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Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering

Fundamental Concepts for First-Year Students

Simpson, Ricardo, Sastry, Sudhir K

2013, XX, 352 p. 208 illus., 84 illus. in color.

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  • A unique introductory textbook that covers both chemical and bioprocess engineering
  • Provides a thorough grounding in fundamental concepts
  • Contains more than 400 exercises

This is a unique introductory textbook that covers all aspects of both chemical and bioprocess engineering and provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals so that the background may be used in future work. Included are more than 400 proposed and solved exercises, each classified by its level of difficulty. Each chapter contains references and selected web pages to vividly illustrate examples. To aid the reader, each chapter is marked according to Bloom’s Taxonomy to indicate the level of attention given to each concept.

About the Authors

Ricardo Simpson is a Professor at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Valparaíso, Chile.

Sudhir Sastry is a Professor at The Ohio State University, Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

Content Level » Lower undergraduate

Keywords » bioprocess engineering - chemical engineering - food engineering

Related subjects » Biotechnology - Food Science & Nutrition - Mathematics - Mechanical Engineering

Table of contents 

Introduction.- Fundamentals of Magnitudes, Units Systems, and Their Applications in Process Engineering.- Fundamentals of Process Control, Communication, and Instrumentation.- Learning from Nature and its Applications in Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering.- Challenging and Solving Problems with Basic Tools, Testing Student's Attitude.- A Glimpse of Thermodynamics and Transport Phenomena.- Fundamentals of Material Balances (Non-reactive Systems).- Fundamentals of Material Balances (Reactive Systems).- Fundamentals of Mathematical Modeling, Simulation, and Process Control.- Scale Up in Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering.- Optimization and Chemical/Bioprocess Optimization.- Basic Economic Principles and a Glimpse on How to Take a Decision Among Alternatives.

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Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India

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