic Engineering: Properties,
69. Analysis, Synthesis and Design
70. System Safety Engineering And
71. Chemical Reactions and Chemical
72. Nuclear Chemical Engineering (McGraw-Hill
73. Chemical Reactor Analysis and
74. Chemical Discipline-Specific Review
75. Chemistry and the Chemical Industry:
76. Chemical Process Equipment: Selection
77. Biochemical Engineering (Chemical
78. Process Engineering and Design
79. Chemical Engineering for Chemists
80. Chemical Engineers' Portable Handbook

61. Applied Mathematics for Chemical Engineers (Wiley Series in Chemical Engineering)
by Richard G. Rice, Duong D. Do
Paperback: 706 Pages (1994-12-06)
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Asin: 0471303771
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Bridges the gap between classical analysis and modern applications. Following the chapter on the model building stage, it introduces traditional techniques for solving ordinary differential equations, adding new material on approximate solution methods such as perturbation techniques and elementary numerical solutions. Also includes analytical methods to deal with important classes of finite-difference equations. The last half discusses numerical solution techniques and partial differential equations. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Nice Condition, cheaper, good book
I found the book in good condition. Price was much cheaper than nearby stores of Philadelphia PA. Free shipping was on time.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect description
The book was exactly as it was described.It was shipped promptly and arrived in time for classes.

5-0 out of 5 stars Finally a math text for ChemE's!
This is an excellent and focused book for graduate ChemE's.Lots of the problems are the types you would see in graduate transport and controls courses.Everything is written with ChemE problems in mind.It's not like other textbooks, like Kreyzig's, that simply put out a bunch of generic problems to solve; still, Kreyzig's textbook is an engineering math classic, and you should have it on-hand in case you need some extra explanations.It is certainly better than the text of Varma and Morbidelli, which tends to move off-topic quickly and answer several unnecessary problems.

This text by Rice and Do is the best I've seen, but it is really hard to get a hold of.Good luck getting it, as it is certainly a good investment.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Book ...for Process Modeling Engineers
This is an excellent book that talks about various mathematical tools and its applications for Process Modeling. This start with the very basic funamentals and finishes at the highest level. This is a rare book that describes the theorotical fundamentals of mathematical Derivations in Chemical Engineering unlike other books that majorly contain Numerical Methods ... Read more

62. Chemical Looping Systems for Fossil Energy Conversions
by Liang-Shih Fan
Hardcover: 420 Pages (2010-10-19)
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This book presents the current carbonaceous fuel conversion technologies based on chemical looping concepts in the context of traditional or conventional technologies. The key features of the chemical looping processes, their ability to generate a sequestration-ready CO2 stream, are thoroughly discussed. Chapter 2 is devoted entirely to the performance of particles in chemical looping technology and covers the subjects of solid particle design, synthesis, properties, and reactive characteristics. The looping processes can be applied for combustion and/or gasification of carbon-based material such as coal, natural gas, petroleum coke, and biomass directly or indirectly for steam, syngas, hydrogen, chemicals, electricity, and liquid fuels production. Details of the energy conversion efficiency and the economics of these looping processes for combustion and gasification applications in contrast to those of the conventional processes are given in Chapters 3, 4, and 5.Finally, Chapter 6 presents additional chemical looping applications that are potentially beneficial, including those  for H2 storage and onboard H2 production, CO2 capture in combustion flue gas, power generation using fuel cell, steam-methane reforming, tar sand digestion, and chemicals and  liquid fuel production.

A CD is appended to this book that contains the chemical looping simulation files and the simulation results based on the ASPEN Plus software for such reactors as gasifier, reducer, oxidizer and combustor, and for such processes as conventional gasification processes, Syngas Chemical Looping Process, Calcium Looping Process, and Carbonation-Calcination Reaction (CCR) Process.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file. ... Read more

63. Numerical Computation in Science and Engineering (Topics in Chemical Engineering)
by C. Pozrikidis
Hardcover: 1280 Pages (2008-09-11)
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Asin: 0195376110
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Designed for the non-expert student, enthusiast, or researcher, this text provides an accessible introduction to numerical computation and its applications in science and engineering. It assumes no prior knowledge beyond undergraduate calculus and elementary computer programming. Fundamental and practical issues are discussed in a unified manner with a generous, but not excessive, dose of numerical analysis. Topics are introduced on a need to know basis to concisely illustrate the practical implementation of a variety of algorithms and demystify seemingly esoteric numerical methods. Algorithms that can be explained without too much elaboration and can be implemented within a few dozen lines of computer code are discussed in detail, and computer programs in Fortran, C++, and Matlab are provided. Algorithms whose underlying theories require long, elaborate explanations are discussed at the level of first principles, and references for further information are given. The book uses numerous schematic illustrations to demonstrate concepts and facilitate their understanding by providing readers with a helpful interplay between ideas and visual images. Real-world examples drawn from various branches of science and engineering are presented. Updated information on computer technology and numerical methods is included, many new and some original topics are introduced. Additional solved and unsolved problems are included. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars a useful reference
I used this reference recently to help me with a research project and found the organization of the sections on numerical solutions to differential equations to be very helpful.The book is very well organized, and presented the material in a suggestive way, so that I was able to use it in developing some ideas concerning the theoretical aspects of computation.I think that any reference which leads one to develop new theoretical insights must be recommended, but it appears also to be very well organized for ordinary practical purposes as well.I highly recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent book on numerical methods
This is an extremely useful and well-written book. It is perfectly organized and very well structured. The level is just right; not too simple and not too tough. The software is a big bonus. Everything I have needed on numerics I have found in this book. Highly recommended. ... Read more

