Analysis, Synthesis, and Design of Chemical Processes, 5th edition

  • Richard Turton, 
  • Joseph A. Shaeiwitz, 
  • Debangsu Bhattacharyya, 
  • Wallace B. Whiting

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The Leading Integrated Chemical Process Design Guide: With Extensive Coverage of Equipment Design and Other Key Topics


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


The fifth edition includes updated safety and ethics resources and economic factors indices, as well as an extensive, new section focused on process equipment design and performance, covering equipment design for common unit operations, such as fluid flow, heat transfer, separations, reactors, and more. 

  • Conceptualization and analysis: process diagrams, configurations, batch processing, product design, and analyzing existing processes
  • Economic analysis: estimating fixed capital investment and manufacturing costs, measuring process profitability, and more
  • Synthesis and optimization: process simulation, thermodynamic models, separation operations, heat integration, steady-state and dynamic process simulators, and process regulation
  • Chemical equipment design and performance: a full section of expanded and revamped coverage of designing process equipment and evaluating the performance of current equipment
  • Advanced steady-state simulation: goals, models, solution strategies, and sensitivity and optimization results
  • Dynamic simulation: goals, development, solution methods, algorithms, and solvers
  • Societal impacts: ethics, professionalism, health, safety, environmental issues, and green engineering
  • Interpersonal and communication skills: working in teams, communicating effectively, and writing better reports

This text draws on a combined 55 years of innovative instruction at West Virginia University (WVU) and the University of Nevada, Reno. It includes suggested curricula for one- and two-semester design courses, case studies, projects, equipment cost data, and extensive preliminary design information for jump-starting more detailed analyses.

Published by Pearson (March 18th 2021) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137459483

Subject: Chemical Engineering

Category: Introduction to Chemical Engineering

Table of contents

  • Section I: Conceptualization and Analysis of Chemical Processes
  • 1. Diagrams for Understanding Chemical Processes
  • 2. The Structure and Synthesis of Process Flow Diagrams
  • 3. Batch Processing
  • 4. Chemical Product Design
  • 5. Tracing Chemicals through the Process Flow Diagram
  • 6. Understanding Process Conditions
  • Section II: Engineering Economic Analysis of Chemical Processes
  • 8. Estimation of Manufacturing Costs
  • 9. Engineering Economic Analysis
  • 10. Profitability Analysis
  • Section III: Synthesis and Optimization of Chemical Processes
  • 11. Utilizing Experience-Based Principles to Confirm the Suitability of a Process Design
  • 12. Synthesis of the PFD from the Generic BFD
  • 13. Synthesis of a Process Using a Simulator and Simulator Troubleshooting
  • 14. Process Optimization
  • 15. Pinch Technology
  • 16. Advanced Topics Using Steady-State Simulators
  • 17. Using Dynamic Simulators in Process Design
  • 18. Regulation and Control of Chemical Processes with Applications Using Commercial Software
  • Section IV: Process Equipment Design and Performance
  • 19. Fluid Mechanics
  • 20. Heat Transfer
  • 21. Separations
  • 22. Reactors
  • 23. Other Equipment
  • 24. Process Troubleshooting and Debottlenecking
  • Section V: The Impact of Chemical Engineering Design on Society
  • 25. Ethics and Professionalism
  • 26. Health, Safety, and the Environment
  • 27. Green Engineering
  • Section VI. Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • 28. Teamwork
  • Appendix A. Cost Equations and Curves for the CAPCOST Program

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