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Title: Good Chemical Engineering Books
Post by: Donaldson Tan on August 04, 2004, 03:11:46 PM
General Chemical Engineering

Title: Perry's Chemical Engineers' Platinum Edition
Author: Robert H. Perry
Description: This is the bible for all Chemical Engineers. Why don't you have a personal copy?

Fluid Mechanics

Title: Process Fluid Mechanics
Author: Morton Denn

The post written by Mitch not GEODOME!!!
Title: Re:good chemical engineering books
Post by: Donaldson Tan on November 12, 2004, 12:46:11 PM
Some good books I found:

1. Thermodynamics for Chemical Engineers, KE Bett. MIT Press
2. Physical Chemistry by PW Atkins
3. General Chemistry by Linus Pauling
4. Mechanics of Fluid, Denn
Title: Re:good chemical engineering books
Post by: Mitch on November 12, 2004, 02:38:43 PM
Chem E's typically study the same things ans you would find in your P-Chem book. Except they go more in depth, way more in depth on certain subjects. Take for example a chapter on transport processes, you will find sections on kinetics, thermal conductivity, viscosity. Where in p-chem you learn about thermal conductivity in one section of one chapter in a book, Chem E's will have a whole class on the subject.
Title: Re:good chemical engineering books
Post by: kevins on November 13, 2004, 08:32:04 AM
I would like to introduce one book for Chem Eng.

Materials Science for Engineers (Addison-Wesley Series in Metallurgy and Materials)
by Lawrence H. Van Vlack
Title: Re:good chemical engineering books
Post by: kevins on November 13, 2004, 11:33:01 PM
A series of Chemical Engineering book

"Chemical Engineering: Volume 1 to 6" with the problem solution by JM Coulson, JF Richardson, JR Backhurst and JH Harker.

The authers suggested some further reading books at the end of each chapter to the reader and I think it is a clear direction for the reader to find the reference.
Title: Re: Good Chemical Engineering Books
Post by: Donaldson Tan on May 27, 2006, 08:20:40 PM
Oxford Chemistry Primers for Chemical Engineering

1. Heat Transfer by R. H. S. Winterton
ISBN-10: 0-19-856297-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-856297-9
Publication date: 17 July 1997

The primer follows a classical approach with main chapters on conduction, forced convection, natural convection and radiation. Practical problems do not normally divide neatly into purely conduction problems, purely forced convection and so on, although other texts often assume this. To help overcome this it has been recognised in examples and problems that more than one aspect of heat transfer may be needed to solve a single practical problem. The book covers the essential material of a text twice the length, making it easier for the reader to find and understand key principles.

Readership: All chemical engineering and mechanical engineering students.

1. Introduction
2. Conduction
3. Forced Convection
4. Natural Convection
5. Radiation
Appendix - Properties of air and water. Error function

2. Radiation Heat Transfer by H. R. N. Jones


    * Mathematical analysis is deliberately kept simple and aimed at an undergraduate audience.
    * Gives an introductory treatment of gas radiation and combined modes of heat transfer, which are usually omitted from general heat transfer texts.
    * Goes beyond material covered in general heat transfer texts for students.
    * Gives a number of engineering applications, such as furnaces, temperature measurement, and particle radiation. These sections put the theory into context, and give the non-specialist an appreciation of real engineering systems.

This book is an introductory text on radiation heat transfer aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students working in an engineering environment, who have no prior knowledge of the subject. It starts from the basic physical principles of thermal radiation, and then goes on to develop methods for the calculation of view factors, rates of heat transfer between surfaces, effects of intervening gases, and the treatment of combined modes of heat transfer. It applies these methods to a number of practical engineering examples, including heat transfer in furnaces, techniques for the measurement of temperature, and radiation from particles in combustion gases.

The text works from a student's point of view, and is based firmly in the tradition of hand calculation, as commonly encountered in university teaching programmes.