64. The Principles of Chemical Equilibrium: With Applications in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
by K. G. Denbigh
Paperback: 520 Pages (1981-04-30)
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Asin: 0521281504
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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This is the fourth edition of an established textbook of chemical thermodynamics used by university and technical college students of chemistry and chemical engineering. The text covers the same ground as previous editions, presenting the general theory of chemical equilibrium, including its statistical development, and illustrating its many applications in the laboratory and industry. This edition has been extensively revised in the light of recent contributions to the literature. Many new references have been added; the re-writing of certain passages, especially of those concerning the statistical interpretation of entropy and the present understanding of order-disorder transitions, also reflects changes of emphasis. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Just OK book
This book is very wordy. Often, there are only 1 or 2 at the most examples per chapter, but most of it narrative. Additional books are requred in order to solve numerical problems.

3-0 out of 5 stars good for graduate level, but otherwise...
This is not a book for beginners.While the subject is covered thouroughly, there are virtually no examples on the usage of the equations and formulas.Perhaps I simply had a poor teacher but I feel that this book was written with the intention of being used as a reference book for graduate level students.I would recommend any undergrad assigned this book for class try to find a supplementary book from which examples and problems may be worked.

5-0 out of 5 stars Lucid and consistent
This book is by far the best book, in my view, on the subject of chemical thermodynamics. The author covered both the classical and statistical aspects of the subject, and did it with such lucidity and consistency as rarely seen in books dealing with similar topics. Unlike many other text books which are primarily consisted of formulas and sample calculations, the author put in a lot of expositional materials that made each section very readable in itself and well connected with other sections. The author also didn't shy away from the necessary mathematics by providing the needed materials for all the derivations. The most outstanding feature of the book, however, would be the consistency and continuity in the materials covered, the explanations provided, the mathematics employed, and the simbols used. The only shortcoming of the book, however, seemed to be too digressional and wordy at times. But if you are prepared for these and ready to read a master upclose, you will be in for a pleasant surprize. ... Read more

65. Principles of Chemical Kinetics, Second Edition
by James E. House
Hardcover: 336 Pages (2007-09-13)
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Asin: 0123567874
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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James House's revised Principles of Chemical Kinetics provides a clear and logical description of chemical kinetics in a manner unlike any other book of its kind. Clearly written with detailed derivations, the text allows students to move rapidly from theoretical concepts of rates of reaction to concrete applications.
Unlike other texts, House presents a balanced treatment of kinetic reactions in gas, solution, and solid states. The entire text has been revised and includes many new sections and an additional chapter on applications of kinetics. The topics covered include quantitative relationships between molecular structure and chemical activity, organic/inorganic chemistry, biochemical kinetics, surface kinetics and reaction mechanisms. Chapters also include new problems, with answers to selected questions, to test the reader's understanding of each area. A solutions manual with answers to all questions is available for instructors.
A useful text for both students and interested readers alike, Dr. House has once again written a comprehensive text simply explaining an otherwise complicated subject.

* Provides an introduction to all the major areas of kinetics and demonstrates the use of these concepts in real life applications
* Detailed derivations of formula are shown to help students with a limited background in mathematics
* Presents a balanced treatment of kinetics of reactions in gas phase, solutions and solids
* Solutions manual available for instructors ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars A simplified tome of errors, omissions, and inconsistencies.
This book is at an extremely low level, unacceptable for a graduate text.Graduate level concepts, like partition functions and phase-space, are given mention but not developed at all.Even worse often such concepts are given a couple of pages of fluffy introductory discussion before the reader realizes that the author isn't really headed anywhere and the concept will never be used again in the text.

Even worse, many of the derivations that are presented leave the reader puzzled at why the author seems to selectively and inconsistently applying concepts.Part of the answer may be that the book also contains a sizable number of typographical errors, several of which were found in the problems during the course, usually after hours of puzzling over seemingly insolvable problems.

As far as I'm concerned, anyone who understands the following would be better off moving on to a proper text.

1) When things are in dynamic equilibrium, their forward and backward rates are equivalent.

2) Rate constants in chemical reactions are usually governed by Arrhenius relationships.

3) First order linear differential equations can be solved using integrating factors.

4) When some things happen really fast and other things happen really slow, you can simplify by assuming that the really fast things are in equilibrium all the time.See 3 if this makes things linear and first order, otherwise iterate (this assumption or the equation... you pick).

