Molecular Engineering Thermodynamics

Author: Juan J. de Pablo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107469570
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Building up gradually from first principles, this unique introduction to modern thermodynamics integrates classical, statistical and molecular approaches and is especially designed to support students studying chemical and biochemical engineering. In addition to covering traditional problems in engineering thermodynamics in the context of biology and materials chemistry, students are also introduced to the thermodynamics of DNA, proteins, polymers and surfaces. It includes over 80 detailed worked examples, covering a broad range of scenarios such as fuel cell efficiency, DNA/protein binding, semiconductor manufacturing and polymer foaming, emphasizing the practical real-world applications of thermodynamic principles; more than 300 carefully tailored homework problems, designed to stretch and extend students' understanding of key topics, accompanied by an online solution manual for instructors; and all the necessary mathematical background, plus resources summarizing commonly used symbols, useful equations of state, microscopic balances for open systems, and links to useful online tools and datasets.

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

Author: M. Scott Shell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107014530
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Learn classical thermodynamics alongside statistical mechanics and how macroscopic and microscopic ideas interweave with this fresh approach to the subjects.

Chemical Product Design

Author: E. L. Cussler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113949791X
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The chemical industry is changing, going beyond commodity chemicals to a palette of higher value added products. This groundbreaking book, now revised and expanded, documents this change and shows how to meet the challenges implied. Presenting a four-step design process - needs, ideas, selection, manufacture - the authors supply readers with a simple design template that can be applied to a wide variety of products. Four new chapters on commodities, devices, molecules/drugs and microstructures show how this template can be applied to products including oxygen for emphysema patients, pharmaceuticals like taxol, dietary supplements like lutein, and beverages which are more satisfying. For different groups of products the authors supply both strategies for design and summaries of relevant science. Economic analysis is expanded, emphasizing the importance of speed-to-market, selling ideas to investors and an expectation of limited time in the market. Extra examples, homework problems and a solutions manual are available.

The Potential Distribution Theorem and Models of Molecular Solutions

Author: Tom L. Beck
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139457632
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An understanding of statistical thermodynamic molecular theory is fundamental to the appreciation of molecular solutions. This complex subject has been simplified by the authors with down-to-earth presentations of molecular theory. Using the potential distribution theorem (PDT) as the basis, the text provides a discussion of practical theories in conjunction with simulation results. The authors discuss the field in a concise and simple manner, illustrating the text with useful models of solution thermodynamics and numerous exercises. Modern quasi-chemical theories that permit statistical thermodynamic properties to be studied on the basis of electronic structure calculations are given extended development, as is the testing of those theoretical results with ab initio molecular dynamics simulations. The book is intended for students taking up research problems of molecular science in chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, nanotechnology and biotechnology.

Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering

Author: Arvind Varma
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195098211
Format: PDF
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Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering builds on students' knowledge of calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations, employing appropriate examples and applications from chemical engineering to illustrate the techniques. It provides an integrated treatment of linear operator theory from determinants through partial differential equations, featuring an extensive chapter on nonlinear ordinary differential equations as well as strong coverage of first-order partial differential equations and perturbation methods. Numerous high-quality diagrams and graphics support the concepts and solutions. Many examples are included throughout the text, and a large number of well-conceived problems at the end of each chapter reinforce the concepts presented. Also, in some cases the results of the mathematical analysis are compared with experimental data--a unique feature for a mathematical book. The text offers instructors the flexibility to cover all of the material presented or to select a few methods to teach, so that they may cultivate the specific mathematical skills which are most appropriate for their students. The topical coverage provides a good balance between material which can be taught in a one-year course and the techniques that chemical engineers need to know to effectively model, analyze, and carry out numerical simulations of chemical engineering processes, with an emphasis on developing techniques which can be used in applications. Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering serves as both an ideal text for chemical engineering students in advanced mathematical methods courses and a comprehensive reference in mathematical methods for chemical engineering practitioners in academic institutions and industry.

Chemical Engineering

Author: Morton Denn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139503413
Format: PDF, Kindle
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'Chemical engineering is the field of applied science that employs physical, chemical, and biological rate processes for the betterment of humanity'. This opening sentence of Chapter 1 has been the underlying paradigm of chemical engineering. Chemical Engineering: An Introduction is designed to enable the student to explore the activities in which a modern chemical engineer is involved by focusing on mass and energy balances in liquid-phase processes. Problems explored include the design of a feedback level controller, membrane separation, hemodialysis, optimal design of a process with chemical reaction and separation, washout in a bioreactor, kinetic and mass transfer limits in a two-phase reactor, and the use of the membrane reactor to overcome equilibrium limits on conversion. Mathematics is employed as a language at the most elementary level. Professor Morton M. Denn incorporates design meaningfully; the design and analysis problems are realistic in format and scope.

Chemical Engineering Design and Analysis

Author: T. Michael Duncan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521639569
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Students taking their first chemical engineering course plunge into the 'nuts and bolts' of mass and energy balances and often miss the broad view of what chemical engineers do. This 1998 text offers a well-paced introduction to chemical engineering. Students are first introduced to the fundamental steps in design and three methods of analysis: mathematical modeling, graphical methods, and dimensional analysis. The book then describes how to apply engineering skills, such as how to simplify calculations through assumptions and approximations; how to verify calculations, significant figures, spreadsheets, graphing (standard, semi-log and log-log); and how to use data maps. In addition, the book teaches engineering skills through the design and analysis of chemical processes and process units in order to assess product quality, economics, safety, and environmental impact. This text will help undergraduate students in chemical engineering develop engineering skills early in their studies. Lecturer's solution manual available from the publisher on request.