Current chemical process books take a how-to approach to design. “Integration and Optimization of Unit Operations” from Elsevier offers an integrated and holistic approach to the chemical process industries.
In the new book, a collection of global industry experts systematically discusses complex processes with different unit operations including solids processing and recycle flows and the importance of integrated process validation. Edited by Barry A. Perlmutter of Perlmutter & Idea Development LLC (P&ID) in Charlotte, NC, the book features chapters focusing on specific steps in a chemical process with design questions and troubleshooting ideas. The chapters follow the process seen at a chemical operating company no matter the size of the operation.
The book begins with crystallization and fermentation before covering process equipment, automation, mixing/blending, process modeling and safety and commissioning. Experts then discuss optimization, project management, techno-economic analysis and putting it all together. The book concludes with plant decommissioning.
“’Integration and Optimization of Unit Operations’” addresses the needs of engineers who want to increase their skill levels in various disciplines so that they can develop, commercialize and optimize processes,” says Perlmutter in a press release from P&ID. “Bringing together a combined expertise of 350 years, the book shares up-to-date and practical information on chemical unit operations from the R&D stage to scale-up and demonstration to commercialization and optimization.”
Taking a broader view and encouraging an integrated and holistic approach to chemical engineering, “Integration and Optimization of Unit Operations” is a useful resource for collaborating and developing creative solutions, according to P&ID. The book is available for purchase at Elsevier online.
Read the press release at www.perlmutterideadevelopment.com