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Introduction to Chemical Engineering Computing
by Bruce A. Finlayson

Introduction to Chemical Engineering Computing gives readers the professional tools they need to solve real-world problems.

Features:

  • Equations of state
  • Vapor-liquid and chemical reaction equilibria
  • Mass balances with recycle streams
  • Mass transfer equipment
  • Process simulation
  • Chemical reactors
  • Transfer processes in 1D
  • Fluid flow in 2D and 3D
  • Convective diffusion equations in 2D and 3D

Contents

Introduction

  • Organization
  • Algebraic Equations
  • Process Simulation
  • Differential Equations

Equations of State

  • Equation of state - mathematical formulation
  • Solving equations of state Using Excel
  • Solution using 'Goal seek'
  • Solution using 'Solver'
  • Example of a chemical engineering problem solved using 'Goal Seek'
  • Solving equations of state using MATLAB(r)
  • Example of a chemical engineering problem solved using MATLAB
  • Another example of a chemical engineering problem solved using MATLAB
  • Equations of state with Aspen Plus
  • Specific volume of a mixture

Vapor-liquid Equilibrium

  • Flash and phase separation
  • Isothermal flash - development of equations
  • Example using Excel
  • Thermodynamic parameters
  • Example using MATLAB
  • Example using Aspen Plus
  • Non-ideal liquids - test of thermodynamic model

Chemical Reaction Equilibrium

  • Chemical equilibrium expression
  • Example of hydrogen for fuel cells
  • Solution with Excel
  • Solution using MATLAB
  • Chemical equilibria with two or more equations
  • Multiple equations, few unknowns with MATLAB
  • Method 1 using the 'fsolve' command
  • Method 2 using the 'fminsearch' function
  • Variations in MATLAB
  • Chemical Equilibria with Aspen Plus

Mass Balances with Recycle Streams

  • Mathematical formulation
  • Example without recycle
  • Example with recycle; comparison of sequential and simultaneous solution methods
  • Example of process simulation using Excel for simple mass balances
  • Example of process simulation using Excel including chemical reaction equilibrium
  • Example of process simulation using Excel including phase equilibrium

Simulation of Mass Transfer Equipment

  • Thermodynamics
  • Example: multicomponent distillation with shortcut methods
  • Mathematical development
  • Example: multicomponent distillation with rigorous plate-to-plate methods
  • Example: packed bed absorption
  • Example: gas plant product separation

Process Simulation

  • Model library
  • Example: Ammonia process
  • Utility costs
  • Convergence hints
  • Optimization

Chemical Reactors

  • Mathematical formulation of reactor problems
  • Example: plug flow reactor and batch reactor
  • Example: continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR)
  • Using MATLAB to solve ordinary differential equations
  • Simple example
  • Use of the 'global' command
  • Passing parameters
  • Example: isothermal plug flow reactor
  • Example: non-isothermal flow reactor
  • Using FEMLAB to solve ordinary differential equations
  • Simple example
  • Example: isothermal plug flow reactor
  • Example: non-isothermal flow reactor
  • Reactor problems with mole changes and variable density
  • Chemical reactors with mass transfer limitations
  • Continuous stirred tank reactors (CSTR)
  • Solution using Excel
  • Solution using MATLAB
  • CSTR with multiple solutions
  • Solutions to multiple equations using MATLAB
  • Transient continuous stirred tank reactors (CSTR)

Transport Process in One Dimension

  • Applications in chemical engineering - mathematical foundation
  • Heat transfer
  • Diffusion and reaction
  • Fluid flow
  • Unsteady heat transfer
  • Example: Heat transfer in a slab
  • Example: Reaction and diffusion
  • Parametric solution
  • Flow of a Newtonion fluid in a pipe
  • Example: Flow of a Non-Newtonion in a pipe
  • Example: Transient Heat Transfer
  • Example: Liinear Adsorption
  • Example: Chromatography

Fluid Flow in Two and Three Dimensions

  • Mathematical foundation of fluid flow
  • Navier-Stokes equation
  • Non-Newtonian fluid
  • Example: Entry flow in a pipe
  • Example: Entry flow of a non-Newtonian fluid
  • Example: Flow in microfluidic devices
  • Example: Turbulent flow in a pipe
  • Example: Start-up flow in a pipe
  • Example: Flow through an orifice
  • Example: Flow in a serpentine mixer
  • Boundary conditions
  • Non-dimensionalization

Convective Diffusion Equation in Two and Three Dimensions

  • Convective diffusion equation
  • Non-dimensional equations
  • Boundary conditions
  • Example: heat transfer in two dimensions
  • Example: heat conduction with a hole
  • Example: dispersion in microfluidic devices
  • Effect of Peclet number
  • Example: concentration-dependent viscosity
  • Example: viscous dissipation
  • Example: chemical reactor
  • Example: wall reactions
  • Example: mixing in a serpentine mixer

Index

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