If you don't understand these things, ponder the question: "Why am I taking a graduate class on Chemical Kinetics?"

3-0 out of 5 stars A ton of better references out there....
My kinetics professor primarily used this as the main textbook for the course because of the price; it was affordable for starving graduate students and contained practice problems.However, I think the saying "You get what you pay for" really stands out in this case.Normally you see Chemistry or Materials Science textbooks costing at least $60-$100 dollars, but this guy only costs $36 here on Amazon. Mixed blessing, obviously....

This book has an unacceptable amount of errors (for a 2nd Edition!!), especially in the beginning chapters when it is crucial for the student/reader to understand fundamental concepts.It does a good job of going through mathematical steps when deriving something, but often times the initial concepts it uses for the derivation are flawed and not consistent with previous information given.There are also a lot of relatively minor errors in the practice problems that I am just astounded did not get caught during editing.Overall I would definitely not recommend this book on its own to learn Kinetics; you must use this book in conjunction with more reliable references at the library (to save money!) to really get a good grasp of the concepts.

5-0 out of 5 stars This text is a wonderful introduction to chemical kinetics.
This text provides a clear and logical description of chemical kinetics.This book presents this somewhat complicated subject in a manner that is unlike any other book of its kind.The structure and content of this book will appeal to anybody interested in the study of chemical kinetics, no matter how much knowledge of this topic they may have.Excellently written and is a "must have" for those interested in this subject.

5-0 out of 5 stars A clearly written, balanced treatment of chemical kinetics
Unlike most books on chemical kinetics, this text presents a balanced treatment of kinetics of reactions in gas phase, solutions and solids.A chapter on enzyme kinetics in included as well.A readable book that is ideal for self-teaching.Clearly written with details of derivations shown. ... Read more

66. Chemical Engineering Volume 2, Fifth Edition (Chemical Engineering Series)
by J H Harker, J.F. Richardson, J R Backhurst
Paperback: 1232 Pages (2002-10-08)
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Chemical Engineering Volume 2 covers the properties of particulate systems, including the character of individual particles and their behaviour in fluids.Sedimentation of particles, both singly and at high concentrations, flow in packed and fluidised beads and filtration are then examined.

The latter part of the book deals with separation processes, such as distillation and gas absorption, which illustrate applications of the fundamental principles of mass transfer introduced in Chemical Engineering Volume 1. In conclusion, several techniques of growing importance - adsorption, ion exchange, chromatographic and membrane separations, and process intensification - are described.

* A logical progression of chemical engineering concepts, volume 2 builds on fundamental principles contained in Chemical Engineering volume 1 and these volumes are fully cross-referenced
* Reflects the growth in complexity and stature of chemical engineering over the last few years
* Supported with further reading at the end of each chapter and graded problems at the end of the book ... Read more

67. Bioseparations Science and Engineering (Topics in Chemical Engineering (Oxford University Press).)
by Roger G. Harrison, Paul W. Todd, Scott R. Rudge, Demetri Petrides
Hardcover: 432 Pages (2002-10-31)
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Asin: 0195123409
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Designed for undergraduates, graduate students, and industry practitioners, Bioseparations Science and Engineering fills a critical need in the field. Current, comprehensive, and concise, it covers bioseparations unit operations in greater depth than other texts on this topic. In each of the chapters, the authors use a consistent method of explaining unit operations, starting with a qualitative description noting the significance and general application of the unit operation. They then illustrate the scientific application of the operation, develop the required mathematical theory, and finally, describe the applications of the theory in engineering practice, with an emphasis on design and scaleup. Unique to this text is a chapter dedicated to bioseparations process design and economics, in which a process simular, SuperPro DesignerRG is used to analyze and evaluate the production of three important biological products. Other unique features include basic information about bioproducts and engineering analysis and a chapter with bioseparations laboratory exercises. Bioseparations Science and Engineering is ideal for students and professionals alike. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Textbook!
I used Dr. Harrison's manuscript of this text while taking his bioseparations course at OU.It is an excellent text and can really give you an edge on bioseparations science!

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent - Good balance in science & engineering!!
I'm glad I found this book !!!Unlike many other books of similar titles, this is one that I can really understand. Not too heavy dosage of biological terms. Provides good linkage between the biological science and engineering applications. Good for students who had chemical engineering backgrounds and wanted to venture into bioseparaions. The addional chapter on plant design and economics is also very beneficial. ... Read more

68. Modern Ceramic Engineering: Properties, Processing, and Use in Design, Third Edition (Materials Engineering) (v. 29)
by David Richerson
Hardcover: 728 Pages (2005-11-04)
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Asin: 1574446932
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Ceramic materials have proven increasingly important in industry and in the fields of electronics, communications, optics, transportation, medicine, energy conversion and pollution control, aerospace, construction, and recreation. Professionals in these fields often require an improved understanding of the specific ceramics materials they are using.

Modern Ceramic Engineering, Third Edition helps provide this by introducing the interrelationships between the structure, properties, processing, design concepts, and applications of advanced ceramics. This student-friendly textbook effectively links fundamentals and fabrication requirements to a wide range of interesting engineering application examples.

