This is a major revision of the definitive handbook in the field of chemical engineering. It provides facts, figures, methods and data needed for solving the wide range of problems engineers face in the chemical process industries. In addition to necessary updating, revising and reorganization throughout, the Seventh Edition will include new material on biochemical engineering, waste management, plant safety and analysis of plant performance, computer applications, expert systems, material and energy balances, gas- and liquid-phase pulsation dampeners, the LIST reactor, and handling of hazardous materials. SI units of measure are used throughout.
The definitive reference for chemical and process engineers. Now featuring 50% new or revised material. This Seventh Edition of the world-famous Perry's Chemical Engineer's Handbook provides you with unrivaled, state-of-the-art coverage of all aspects of chemical engineering--from the fundamentals to details on computer applications and control. Featuring over 1,700 illustrations in its more than 2,200 pages of coverage, the Handbook gives you: a comprehensive source for the newest developments, advances, achievements, and methods in your field--including thermal design procedures, gas and liquid diffusivity estimation, and industrial processes from aerobic fermentation to pyrometallurgy; all the facts and data on procedures, equipment, performance, and principles that you need--including new material on compact heat exchangers, design procedures for distillation columns, and methods for estimating discharge from ruptured lines and vessels; a ready reference to appropriate calculation methods for problems at hand--including a completely new section on analysis of plant performance; time and cost-saving tips on design alternatives, application techniques, and approaches to problems that are outside your area of expertise. Authoritative and comprehensive, this edition includes the latest information on: condensers, reboilers, evaporators, and vessels; multicomponent and enhanced distillation, including azeotropic, extractive, and reactive methods; gas absorption processes, with data on plate performance, plate design, and packed towers; super-critical fluid and membrame separation processes; biochemical separation processes; materials of construction; materials for process applications. Chosen by generations of chemical and process engineers, Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook continues the fine tradition of earlier editions: it thoroughly meets professionals' needs for complete, reliable, and useful information in the field. ``A valuable tool for chemical engineers.''--C.T. Sciance, Principal Consultant, R&D Planning, Dupont.