Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering

Fundamental Concepts for First-Year Students

Authors: Simpson, Ricardo, Sastry, Sudhir K

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

The goal of this textbook is to provide first-year engineering students with a firm grounding in the fundamentals of chemical and bioprocess engineering. However, instead of being a general overview of the two topics, Fundamentals of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering will identify and focus on specific areas in which attaining a solid competency is desired. This strategy is the direct result of studies showing that broad-based courses at the freshman level often leave students grappling with a lot of material, which results in a low rate of retention. Specifically, strong emphasis will be placed on the topic of material balances, with the intent that students exiting a course based upon this textbook will be significantly higher on Bloom’s Taxonomy (knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis and synthesis, evaluation, creation) relating to material balances. 

In addition, this book also provides students with a highly developed ability to analyze problems from the material balances perspective, which leaves them with important skills for the future. The textbook consists of numerous exercises and their solutions. Problems are classified by their level of difficulty. Each chapter has references and selected web pages to vividly illustrate each example. In addition, to engage students and increase their comprehension and rate of retention, many examples involve real-world situations.  

About the authors

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

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

Reviews

Without any strategy at all I was trying to solve very simple material balance problems, and was constantly failing. After reading and conscientiously following the procedures proposed by Drs. Simpson and Sastry, the material balance exercises were never again a problem. I am very thankful for this book. Paulina Galaz, Bachelor of Biochemistry, Universidad Católica de Chile.

Material balance problems can easily get complicated if you do not follow proper procedure. The method proposed in this book allowed me to correctly define the necessary steps and then solve complex problems, which could not have been solved without the application of such procedures. Clio Peirano, Chemical Engineering, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María.

During my first year of Chemical Engineering, material balance problems were a nightmare. Fortunately, I read and carefully study the proposed methods by Drs. Simpson and Sastry. Now I can proudly say that material balance is my strength. Natalia Valencia, Chemical Engineering, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María.


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Simpson, Ricardo (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Fundamentals of Magnitudes, Unit Systems, and Their Applications in Process Engineering

    Simpson, Ricardo (et al.)

    Pages 9-28

  • Fundamentals of Process Control, Communication, and Instrumentation

    Simpson, Ricardo (et al.)

    Pages 29-48

  • Learning from Nature and Its Potential Applications in Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering

    Simpson, Ricardo (et al.)

    Pages 49-60

  • Challenging Students and Solving Problems with Basic Tools, Testing Students’ Attitudes

    Simpson, Ricardo (et al.)

    Pages 61-104

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-9126-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-9125-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $79.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4492-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering
Book Subtitle
Fundamental Concepts for First-Year Students
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-9126-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-9126-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-9125-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4492-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 352
Number of Illustrations and Tables
124 b/w illustrations, 84 illustrations in colour
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