A follow-up to our best-selling second edition, the new edition now includes the latest and most important technological advances in the field. The author emphasizes how ceramics differ from metals and organics and encourages the application of this knowledge for optimal materials selection and design. New topics discuss the definition of ceramics, the combinations of properties fulfilled by ceramics, the evolution of ceramics applications, and their importance in modern civilization. A new chapter provides a well-illustrated review of the latest applications using ceramics and discusses the design requirements that the ceramics must satisfy for each application. The book also updates its chapter on ceramic matrix composites and adds a new section on statistical process control to the chapter on quality assurance.

Modern Ceramic Engineering, Third Edition offers a complete and authoritative introduction and reference to the definition, history, structure, processing, and design of ceramics for students and engineers using ceramics in a wide array of industries. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book and Great delievery service from londonbooks
This book is nice if you want to have an overall review about ceramics regarding their processing and properties......Gives you probably all aspects of ceramics.....But if you want to have more focused or deep knowledge about one aspect of ceramics then this is not the book you want to refer to.....But all in all a great book to have in your collection.....

Regarding delivery.....The book was supposed to come late but surprisingly got it very soon and that too in very good condition.....

3-0 out of 5 stars richerson
book appears new and all is good except the binding busted second time i opened the book

4-0 out of 5 stars Well written for a text book!
I am taking an Intro to Ceramics course; this is the book we use. The book is actually really interesting. The author sometimes even sounds tongue-in-cheek about things! The subject matter ranges over a wide array of manufacturing processes, quality assurance, and material properties. He also throws in a lot of information about phase diagrams and grain structure/growth. I myself am not a materials engineer, but I found the book engrossing (very strange for me!). I did the study guide questions, which I thought were very well written, and the questions at the end of the text.

Two drawbacks only: 1) no answers to the study guide questions/back of the chapter questions, and 2) all the pictures are in black and white.

5-0 out of 5 stars Modern Ceramic Engineering
This book is definetely one of the best in Ceramic Science and Engineering. It serves the very best the interest of students, academics and profecionals from a vast variety of disciplines who is working or starts working or somehow has an interest with ceramic materials. It initiates with the very basics from atomic bonding and crystalline structures, and then proceeds with processing, materials properties and performances, service life predictions, and failure analysis and mechanisms in an interconnected manner. The language is simple to follow, and the case studies are very well selected to fully understand the applications of each individual matters examined in the respective chapters.

4-0 out of 5 stars Richerson knows a lot about ceramics
This is a pretty good introductory book to Ceramics.There are a few typos in this 3rd edition book, but that doesn't distract from the main flow of it all.There are Review questions at the end of each chapter which are supposed to help one think about what s/he just read.Sometimes, the answer doesn't really come until the next chapter, though.The Author has a good voice in his writing--it's not totally technical jargon.So overall, good book. ... Read more

69. Analysis, Synthesis and Design of Chemical Processes (3rd Edition)
by Richard Turton, Richard C. Bailie, Wallace B. Whiting, Joseph A. Shaeiwitz
Hardcover: 1088 Pages (2009-01-03)
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Asin: 0135129664
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The Leading Integrated Chemical Process Design Guide: Now with New Problems, New Projects, and More

More than ever, effective design is the focal point of sound chemical engineering. Analysis, Synthesis, and Design of Chemical Processes, Third Edition, presents design as a creative process that integrates both the big picture and the small details—and knows which to stress when, and why. Realistic from start to finish, this book moves readers beyond classroom exercises into open-ended, real-world process problem solving. The authors introduce integrated techniques for every facet of the discipline, from finance to operations, new plant design to existing process optimization.

This fully updated Third Edition presents entirely new problems at the end of every chapter. It also adds extensive coverage of batch process design, including realistic examples of equipment sizing for batch sequencing; batch scheduling for multi-product plants; improving production via intermediate storage and parallel equipment; and new optimization techniques specifically for batch processes.

Coverage includes

  • Conceptualizing and analyzing chemical processes: flow diagrams, tracing, process conditions, and more
  • Chemical process economics: analyzing capital and manufacturing costs, and predicting or assessing profitability
  • Synthesizing and optimizing chemical processing: experience-based principles, BFD/PFD, simulations, and more
  • Analyzing process performance via I/O models, performance curves, and other tools
  • Process troubleshooting and “debottlenecking”
  • Chemical engineering design and society: ethics, professionalism, health, safety, and new “green engineering” techniques
  • Participating successfully in chemical engineering design teams
Analysis, Synthesis, and Design of Chemical Processes, Third Edition, draws on nearly 35 years of innovative chemical engineering instruction at West Virginia University. It includes suggested curricula for both single-semester and year-long design courses; case studies and design projects with practical applications; and appendixes with current equipment cost data and preliminary design information for eleven chemical processes—including seven brand new to this edition.

