Ludwig's Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants, Volume 1, Fourth Edition

  • 24h 6m
  • A. Kayode Coker
  • Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Inc.
  • 2007

This complete revision of Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants, Volume 1 builds upon Ernest E. Ludwig's classic text to further enhance its use as a chemical engineering process design manual of methods and proven fundamentals. This new edition includes important supplemental mechanical and related data, nomographs and charts. Also included within are improved techniques and fundamental methodologies, to guide the engineer in designing process equipment and applying chemical processes to properly detailed equipment.

All three volumes of Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants serve the practicing engineer by providing organized design procedures, details on the equipment suitable for application selection, and charts in readily usable form.

About the Author

A. Kayode Coker is Chairman of Chemical & Process Engineering Technology department at Jubail Industrial College in Saudi Arabia. He is both a chartered scientist and a chartered chemical engineer for more than 15 years. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers in the U.K., and a senior member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and a member of the American Chemical Society. Prior experience includes process engineering for H & G Engineering in Glasgow, Scotland, Davy Energy and Environmental Ltd., U.K., and Shell Petroleum Development Co. of Nigeria, research and development for Blue Circle Industry in the U.K., and a consultant for A.K.C. Technology, U.K. He holds a B.Sc. honors degree in chemical engineering, an M.Sc. in process analysis and development, and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, all from Aston University, Birmingham, U.K., and a Teachers' certificate in Education at University of London. He has directed and conducted short courses for blue chip companies in the U.K. and for SABIC industries in Saudi Arabia. He has published several articles in international journals, and is an author of Fortran Programs for Chemical Process Design, Analysis and Simulation, Gulf Publishing Co., Modeling of Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design, Butterworth-Heinemann, and a book chapter in Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design, vol. 61., Marcel Dekker.

In this Book

  • Rules of Thumb—Summary
  • Process Planning, Scheduling, and Flowsheet Design
  • Cost Estimation and Economic Evaluation
  • Physical Properties Of Liquids and Gases
  • Fluid Flow
  • Pumping of Liquids
  • Mechanical Separations
  • Mixing of Liquids
  • Ejectors and Mechanical Vacuum Systems
  • Process Safety and Pressure-Relieving Devices