Readings

Class notes will be distributed for each lecture and these will be supplemented with occasional handouts. This course has no required text. Set out below are a selection of additional references organized by topical areas covered in the course. Whenever possible, the exact editions used in the course have been indicated in the list below. Two references that you might find useful are:

Douglas, J. Conceptual Design of Chemical Processes. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math, 1988. ISBN: 9780070177628.

Seider, W. D., J. D. Seader, and D. R. Lewin. Product and Process Design Principles: Synthesis, Analysis, and Evaluation. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Wiley, 2003. ISBN: 9780471216636.

Background Reference Materials

The undergraduate textbooks used in chemical engineering courses in chemistry, transport phenomena, thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, and applied mathematics are set out below.

Silbey, Robert J., Robert A. Alberty, and Moungi G. Bawendi. Physical Chemistry. 4th ed. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004. ISBN: 9780471215042.

Smith, J. M., H. C. Van Ness, and Michael Abbott. Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics. 7th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math, 2004. ISBN: 9780073104454.

Denn, M. M. Process Fluid Mechanics. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1979. ISBN: 9780137231638.

Incropera, Frank P., and David P. DeWitt. Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer. 5th ed. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 2001. ISBN: 9780471386506. (Including software tools, users’ guides and associated CD.)

Seader, J. D., and Ernest J. Henley. Separation Process Principles. New York, NY: Wiley, 1998. ISBN: 9780471586265.

Fogler, Scott H. Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering. 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall PTR, 1999. ISBN: 0139737855. (Including associated CD.)

Process Design Text Books

References more closely related to process design are set out below.

Aerstin, F., and G. Street. Applied Chemical Process Design. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1978. ISBN: 9780306310881.

Branan, C. Rules of Thumb for Chemcial Engineers, A Manual of Quick, Accurate Solutions to Everyday Process Engineering Problems. 2nd ed. Houston, TX: Gulf Publishing Company, 1988. ISBN: 9780884157885.

Biegler, L., I. E. Grossmann, and A. W. Westerberg. Systematic Methods of Chemical Process Design. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall PTR, 1997. ISBN: 9780134924229.

Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Guidelines for Chemical Reactivity Evaluation and Application to Process Design. New York, NY: Center for Chemical Process Safety of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1995. ISBN: 9780816904792.

Center for Chemical Process Safety. Guidelines for Design Solutions for Process Equipment Failures. Book and disk ed. New York, NY: Center for Chemical Process Safety of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1998. ISBN: 9780816906840. (Center for Chemical Process Safety “Guidelines” Series)

Coker, A. K. Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants. Vol. 1. 4th ed. Gulf Professional Publishing, 2007. ISBN: 9780750677660.

Douglas, J. Conceptual Design of Chemical Processes. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math, 1988. ISBN: 9780070177628.

Duncan, T. M., and J. A. Reimer. Chemical Engineering Design and Analysis: An Introduction. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1998. ISBN: 9780521639569.

Erwin, D. L. Industrial Chemical Process Design. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Companies, 2002. ISBN: 9780071376204.

Koolen, J. L. A. Design of Simple and Robust Process Plants. Chichester, UK: Wiley-VCH, 2000. ISBN: 9783527297849.

Ludwig, E. E. Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants. Vol. 1. 3rd ed. Houston, TX: Gulf Professional Publishing, 1995. ISBN: 9780884150251.

Murphy, R. M. Introduction to Chemical Processes: Principles, Analysis, Synthesis. Dubuque, IA: McGraw Hill, 2005. ISBN: 9780072849608.

Ray, M. S., and M. G. Sneesby. Chemical Engineering Design Project: A Case Study Approach. 2nd ed. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, 1998. ISBN: 9789056991364.

Rudd, D. F., G. J. Powers, and J. J. Siirola. Process Synthesis. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, Inc., 1973. ISBN: 9780137233533.

Seider, W. D., J. D. Seader, and D. R. Lewin. Product and Process Design Principles: Synthesis, Analysis, and Evaluation. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Wiley, 2003. ISBN: 9780471216636.

Smith, R. Chemical Process: Design and Integration. 2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2005. ISBN: 9780471486817.

Turton, R., R. C. Bailie, W. B. Whiting, and J. A. Shaeiwitz. Analysis, Synthesis, and Design of Chemical Processes. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall PTR, 1997. ISBN: 9780135705650. (Prentice Hall International Series in the Physical and Chemical Engineering Sciences)

Woods, D. R. Process Design and Engineering Practice. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall PTR, 1994. ISBN: 9780138057558.

Product Design

Cooper, R. G. Winning at New Products: Accelerating the Process from Idea to Launch. 2nd ed. Reading, MA: Perseus Books Addison-Wesley, 1993. ISBN: 9780201563818.

Cussler, E. L., G. D. Moggridge, and A. Varma. Chemical Product Design. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2001. ISBN: 9780521796330.

Magrab, E. B. Integrated Product and Process Design and Development: The Product Realization Process. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1997. ISBN: 9780849384837.

McConnell, S. Rapid Development. Redmond, WA: Microsoft Press, 1996. ISBN: 9781556159008.

Ulrich, K. T., and S. D. Eppinger. Product Design and Development. 3rd ed. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2003. ISBN: 9780072471465.

Process and Engineering Economics

Brennan, D. Process Industry Economics: An International Perspective. Rugby, UK: Institution of Chemical Engineers, 1998. ISBN: 9780852953914.

DeGarmo, E. P., W. G. Sullivan, J. A. Bontadelli, and E. M. Wicks. Engineering Economy. 10th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1997. ISBN: 0133831935.

Park, C. S. Fundamentals of Engineering Economics. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2003. ISBN: 9780130307910.

Peters, M. S., K. D. Timmerhaus, R. E. West, and M. Peters. Plant Design and Economics for Chemical Engineers. 5th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math, 2002. ISBN: 9780072392661.

Sullivan, W. G., E. M. Wicks, and J. Luxhoj. Engineering Economy. 12th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002. ISBN: 9780130673381.

Ulrich, G. D., and P. T. Vasudevan. Chemical Engineering Process Design and Economics: A Practical Guide. 2nd ed. Durham, NH: Ulrich/Process Publishing, 2004. ISBN: 9780970876829.

Process Safety

Crowl, D. A., and J. F. Louvar. Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall PTR, 2001. ISBN: 9780130181763.

Kletz, T. A. What Went Wrong?: Case Studies of Process Plant Disasters. 4th ed. Houston, TX: Gulf Professional Publishing, 1998. ISBN: 9780884159209.

Process Technology Descriptions and Handbooks

Moulijn, J. A., M. Makkee, and A. van Diepen. Chemical Process Technology. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd., 2001. ISBN: 9780471630098.

Othmer, D. F., and Raymond E. Kirk. Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology. 27 vols. 5th ed. Chichester, UK: John Wiley and Sons, 2004. ISBN: 978-0471488101.

Perry, R. H., D. W. Green, and J. O. Maloney. Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook. 7th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1997. ISBN: 9780070498419.

Bohnet, M., et al. Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. 7th ed. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2006. ISBN: 9783527313181. (Software ed.)

Ullmann, F., W. Gerhartz, Y. S. Yamamoto, F. T. Campbell, R. Pfefferkorn, and J. F. Rounsaville. Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. 5th ed. Deerfield Beach, FL: VCH, 1985. ISBN: 0895731517.

Problem Solving Strategies

Fogler, H. S., and S. E. LeBlanc. Strategies for Creative Problem Solving. Upper Saddle River, NJ: PTR Prentice-Hall, 1994. ISBN: 9780131793187.

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