About the CD-ROM
The CD-ROM contains the latest version of CAPCOST, a powerful tool for evaluating fixed capital investment, full process economics, and profitability—now expanded with cost data for conveyors, crystallizers, dryers, dust collectors, filters, mixers, reactors, and screens. It also contains the HENSAD tool for constructing temperature interval, cascade, and temperature enthalpy diagrams; estimating optimal approach temperatures; and designing heat exchanger networks. Also provided: additional chapters on outcomes assessment, written and oral communications, and a written report case study, as well as six complete student design projects.

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3-0 out of 5 stars CD broken
When I receive this item, the included CD was cracked.This was very upsetting.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book for a rookie chemical engineers!!!
It's a very helpful book for getting a real and useful information about the common tasks and activities in the engineering design

3-0 out of 5 stars Analysis, Synthesis, and Design of Chemical Processes, Second Edition
Item received as described. Took much longer than expected. Seller didn't notify me that there would be a two week delay until I contacted them and waited several days for a response.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great ChemE Book
I really like how they focused on Hysys which is what is mostly used in industry. This is a great book for undergrads and grad taking designs in chemical engineering. ... Read more

70. System Safety Engineering And Risk Assessment: A Practical Approach (Chemical Engineering)
by Nicholas J Bahr
Hardcover: 272 Pages (1997-09-01)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Here is a comprehensive, practical guide to how to build safety into products and industrial processes.It discusses how to implement a cost-effective safety management program, and the best system safety techniques from a range of different industries, with examples. It also demonstrates how to set up data management systems and how to set up an accident investigation board, and carry out risk assessment and risk evaluation.Numerous examples of real-life engineering are also included with practical tips and suggestions. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to read, informative, comprehendible.
The book is very easy reading. It has a good format and seems to have some good information. Good examples of analysis methods.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great textbook
System Safety Engineering And Risk Assessment is an excellent reference on how to engineer safety and manage risk. The clarity of the writing combined with understandable examples makes this book an outstanding text for a course on engineering safe systems.

This book starts by introducing the need and benefits of implementing a system safety program providing context for the later material.Key safety concepts and definitions are then introduced with references to relevant government and industry standards. A pragmatic discussion follows on the necessity of management and organizational support for an effective safety program. The book then details specific techniques for hazard identification and analysis including HAZOP, fault tree, FMEA, FMECA and a few lesser known methodologies. The overview of human factors analysis begins with the observation that "human error is an out-of-tolerance action within the human machine system."This discussion provides a comprehensive framework for the more advanced material referenced in the section. The only weakness was the following section on software safety, which lacked detailed descriptions of state-of-practice analysis techniques. The analysis section is strengthened by the discussion of accident and failure reporting systems and the associated databases that are used to support accident and reliability analyses. The final chapters of the book provide a practical discussion of how to manage risk using tailored versions the various techniques introduced in the previous sections.

All in all, this is a worthwhile reference for systems engineers and safety officials.

5-0 out of 5 stars Illuminating Systems Safety Overview
In this book, Nicholas Bahr has taken the complex discipline of systems safety and made it accessible in a logical, useful format. The book is clear and well illustrated (although a couple of the charts are a bit cumbersome and unwieldy), and calls upon numerous case studies to illustrate key points. There are separate chapters of Hazard Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis, Safety Analysis in Engineering, and Safety Management.

While useful for engineers (particularly in the chemical processing or nuclear fields), this book is written in comprehensible terms that do not require an engineering background or technical education to understand. In fact, I believe that the biggest beneficiaries of this book are not engineers at all, but non-technical managers, who desperately need to understand safety systems, but often don't. In fact the chapter on Safety Management should be required reading for any manager in a safety critical environment, as it is an excellent "how to" guide to safety management of complex systems. This chapter has examples of correct safety management, and more importantly, excellent examples of the perils of management unwillingness to prioritize safety. The case study of the Nypro UK cyclohexane plant explosion in Flixborough, England is the best detailed, and has universal applications to safety systems across varying industries. The loss of the shuttle 'Challenger' is also reviewed from a systems safety vantage point, but while there are many errors to be analyzed and learned from there, more of the lessons are industry specific than are the lessons from the Flixborough example.

I used this book in a graduate class on systems safety. This is one of the best safety books I have seen, and is the most concise text on systems safety that I have ever read, far better, for instance, than the works of Perrow. Mr. Bahr is to be commended for his work; I look forward to reading more by him in the future.

5-0 out of 5 stars A good book for the student and the experienced professional
I used this book to teach system safety engineering to graduate students.The author provides the reader a background into system safety that lays the ground work for a functional and proactive system safety process.Thisbook provided workable examples to the student for comprehension of thematerial.Students as well as the instructor had a better understanding ofsystem safety and the integrationof the processes into general industrialand avaition safety programs/processes. I wish I had this book when I wastrying to explain to my management what system safety engineering was andhow it benefits the engineering department. ... Read more

