Oxford Chemistry Primers for Chemical Engineering
1. Heat Transfer by R. H. S. Winterton
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.
3. Forced Convection
4. Natural Convection
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
3. Chemical Reaction Engineering: A First Course
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.
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
4. Aquatic Environmental Chemistry by Alan G. Howard
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
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 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