The objective of this book is to introduce chemical engineering students to the basic principles and calculation techniques used in the field and to acquaint them with the fundamentals of the application of material and energy balances in chemical engineering. The book is mainly intended for junior chemical engineers. It exposes them to problems in material and energy balances that arise in relation to problems involving chemical reactors. The focus is on single and multiphase systems related to material and energy balances.
This material is introduced in a manner that there will be little lecture content. Most of the material presented covers work on problem solving skills. The material intrusion theory is explained briefly and simply to make this book more user-friendly. Many examples are included and solved in a simple and understandable format that explains the related theory.
A few examples related to unsteady state material and energy balance are solved using MATLAB®/Simulink®, and this enables students to use such software in solving complicated problems of material and energy balances. The book can be covered in one semester if based on a four-hour contact course or two semesters on a two-hour contact course. The new edition contains additional solved examples and homework problems. A new chapter related to single and multiphase systems has been added.
The material available via the CRC Web site contains a summary of all chapters in the book, exercises, property estimation software, and psychometric chart parameter estimation software. This material is available from the CRC Web site: http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781482222289. We are thankful to Allison Shatkin, acquiring editor for this book, and Jessica Vakili, the project coordinator, for their help and cooperation. We also thank those professors who have given us the chance to see their course syllabi and contents.
They include Professor Richard Zollars from Washington State University; Professors Prausnitz, Brown, Jessica, Bartling, Koros, and Timothy from the Georgia Institute of Technology; and Professors Palecek, Murphy, Root, and Rawling from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. We also extend our thanks to all professors who are teaching or contributing to this subject. The feedback from Professor Douglas R. Lloyd and David Himmelblau and others is highly appreciated.
Nayef Ghasem is an associate professor of chemical engineering at the United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. He earned both BSc and MSc degrees from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara (Turkey), and earned his PhD from the University of Salford, Greater Manchester (UK). He teaches chemical process principles, natural gas processing, and process modeling and simulation as undergraduate courses along with other courses in chemical engineering. Previously, he taught these courses at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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