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    Chemical Process Design / Diseño de Procesos Químicos (2017)

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          Textbooks particularly recommended    


      • Biegler, L.; Grossmann, I. & Westerberg, A. (1997): «Systematic methods of chemical process design». Prentice Hall.

      • Cussler, E. & Moggridge, G. (2001): «Chemical product design». Cambridge. University Press.

      • Douglas, J. (1988): «Conceptual design of chemical processes». McGraw-Hill.

      • Martin, M. (2016): «Industrial Chemical Process Analysis and Design». Elsevier.

      • Seider, W.; Seader, J.; Lewin, D. & Widadgo, S. (2010): «Product & process design principles». 3rd Ed. John Wiley & Sons.




          Other textbooks with modern approaches to process design    


      • Erwin, D. (2002): «Industrial chemical process design». McGraw-Hill.

      • Sinnot, R. & Towler, G. (2009): «Chemical engineering design». 5th Ed. Coulson & Richardson´s Chemical Engineering Series. Elsevier.

      • Sundmacher, K.; Kienle, A. & Seidel-Morgenstern, A. (Eds) (2005): «Integrated chemical procesess. Synthesis, operation, analysis and control». Wiley-VCH.

      • Thakore, S. & Bhatt, B. (2015): «Introduction to process engineering and design». McGraw-Hill Education.

      • Turton, R.; Bailie, R.; Whiting, W. & Shaeiwitz, J. (2003): «Analysis, synthesis and design of chemical processes». Prentice Hall PTR.




          Economic aspects    


      • Peter, M.; Timmerhaus, K. & West, R. (2005): «Plant design and economics for chemical engineers». 5th Ed. McGraw-Hill.

      • Valle-Riestra, J. (1983): «Project evaluation in the chemical process industries». McGraw-Hill.




          Rules of thumbs    


      • Branan, C. (Ed.) (2005): «Rules of thumbs for chemical engineers». 4th Ed. Elsevier.

      • Jones, D. (1997): «Elements of chemical process engineering». John Wiley & Sons.

      • Ulrich, G. & Vasudevan, P. (2004): «A guide to chemical engineering process design and economics». 2nd Ed. John Wiley & Sons.




          Product design    


      • Achenie, L.E.K.; Gani, R. & Venkatsubramanian, V. (2003): «Computer-aided molecular design: theory and practice». Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 12.

      • Cooper, R.G. (2002): «Winning at new products: accelerating the process from idea to finish». 3rd Ed. Perseus Publ. Cambridge, MA.

      • Cussler, E. & Moggridge, G. (2011): «Chemical product design». 2nd Ed. Cambridge. University Press.

      • Ng, K.M.; Gani, R. & Dam-Johansen, K. (2007): «Chemical product design: towards a perspective through case studies». Elsevier.

      • Wei, J. (2007): «Product engineering - Molecular structure and property». Oxford University Press.




          CACHE process design case study series    

      CACHE Process Design Case Study Series


      • Vol 1. Separation system for recovery of ethylene and light products from a Naptha pyrolysis gas steam.

      • Vol 2. Design of an ammonia synthesis plant.

      • Vol 3. Design of an ethanol dehydrogenation plant.

      • Vol 4. Alternative fermentation processes for ethanol production and economic analysis.

      • Vol 5. Retrofit of a heat exchanger network and design of a multiproduct batch plant.

      • Vol 6. Chemical engineering optimization models with GAMS.

      • Vol 7. Design of an ethylbenzene production plant.

      • Vol 8. Nitrogen from air. (Versión on-line).

      • Vol 9. Conceptual design of second generation bioethanol production via gasification of lignocellulosic biomass.

      • Vol 10. Conceptual design of the supply chain and production facility of lignocellulosic bioethanol via hydrolysis.

      • Vol 11. Conceptual design of an aromatics plant from shale gas




          Textbooks in Spanish language    


      • Branan, C. (Ed.) (2000): «Soluciones prácticas para el ingeniero químico». 2ª Ed. McGraw-Hill.

      • Diaz, M. (2012): «Ingeniería de bioprocesos». Ediciones Paraninfo.

      • Happel, J. & Jordan, D. (1981): «Economía de los procesos químicos». 2ª Ed. Reverté.

      • Jimenez-Gutierrez, A. (2003): «Diseño de procesos en ingeniería química». Editorial Reverté, S.A.

      • Puigjaner, L.; Ollero, P.; De Prada, C. & Jimenez, L. (2006): «Estrategias de modelado, simulación y optimización de procesos químicos». Editorial Síntesis.

      • Ravagnani, M. & Caballero, J.A. (2012): «Redes de cambiadores de calor». Publicaciones de la Universidad de Alicante.

      • Roberts, R. (2010): «Serendipia: descubrimientos accidentales en la ciencia». Alianza Ed.

      • Sinnot, R. & Towler, G. (2012): «Diseño en ingeniería química». Editorial Reverte.




          Encyclopedias and handbooks on chemical engineering    


      • Kirk, R.E. & Othmer, D.F. (1961): «Enciclopedia de tecnología química». México. Unión Tipográfica Ed. Hispano-Americana.

      • Mcketta, J.J. (1976-2002): «Encyclopedia of chemical processing and design». New York. Basel Marcel Dekker, cop.

      • Ullmann, F. (1999): «Ullmann's encyclopedia of industrial chemistry». 6th Ed. Electronic release. Weinheim. Wiley-Vch.




