Printed and ready to go!

The second edition has been printed, and it is available for purchase. Detailed information is available at table of contents, preface, some summaries, and much additional information.

The book has sections on Thermodynamics (equations of state, vapor-liquid equilibrium, chemical reaction equilibrium), Process Simulation, and Fluid Mechanics and Transport Phenomena. This book demonstrates four computer programs: Excel®, MATLAB®, Aspen Plus®, and Comsol Multiphysics®.

The biggest things that are new the new computer interface of Comsol Multiphysics, and the capability of Aspen Plus 7.3 to use the NIST Thermodynamic Database so that you can compare your calculations with experimental data measured sometime in the last century. (Once it has been measured, we usually don’t do it again!). There are twice as many problems, and there are some numerical problems, as well, for those who feel they haven’t solved the problem unless they did the programming themselves. Do you make your doctor explain how an MRI works before you undergo a test? Does he/she know the hydrogen molecules flip over? Do you accept the results? The doctor and technician know how to interpret the results and how to detect if the machine is not operating correctly; engineering students can do that, too. There are a lot more problems of current interest including those in the energy field and microfluidics.

About chemecomp

Bruce A. Finlayson, retired Rehnberg Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington
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1 Response to Printed and ready to go!

  1. I just got it… Will start reading from it tonight…Thanks

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