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Basic chemical thermodynamics
By Smith, E. Brian (Eric Brian)
QD504.S646 2014, Lee Wee Nam Library

This widely acclaimed text, now in its sixth edition and translated into many languages, continues to present a clear, simple and concise introduction to chemical thermodynamics. An examination of equilibrium in the everyday world of mechanical objects provides a starting point for an accessible account of the factors that determine equilibrium in chemical systems. This straightforward approach leads students to a thorough understanding of the basic principles of thermodynamics, which are then applied to a wide range of physical chemical systems.
The book also discusses the problems of non-ideal solutions and the concept of activity, and provides an introduction to the molecular basis of thermodynamics.
Over six editions, the views of teachers of the subject and their students have been incorporated. Reference to the phase rule has been included in this edition and the notation has been revised to conform to current IUPAC recommendations. Students taking courses in thermodynamics will continue to find this popular book an excellent introductory text. [As taken from Amazon]

Batch distillation : simulation, optimal design, and control

Title: Batch distillation : simulation, optimal design, and control.
Author:  Diwekar, Urmila M.
Call number: TP156.D5D618
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For graduate and undergraduate students, researchers, and practitioners in chemical engineering, Illinois-based chemical engineer Diwekar examines batch distillation, which she says tends to be mentioned only briefly in the technical literature devoted mostly to continuous distillation. Among her topics are the various operating modes, challenges in modeling column dynamics, a hierarchy of models of varying complexity and rigor, approaches to the optimal design of batch columns and how they differ from continuous columns, optimal control problems, and the analysis and synthesis of columns with complex thermodynamics and unconventional column configurations. The first edition was published in 1995; for this one she has reconfigured some chapters, extended some, and added new ones on uncertainty and software packages. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
[As taken from Syndetics]

Chemical engineering design : principles, practice, and economics of plant and process design

Title: Chemical engineering design : principles, practice, and economics of plant and process design, 2nd ed.
Author:  Towler, Gavin P.
Call number: TP155.T742 2013
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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.
[As taken from Syndetics]

New title for Chemical & Biomedical Engineering

 Fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and mass transfer : chemical engineering practice Title:  Fluids mechanics, heat transfer, and mass transfer: chemical engineering practice
Author:  Raju, K.S.N.
Call number:  TP155.R161
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This broad-based book covers the three major areas of Chemical Engineering. Most of the books in the market involve one of the individual areas, namely, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer or Mass Transfer, rather than all the three. This book presents this material in a single source. This avoids the user having to refer to a number of books to obtain information. Most published books covering all the three areas in a single source emphasize theory rather than practical issues. This book is written with emphasis on practice with brief theoretical concepts in the form of questions and answers, not adopting stereo-typed question-answer approach practiced in certain books in the market, bridging the two areas of theory and practice with respect to the core areas of chemical engineering. Most parts of the book are easily understandable by those who are not experts in the field. [As taken from Amazon]

New title for Chemical & Biomedical Engineering

Title:   Computer methods in chemical engineering
Author:   Ghasem, Nayef.
Call number:   TP184.G411
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While various software packages have become quite useful for performing unit operations and other kinds of processes in chemical engineering, the fundamental theory and methods of calculation must also be understood in order to effectively test the validity of these packages and verify the results. Computer Methods in Chemical Engineering presents the most commonly used simulation software, along with the theory involved. It covers chemical engineering thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, material and energy balances, mass transfer operations, reactor design, and computer applications in chemical engineering.

Through this book, students learn:

-What chemical engineers do

-The functions and theoretical background of basic chemical engineering unit operations

-How to simulate chemical processes using software packages

-How to size chemical process units manually and with software

-How to fit experimental data

-How to solve linear and nonlinear algebraic equations as well as ordinary differential equations

Along with exercises and references, each chapter contains a theoretical description of process units followed by numerous examples that are solved step by step via hand calculations and computer simulation using Hysys/Unisim, PRO/II, Aspen Plus, and SuperPro Designer. Adhering to the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) criteria, the book gives students the tools needed to solve real problems involving thermodynamics and fluid-phase equilibria, fluid flow, material and energy balances, heat exchangers, reactor design, distillation, absorption, and liquid–liquid extraction. [As taken from Amazon]