          Chemical engineering design project. Case study approach    


      • Ray M. & Sneesby M. (1998): «Production of phtalic anhydride». 2nd Ed. Gordon Breach Science Publishers.

      • Ray M. & Johnston D. (1989): «The manufacture of nitric acid». Gordon Breach Science Publishers.

      • CACHE. Process Design case study series.




          Other Resources    


      • AIChE. American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

      • Reference documents (BREF). European IPPC Bureau (EIPPCB). European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC).

      • CACHE. Computer Aids for Chemical Engineering.

      • CEFIC. European Chemical Industry Council.

      • Chemical engineers salaries.

      • EFCE. European Federation of Chemical Engineering.

      • FEIQ. Federación Española de Ingenieros Químicos.

      • FEIQUE. Federación Empresarial de la Industria Química Española.

      • GlobalSpec. Products and services catalogue.

      • IChEME. Institution of Chemical Engineers.

      • SusChem, 2009. The European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry. Reaction & Process Design.

      • TEMA. The Tubular Exchanger Manufacturers Association, Inc.

      • WCEC. World Chemical Engineering Council.




          Further reading and references    


      • Carrillo-Hermosilla, J.; Del Río González, P. & Könnölä, T. (2009): «Eco-innovation: when sustainability and competitiveness shake hands». Palgrave Macmillan.

      • Doherty, M. & Malone, M. (2003): «Conceptual design of distillation systems». 1st Ed. Tata McGraw Hill Education.

      • Dupont, R.; Theodore, L. & Ganesan, K. (2000): «Pollution prevention». CRC Press LLC.

      • El-Halwagi, M.M. (1997): «Pollution prevention through process integration». Academic Press.

      • Floudas, C.A.; Ciric, A.R. & Grossmann, I.E. (1986): «Automatic synthesis of optimum heat exchanger network configurations». AIChE Journal, 32 (2). Pp. 276-290.

      • Galán, B. & Grossmann, I.E. (1998): «Optimal design of distributed wastewaters treatment networks». Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 37 (10). Pp. 4036-4048.

      • Galán, B. & Grossmann, I.E. (2011): «Optimal design of real world industrial wastewater treatment networks». European Symposium on Computer-Aided Process Engineering ESCAPE-21. E.N. Pistikopoulos, M.C. Georgiadis & A.C. Kokossis (Editors).

      • Graedel, T. & Howard-Grenville, J.A. (2005): «Greening the industrial facility». Springer.

      • Grossmann, I.E. & Guillén-Gosálbez, G. (2010): «Scope for the application of mathematical programming techniques in the synthesis and planning of sustainable processes». Computers and Chemical Engineering, 34. Pp. 365-1376.

      • Hendrickson, C.; Lave, L. & Matthews, S. (2006): «Environmental life cycle assessment of goods and services». RFF.

      • Joback, K.G. & Reid, R.C. (1987): «Estimation of pure-component properties from group contributions». Chemical Engineering Communications, 57. Pp. 233-243.

      • Kemp, I. (2007): «Pinch analysis and process integration». 2nd Ed. Elsevier.

      • Korevaar, G.; Harmsen, G. & Lemkowitz, S. (2005): «Sustainable technology». TUDelft.

      • Majozi, T. (2010): «Batch chemical process integration. Analysis, synthesis and optimization». Springer.

      • Nakamura, S. & Kondo, Y. (2009): «Waste input-output analysis. Concepts and Application to Industrial ecology». Springer.

      • Ng, K.; Gani, R. & Dam-Johansen, K. (Eds.) (2007): «Chemical product design: toward a perspective through case studies». Elsevier.

      • Nhakore, S.B. & Bhatt, B.I. (2007): «Introduction to process engineering and design». 1st Ed. Tata McGraw Hill Education.

      • Nimitz, J. & Skaggs, S. (1992): «Estimating tropospheric lifetimes and ozone-depletion potentials of one-and two-carbon hydrofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons». Environmental Science and Technology, 26 (4). Pp. 639-744.

      • OECD (2009): «Eco-innovation in Industry. Enabling green growth».

      • Papoulias, S. & Grossmann, I.E. (1983a): «A structural optimization approach in process synthesis-I: utility systems». Computer and Chemical Engineering, 7. P. 695.

      • Papoulias, S. & Grossmann, I.E. (1983b): «A structural optimization approach in process synthesis-I: heat recovery network». Computer and Chemical Engineering, 7. P. 707.

      • Papoulias, S. & Grossmann, I.E. (1983c): «A structural optimization approach in process synthesis-III: total processing systems». Computer and Chemical Engineering, 7. P. 723.

      • Poling, B.; Prausnitz, J. & Connell, J. (2001): «Properties of gases and liquids». 5th Ed. NY. McGraw-Hill.

      • Seader, J.D. & Westerberg, A.W. (1977): «A combined heuristic and evolutionary strategy for synthesis of simple separation sequences». AIChE Journal, 23. P. 951.

      • Smith, R.M. (2005): «Chemical process: design and integration». John Wiley & Sons.

      • Treybal, R. (1980): «Mass transfer operations». 2nd Ed. McGraw Hill.

      • Tyler Miller, G. (2007): «Living in the environment: principles, connections, and solutions». 15th Ed. Thomson.

      • Van Krevelen, D.W. (1990): «Properties of polymers». Elsevier, Amsterdam.

      • Yee, T. & Grossmann, I. (1990): «Simultaneous optimization models for heat integration-II. Heat exchangers networks synthesis». Computers and Chemical Engineering, 14, 10. Pp. 1165-1184.