71. Chemical Reactions and Chemical Reactors
by George W. Roberts
Hardcover: 480 Pages (2008-03-14)
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Focused on the undergraduate audience, Chemical Reaction Engineering provides students with complete coverage of the fundamentals, including in-depth coverage of chemical kinetics. By introducing heterogeneous chemistry early in the book, the text gives students the knowledge they need to solve real chemistry and industrial problems. An emphasis on problem-solving and numerical techniques ensures students learn and practice the skills they will need later on, whether for industry or graduate work. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Worst Book
This book is not very helpful at all. The problems at end of chapters are very difficult and the book does not offer any help to solving them, nor is there a solutions manual available.It could be that my teacher is terrible but with most of my chemical engineering books I teach myself.However this book offers no help.Id recommend getting another kinetics book to go along with this so you can actually learn the material

5-0 out of 5 stars Dr Roberts is DaMan
Finally Dr Roberts published his book.This has been a course pack at NC State for several years and was the greatest thing since sliced bread.This version is much easier to tote around, unfortunately it is also much more expensive.Still I am very happy to own one.I learned alot from this text.Topics are laid out well and explained well so that everyone can understand.You cant go wrong with this book. ... Read more

72. Nuclear Chemical Engineering (McGraw-Hill series in nuclear engineering)
by Manson Benedict, Thomas H. Pigford, Hans Wolfgang Levi
 Hardcover: 1024 Pages (1981-04-01)
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Isbn: 0070045313
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Waiter! There's some chemical engineering in my soup!
But seriously folks, this is the MOTHER of nuclear chemical engineering novelas! If you plan on reading this book be prepared to BUCKLE UP because you're going for a RIDE. A ride to Nuclear Chemical Engineering LAND! Huzzah! What have we here? Some atoms? Some CHEMICALS? Prehaps this CHEMICAL SOUP ISN'T SO BAD AFTER ALL! BOKKO!

4-0 out of 5 stars Waiter! There's some chemical engineering in my soup!
But seriously folks, this is the MOTHER of nuclear chemical engineering novelas! If you plan on reading this book be prepared to BUCKLE UP because you're going for a RIDE. A ride to Nuclear Chemical Engineering LAND! Huzzah! What have we here? Some atoms? Some CHEMICALS? Prehaps this CHEMICAL SOUP ISN'T SO BAD AFTER ALL! BOKKO! ... Read more

73. Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design
by Gilbert F. Froment, Kenneth B. Bischoff, Juray De Wilde
Hardcover: 900 Pages (2010-08-16)
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Asin: 0470565411
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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This is the Third Edition of the standard text on chemical reaction engineering, beginning with basic definitions and fundamental principles and continuing all the way to practical applications, emphasising real-world aspects of industrial practice. The two main sections cover applied or engineering kinetics, reactor analysis and design. Includes updated coverage of computer modeling methods and many new worked examples. Most of the examples use real kinetic data from processes of industrial importance. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!
Great book covering chemical reaction engineering. It focuses mainly on kinetics of heterogeneous gas-solid type but contains some material about homogeneous reactions and ideal reactors with many industrial examples. However, I don't recomend it for beginners, only for advanced reading.

1-0 out of 5 stars Keep looking
This book isn't very good. Lets face it, it is almost 20 years old. Way out of touch with today's computer programs. The references are ancient. I would consider this book only as an alternative to more modern text books.

1-0 out of 5 stars A beautiful mess
While this book does have it's good points You need a reference book to get anything of use from it. My professor disliked it so much that weswitched text. And occasionally did problems from Froment so he couldjustify assigning the text for graduate kinetics.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best and most advanced book on reaction engineering
This book is very comprehensive and advanced level.It is the only book you will ever need on reaction engineering.It thoroughly explains chemical kinetics and steady-state and transient reactor operation. Itsuited both for undergraduate and graduate students, although the graduatestudent will grasp the subtleties of reactor modeling better. It isextensively referenced with relevant scientific literature and containsample current research on the topic. In comparison, Fogler's book will notserve you beyond your initial reaction engineering course and servesstrictly undergraduate food.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference book, good textbook for graduate course
This book presents an excellent amount of highquality information, it is the best reference book I have found for chemical reactor analysis and design. Using it as a textbook in Master or Ph.D. level courses must beaccompanied by good lectures, I used it when I took the graduate course in1995, our professor did very good lectures, and that was more than enoughto learn a lot and enjoy the topic.When comparing this book with Fogler'swe have to step down to another level of analysis, Fogler's book is theequivalent book for undergraduate level courses, it is a good reference forbasis and step by step learning, and for understanding the numbercrunching. ... Read more

74. Chemical Discipline-Specific Review for the FE/EIT Exam,2nd ed.
by John R. Richards, Stephanie T. Lopina, Michael R. Lindeburg
Paperback: 112 Pages (2006-01-15)
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Asin: 1591260671
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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The best preparation for discipline-specific FE exams60 practice problems, with full solutionsA complete, simulated 4-hour discipline-specific examCovers all the topics for that particular disciplineProvides the in-depth review you need ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Misleading
Please do not be mislead into thinking it is as comprehensive as the FE Review Manual - this book contains ONLY problems and solutions - NO THEORY.
I would not purchase this book if given the same opportunity.