Readership: Chemical engineering and engineering undergraduates. Also of use to postgraduate research scientists and engineers who have not previously studied the topic, and as a "refresher" to engineering graduates who have not used the material in their profession for some time and whose knowledge has become rusty.

1. Fundamentals of thermal radiation
2. View factors
3. Heat exchange between black surfaces
4. Heat exchange between grey surfaces
5. Emission and absorption by gases
6. Radiative heat transfer in furnaces
7. Combined modes of heat transfer
8. Measurement of temperature
9. Radiation from flames
Further reading

3. Chemical Reaction Engineering: A First Course
ISBN-10: 0-19-856538-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-856538-3
Publication date: 28 August 1997

This book covers the material required for a basic understanding of chemical reaction engineering. Such material would normally be taught in a first chemical reaction engineering course in a university chemical engineering department. The principles of reaction engineering are simply and clearly presented; simple illustrative problems are used to demonstrate how these principles are practically applied. Further problems, with solutions, based on exam questions, are supplied. The book is written in a way that it could be used as a self-study guide and would be useful for undergraduate chemical engineers early in their degree as well as engineers and scientists of other disciplines interested in acquiring some knowledge of reaction engineering outside of a formal teaching environment.

Readership: All chemical engineering students; this module is usually taught in the 2nd year in UK. Physical and other chemists interested in industrial chemistry. Production engineers.

1. Introduction
2. Materials balance for chemical reactors
3. Calculation of reactor volume and residence time
4. Multiple reactions
5. The energy balance and temperature effects
6. Non-ideal reactors
Further reading

4. Aquatic Environmental Chemistry by Alan G. Howard
ISBN-10: 0-19-850283-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-850283-8
Publication date: 23 July 1998

Equilibrium inorganic chemistry underlies the composition and properties of the aquatic environment and provides a sound basis for understanding both natural geochemical processes and the behaviour of inorganic pollutants in the environment. Designed for readers having basic chemical and mathematical knowledge, this book includes material and examples suitable for undergraduate students in the early stages of chemistry, environmental science, geology, irrigation science and oceanography courses. Aquatic Environmental Chemistry covers the composition and underlying properties of both freshwater and marine systems and, within this framework, explains the effects of acidity, complexation, oxidation and reduction processes, and sedimentation. The format adopted for the book consists of two parallel columns. The inner column is the main body of the book and can be read on its own. The outer column is a source of useful secondary material where comments on the main text, explanations of unusual terms and guidance through mathematical steps are to be found. A wide range of examples to explain the behaviour of inorganic species in freshwater and marine systems are used throughout, making this clear and progressive text an invaluable introduction to equilibrium chemistry in solution.

Readership: Undergraduate students of chemistry, environmental chemistry, environmental science, oceanography, earth sciences, geology, geography, irrigation science, and water engineering.

1. The Earth and Biogeochemical Cycling
2. The Aquatic Environment
3. The Acidity of Water
4. Metal Complexes in Solution
5. Oxidation and Reduction
6. Dissolution and Deposition Processes
7. Case Studies

5. From Molecules to Crystallizers by Roger J. Davey and John Garside
ISBN-10: 0-19-850489-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-850489-4
Publication date: 11 May 2000
    * Both authors are world-recognized experts on crystallization
    * There are no other text books of this length on crystallization processes available

Crystallization is one of the oldest separation processes used in the chemical industry and is still one of the most important. It is also going through an exciting renaissance with the result that it is becoming yet more central to the needs of the modern chemical industry. As well as its long-standing use in the commodity chemicals business, it is central to the fine and speciality areas. The emphasis in crystallization has thus been changing from the simple production of bulk solid particles to one in which ever higher standards and reproducibility of particle size, size distribution, crystal form and particle morphology are demanded in both product and process development.

Readership: Chemistry undergraduates, chemistry graduates, chemical engineering undergraduates and some chemical industrialists.

