Design of processing equipment and facilities, 2020: heat exchangers, heat exchanger networks, evaporators, distillation, absorption, adsorption and reactors –

DUBLIN – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – The book “Process Equipment and Plant Design” by Elsevier Science and Technology has been added to offer.

Treatment Equipment and Plant Design: Principles and Practices takes a holistic approach to process design in the chemical engineering industry, dealing with the design of individual process equipment and its configuration as a complete functional system. The chapters cover typical heat and mass transfer systems and equipment included in a chemical engineering program, such as heat exchangers, heat exchanger networks, evaporators, distillation, absorption, adsorption, reactors, etc.

The authors develop additional topics such as industrial cooling systems, extraction, and topics on process utilities, piping, and hydraulics, including the basics of instrumentation and safety that complement the procedure for equipment design and help achieve a complete plant design. The chapters are organized into sections relating to heat and mass transfer processes, reaction systems, plant hydraulics and process vessels, plant auxiliaries and technical safety, as well as a separate chapter presenting examples of process design in complete plants.

This comprehensive reference bridges the gap between industry and academia, while exploring best practices in design, including relevant theories in process design, making it a valuable introduction for new graduates and professionals working on design projects in industry.

  • Serves as a consolidated resource for process and plant design, including process utilities and technical safety

  • Bridges the gap between industry and academia by including practices in design and summarizing relevant theories

  • Presents design solutions as a complete functional system and not just major equipment design

  • Provides pseudo-code / flowchart design procedures along with practical considerations

Main topics covered:


1. General aspects of process design


2. Industrial scale heat transfer process

3. Double pipe heat exchanger

4. Shell and tube heat exchanger

5. Analysis of the heat exchanger network

6. Evaporator

7. Cooling tower


8. Inter-phase mass transfer

9. Phase balance

10. Absorption and stripping

11. Distillation

12. Adsorption

13. Extraction and leaching

14. Internal elements of the column


15. Reactors and reactor design


16. Plant hydraulics (pumps, compressors, piping and pipe fittings, piping diagrams for processes)

17. Treatment vessels


18. Processing utilities

19. Factory instrumentation and process control

20. Engineering safety


21. Design of complete treatment plants


  • Ray, Subhabrata Subhabrata Ray: After obtaining undergraduate (1975) and postgraduate (1977) degrees in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, Ray worked until 1986 in three refineries and the technical department at the headquarters of M / s Indian Oil. , the first refining company in India. Subsequently, he worked with M / s TECHNIP-ESIA in France until he joined academics in 1988. Since then he has taught process equipment design, petroleum refinery engineering and oil refinery engineering. other courses at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He is a consultant for M / s Indian Oil Corporation, M / s Numaligarh Refinery, M / s IFB Agro Industries, M / s Hydrogen Energy LLC. (United States), etc. He is also involved in several industry and government sponsored consulting projects involving scaling up process and facility design. He regularly gives courses for the industry. Several students under his supervision won the Acharya PC Ray Award from the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers for the best undergraduate design project in India. During his tenure as a teacher, he published over fifty research articles in international peer-reviewed journals. He also holds several patents.

  • Das, Gargi Gargi Das graduated in Chemical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India in 1988 with the University Gold Medal. This was followed in 1990 with the Institute’s Silver Medal for Highest Academic Proficiency in Chemical Engineering in M.Tech. course at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur. In 1996, she obtained her doctorate. diploma from the same institute. She is also the recipient of the ISCA Young Scientist Award from the Indian Congress of Sciences in 1995, the AICTE Career Award for Young Teachers awarded by the All India Council for Technical Education in 1998, the Amar-Dye-Chem award for excellence in research and development from the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers in 1998 and BOYSCAST Fellowship for Overseas Research from the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India in 1999. She has published over sixty papers, three book chapters and holds several patents. She has also offered online web and video courses as part of the government’s National Enhanced Technology Learning Program. of India in the fields of chemical engineering.

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Leon E. Hill

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