3-0 out of 5 stars Sure, why not?
This book has a lot of problems that cover almost all of the material; however, I was frustrated with it from time to time. Quite a few of the problems are not representative of the ones in the actual test.
For instance, most of the problems were grouped in a set of four or five questions about a situation, so an incorrect answer to one of the questions would affect your chances of getting the other ones right. In the real test, this is not the case; each question is a standalone.
Some of the solutions were unsuitable for testing conditions. They are more academic rather than practical. I came across a few solutions which resorted to the Newtonian numerical method for getting at the answer in four or five iterations! Who is going to do that during the exam? Nobody! The author should write the solutions in a way that gives the student tips on how to solve the problems quickly and accurately during the exam.
The authors should also familiarize themselves a bit more with the equations given in the NCEES handbook. I was very frustrated with a few problems where the author derived an equation from scratch. After spending quite a bit of time thinking about whether or not there'd be a more practical way to solve the problem, I realized that the equation I need is in the NCEES handbook already! This was wasted studying time.
Despite all that, I love that there are three practice afternoon exams in this book. Even though the roadblocks I mentioned above were frustrating, I had a good sense of what I needed to review for the exam.

2-0 out of 5 stars A necessary
The product description fails to state that it only contains sample questions. I thought it was going to be like the general review book, which reviews and then some questions.
For the price it is, I feel slightly disappointed. However, I would not know how else to prepare for the test since there is such a wide range of materials to be tested. You have no other choice, if you intend to take the ChemE afternoon session.

1-0 out of 5 stars Bought it but didn't use it!
It had been almost two years since I graduated with my chemical engineering degree.I bought this book along with the general review book by the same publisher.I ended up spending all my review time with the general book and I even went with the general afternoon session because the test turned out to be pretty easy.Seriously folks, the general book is all you need.I'm no genius but the test was laughably easier than I thought it was going to be.The actual test was way easier than the practice tests!Don't get me wrong, you still need to study hard.Just study from the general book, do all the practice problems and tests, then prepare to rock!

5-0 out of 5 stars This product is good.
The only improvement I could suggest is the inclusion of more practice exams. ... Read more

75. Chemistry and the Chemical Industry: A Practical Guide for Non-Chemists
by Robert A. Smiley, Harold L. Jackson
Paperback: 176 Pages (2002-01-24)
list price: US$71.95 -- used & new: US$63.59
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Asin: 1587160544
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As chemical companies strive to be more competitive in the world economy, it is essential that their employees, including sales and marketing personnel, as well as administrative support groups understand the basic concepts of the science upon which the industry is based.The authors, who have over 100 years of combined experience in the chemical industry, developed this easy-to-read book to provide a fundamental understanding of the chemical industry for non-chemists and those poised to enter the chemical profession. Designed specifically for self-study, Chemistry and the Chemical Industry: A Practical Guide for Non-Chemists reviews the important aspects of industrial chemistry in a way that can be easily understood even if you have not taken any formal chemistry courses. The authors provide a clear, concise presentation of the foremost issues behind the chemical discipline along with key definitions and concepts so you can readily obtain an appreciation of the nature of the industry and its contribution to society.Even though you are not at the lab bench, you can still understand, recognize, and partake in discussions about the work being done at your company.Compiled in a straightforward and accessible manner, this book is unique in that it bridges the gap between nonscientific employees and the scientific world in which they operate.The first chapter begins with a description of the chemical industry.It defines the most common terms used in chemistry, drawing on nonscientific analogies whenever possible.In the following chapters, the authors review the concepts and terminology of organic and inorganic chemistry, polymer chemistry, high volume chemicals, and environmental concerns about chemical production with each subject presented as a graphic representation accompanied by a description.Finally, there is a short compilation of general information sources for further study. Chemistry and the Chemical Industry: A Practical Guide for Non-Chemists will allow you to communicate effectively within your organization and become more familiar with this vital industry. ... Read more

76. Chemical Process Equipment: Selection and Design, Second Edition
by James R. Couper, W. Roy Penney, James R. Fair, Stanley M. Walas
Hardcover: 832 Pages (2009-09-08)
list price: US$175.00 -- used & new: US$100.38
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Asin: 0123725062
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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A facility is only as efficient and profitable as the equipment that is in it. This highly influential book is a powerful resource for chemical, process, or plant engineers who need to select, design or configure plant successfully and profitably.

Written by some of the most experienced and well-known chemical and process engineers in the industry today, this information-packed volume gives the chemical or process engineer or engineering student all of the guidelines for the design and selection of chemical process equipment. Comprehensive and practical, its scope and emphasis on real-world process design and performance of equipment will prove invaluable for day-to-day problem solving.

  • The comprehensive and influential guide to the selection and design of a wide range of chemical process equipment, used by engineers globally . Copious examples of successful applications, with supporting schematics and data to illustrate the functioning and performance of equipment 

  • Revised edition, new material includes updated equipment cost data, liquid-solid and solid systems, and the latest information on membrane separation technology

  • Provides equipment rating forms and manufacturers' data, worked examples, valuable shortcut methods, rules of thumb, and equipment rating forms to demonstrate and support the design process

  • Heavily illustrated with many line drawings and schematics to aid understanding, graphs and tables to illustrate performance data
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5-0 out of 5 stars The most practical chemical engineering book ever!!!!
If you are a working chemical or process engineer this book is great to check how equipments are really built. If you are a student or a professor, you may not found it very helpful. It shows you for real how equipments are design with several constructive details.