Phase Equilibrium and Crystallization Techniques
Crystal Growth
Crystal Habit Control
Polymorphism and Metastable Phase Formation
Number Balances and Size Distribution Modelling
Characteristics of Continuous Crystallizers
Characteristics of Batch Crystallizers
Crystals in Formulated Products
Title: Re: Good Chemical Engineering Books
Post by: engwyk on February 16, 2007, 07:30:43 PM
These are very nice titles with very usefull content; but please if there is any possible way to get them fo free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Good Chemical Engineering Books
Post by: Donaldson Tan on February 23, 2007, 09:48:00 PM
These are very nice titles with very usefull content; but please if there is any possible way to get them fo free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are a forum, not a charity.
Title: Re: Good Chemical Engineering Books
Post by: chiralic on February 24, 2007, 12:21:42 AM
@ engwyk... I sent you a private message...check it!

Title: some titles
Post by: gogoel_08 on February 19, 2009, 06:09:01 PM
Centrifugal pumps design and application, Val S. Lobannoff and Robert R. Ross.
Handbook of chemical engineering calculations, Nicholas P. Chopey
INdustrial chemical process design, Douglas erwin..

those are very good books for reference...
and the usual books we read in college... some authors: Fogler, Bird, Levenspiel, Nawman, Bruce Gates, Geankoplis, etc.

See you
Title: Re: Good Chemical Engineering Books
Post by: kanankiri on March 01, 2009, 08:59:12 PM
Wet Scrubbers by Howard D. Hesketh (Author), Kenneth C. Schifftner (Author)

does anyone have that book?

Please PM me the link if you have and I'd be very grateful.

I need this book to conduct the calculations in designing wet scrubbers.

Title: Re: Good Chemical Engineering Books
Post by: Doctor GONZO on June 01, 2010, 06:11:34 PM
Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics


Product Description
Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, 7/e, presents comprehensive coverage of the subject of thermodynamics from a chemical engineering viewpoint. The text provides a thorough exposition of the principles of thermodynamics and details their application to chemical processes. The chapters are written in a clear, logically organized manner, and contain an abundance of realistic problems, examples, and illustrations to help students understand complex concepts. New ideas, terms, and symbols constantly challenge the readers to think and encourage them to apply this fundamental body of knowledge to the solution of practical problems. The comprehensive nature of this book makes it a useful reference both in graduate courses and for professional practice. The seventh edition continues to be an excellent tool for teaching the subject of chemical engineering thermodynamics to undergraduate students.

Product Details

    * Hardcover: 840 pages
    * Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math; 7 edition (November 12, 2004)
    * Language: English
    * ISBN-10: 0073104450
    * ISBN-13: 978-0073104454
Title: Re: Good Chemical Engineering Books
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Title: Re: Good Chemical Engineering Books
Post by: irfan on October 02, 2012, 07:30:27 PM
Perry hand book is excellent book regarding all relevant information of chemical engineering data.

however some useful books in chemical engineering are:
plant design by Timmerhaus
coulson and richardson
unit operations by McCabe and smith and peter harriot
Title: Re: Good Chemical Engineering Books
Post by: consul on April 22, 2013, 08:31:53 PM

I have put up a review of chemical engineering books at my website. They may help you decide. Also I have a list of chemical engineering books in there according to categories. Feel free to browse.

God bless.

Title: Re: Good Chemical Engineering Books
Post by: Starlord on July 02, 2016, 06:39:07 PM
Just a note - I looked into getting  copy of Perry's Chemical Engineering Handbook then realised that they fetch £130!!!

I know it's simple but, remember to check auction/secondhand sites (we all know the ones) for what you want.
Managed to pick the 8th edition of this book up in mint condition for £40!  Definitely deals to be had.

Oh, and if you're in Manchester and try to get hold of this book through a library - good luck as the only copies in the entirety of Greater Manchester are a Reference copy in Boston and Salford as well as a copy at Manchester University Library.
Be warned though as expect membership to Manchester University Library for the general public to cost £75 per year!