UNIT OPERATIONS OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING byWarren McCabe , Smith Julian , Peter Harriott
This is one of the oldest textbooks on chemical engineering that is still in use in undergraduate courses.
Summary Of The Book
In complex engineering processes, the whole process is broken down into unit operations so that they can be analyzed individually. A unit operation is any single part of a multi-step process that can be considered a separate function by itself.
The book starts with an introduction covering principles and definitions related to unit operations. It then divides the unit operations in chemical engineering into four major groups - Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer and Its Applications, Mass Transfer and Its Applications, and Operations Involving Particulate Solids.
The Fluid Mechanics section covers fluid flow phenomena, basic equations of fluid flow, fluid statics and its applications, flow of compressible fluids, incompressible flow in pipes and channels, flow past immersed objects, transporting and metering of fluids, and agitation and mixing of liquids.
The Heat Transfer section covers principles of heat flow in fluids, heat transfer by conduction, heat transfer to fluids with and without phase change, radiation heat transfer, heat-exchange equipment, and evaporation.
Mass Transfer section covers principles of diffusion and mass transfer between phases, gas absorption, humidification operations, equilibrium-stage operations, distillation, introduction to multicomponent distillation, leaching and extraction, drying of solids, fixed-bed separations, membrane separation processes, and crystallization.
The last section covers properties and handling of particulate solids and mechanical separation.
This is followed by an extensive appendix section containing nineteen appendices. These include conversion factors and constants of nature, dimensionless groups, dimensions, capacities and weights of standard steel pipe, Tyler standard screen scale etc.
About The Authors
Warren L. McCabewas a highly respected professor and an author.
He wrote the Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering which was first published in the 1950s.
Warren L. McCabe had a distinguished career as an academic, first in the faculty of the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and then in the Department of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University. He was considered a pioneer in the field of chemical engineering.
Peter Harriotthad a distinguished career as an academic for nearly fifty years.
Peter Harriott was born in 1927. He graduated from Cornell University with a degree in chemical engineering, then earned his Sc.D from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He worked for General Electric and later joined the Cornell University faculty. He designed new courses and has guided several M.S. and Ph.D students.
Julian C. Smithhas co-authored Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering with Peter Harriott.
Table of Contents
Section 1 Introduction
1 Definitions and Principles
Section 2 Fluid Mechanics
2 Fluid Statics and Its Applications
3 Fluid Flow Phenomena
4 Basic Equations of Fluid Flow
5 Incompressible Flow in Pipes and Channels
6 Flow of Compressible Fluids
7 Flow past Immersed Objects
8 Transportation and Metering of Fluids
9 Agitation and Mixing of Liquids
Section 3 Heat Transfer and Its Applications
10 Heat Transfer by Conduction
11 Principles of Heat Flow in Fluids
12 Heat Transfer to Fluids without Phase Change
13 Heat Transfer to Fluids with Phase Change
14 Radiation Heat Transfer
15 Heat-Exchange Equipment
Section 4 Mass Transfer and Its Applications
17 Principles of Diffusion and Mass Transfer between Phases
18 Gas Absorption
19 Humidification Operations
20 Equilibrium-Stage Operations
22 Introduction to Multicomponent Distillation
23 Leaching and Extraction
24 Drying of Solids
25 Fixed-Bed Separatons
26 Membrane Separation Processes
Section 5 Operations Involving Particulate Solids
28 Properties and Handling of Particulate Solids
29 Mechanical Separations
Appendix 1 Conversion Factors and Constants of Nature
Appendix 2 Dimensionless Groups
Appendix 3 Dimensions, Capacities, and Weights of Standard Steel Pipe
Appendix 4 Condenser and Heat-Exchanger Tube Data
Appendix 5 Tyler Standard Screen Scale
Appendix 6 Properties of Liquid Water
Appendix 7 Properties of Saturated Steam and Water
Appendix 8 Viscosities of Gases
Appendix 9 Viscosities of Liquids
Appendix 10 Thermal Conductivities of Metals
Appendix 11 Thermal Conductivities of Various Solids and Insulating Materials
Appendix 12 Thermal Conductivities of Gases and Vapors
Appendix 13 Thermal Conductivities of Liquids Other Than Water
Appendix 14 Specific Heats of Gases
Appendix 15 Specific Heats of Liquids
Appendix 16 Prandtl Numbers for Gases at 1 atm and 100C
Appendix 17 Prandtl Numbers for Liquids
Appendix 18 Diffusivities and Schmidt Numbers for Gases in Air at 0c and 1 atm
Appendix 19 Collision Integral and Lennard-Jones Force Constants
Publisher: Tata Mc Graw-hill Higher Education