3-0 out of 5 stars Overwhelming
Tons of information but nearly useless for the process design course that I am taking this semester. Avoid paying full price because it is like a big reference book

4-0 out of 5 stars This is Not Perry's
The book starts out with some refinery flow sheets for making 'grasoline' from 'californing' crude.Process control is simple enough.The next section on fluid flow uses non-standard equations which are overly complex.The same goes for heat transfer.Fair does a good job on distillation.Reaction engineering is completly omited from this text.

4-0 out of 5 stars The most practical chemical engineering reference book
For the working chemical process design engineer, this is the best reference I've come across.It tells you how to pick equipment and generally how to determine equipment sizes.As a design or procurement engineer you work with vendors to make final equipment selection, but this book gives you what you need to know before you start talking to the vendors.It bridges the gap between theory you can get from textbooks and detailed applications you can get from sales literature.I'm surprised this book hasn't caught on as a standard in the chemical engineering profession ... Read more

77. Biochemical Engineering (Chemical Industries)
by Douglas S. Clark, Harvey W. Blanch
Paperback: 716 Pages (1997-02-14)
list price: US$76.95 -- used & new: US$60.00
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Asin: 0824700996
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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This outstanding single-source text presents comprehensive coverage of modern biochemical engineering;detailing the basic concepts underlying the behavior of bioprocesses as well as recent advances in bioprocess and biochemical engineering science. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Decent, but needs a lot of work
I used this book for a Biochemical Engineering course in the Chemical Engineering department.The book covers a wide range of topics in the field, including a section at the end dealing with an economic analysis of various processes which I found quite useful.What the book is really lacking are worked out example problems - there are very few throughout.Also I would have liked solutions to the problems at the end of each chapter.Some of the coverage is very thin on a few topics, sometimes leaving derivations or other formulas unexplained, so I had to rely on the lectures to cover the topics more in depth. ... Read more

78. Process Engineering and Design Using Visual Basic
by Arun K. Datta
Hardcover: 472 Pages (2007-10-08)
list price: US$139.95 -- used & new: US$111.96
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Asin: 1420045423
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Software tools are a great aid to process engineers, but too much dependence on such tools can often lead to inappropriate and suboptimal designs. Reliance on software is also a hindrance without a firm understanding of the principles underlying its operation, since users are still responsible for devising the design.

In Process Engineering and Design Using Visual Basic, Arun K. Datta provides a unique and versatile suite of programs along with simultaneous development of the underlying concepts, principles, and mathematics. Each chapter details the theory and techniques that provide the basis for design and engineering software and then showcases the development and utility of programs developed using the material outlined in the chapter. This all-inclusive guide works systematically from basic mathematics to fluid mechanics, separators, overpressure protection, and glycol dehydration, providing basic design guidelines based on international codes. Worked examples demonstrate the utility of each program, while the author also explains problems and limitations associated with the simulations.

After reading this book you will be able to immediately put these programs into action and have total confidence in the result, regardless of your level of experience. All nine programs are available on the companion CD-ROM, including a useful unit conversion tool. ... Read more

79. Chemical Engineering for Chemists (Acs Professional Reference Book)
by Richard G. Griskey
Hardcover: 350 Pages (1997-05-05)
list price: US$150.00 -- used & new: US$149.99
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Asin: 0841222150
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Provides a thorough understanding of chemical engineering and applied chemistry. Develops knowledge of the chemical engineering principles needed for both the solution of process problems and the optimization of processes. Explores how to break down language barriers between chemists and engineers. Presents a comprehensive approach to understanding the limitations and virtues of an engineering problem-solving approach. ... Read more

80. Chemical Engineers' Portable Handbook (Mcgraw-Hill Portable Engineering)
by Richard A. Griskey
Paperback: 432 Pages (2000-07-25)
list price: US$54.95 -- used & new: US$54.00
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Asin: 007024801X
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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In the blink of an eye, connect to the most crucial, need-to-know information in the chemical process industries

Work through problems on the spot, in the plant, lab, or office, with this one-of-a-kind portable guide. Emphasizing practice-oriented design and approaches, the book is packed with:

  • Basic and practical chemical engineering knowledge
  • Concise, convenient facts, formulas, and methods
  • Chapters on process operations, biochemical engineering, and environmental operations
  • Guidance on core chemistry topics
  • Hazmat procedures, equipment, and regulations
  • Succinct advice and data on process control
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3-0 out of 5 stars Handy as a pocket reference
The Handbook contains a lot of very helpful information that can be used immediately. And it is useful as a quick reference. On the other hand, I found that some of the figures are difficult to read and a lot of the references are not up-to-date. ... Read more

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