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Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook (7th Ed)
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by Robert H. Perry (Editor), Don W. Green (Editor), James O. Maloney (Editor)
Amazons Price: $125.00 (ISBN: 0070498415)
Hardcover - 2240 pages 7th edition (July 1997)

From the Back Cover:
The definitive reference for chemical and process engineers. Now featuring 50% new or revised material. This Seventh Edition of the world-famous Perry's Chemical Engineer's Handbook provides you with unrivaled, state-of-the-art coverage of all aspects of chemical engineering-from the fundamentals to details on computer applications and control. Featuring over 1,700 illustrations in its more than 2,200 pages of coverage, the Handbook gives you: a comprehensive source for the newest developments, advances, achievements, and methods in your field-including thermal design procedures, gas and liquid diffusivity estimation, and industrial processes from aerobic fermentation to pyrometallurgy; all the facts and data on procedures, equipment, performance, and principles that you need-including new material on compact heat exchangers, design procedures for distillation columns, and methods for estimating discharge from ruptured lines and vessels; a ready reference to appropriate calculation methods for problems at hand-including a completely new section on analysis of plant performance; time and cost-saving tips on design alternatives, application techniques, and approaches to problems that are outside your area of expertise. Authoritative and comprehensive, this edition includes the latest information on: condensers, reboilers, evaporators, and vessels; multicomponent and enhanced distillation, including azeotropic, extractive, and reactive methods; gas absorption processes, with data on plate performance, plate design, and packed towers; super-critical fluid and membrame separation processes; biochemical separation processes; materials of construction; materials for process applications. Chosen by generations of chemical and process engineers, Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook continues the fine tradition of earlier editions: it thoroughly meets professionals' needs for complete, reliable, and useful information in the field. "A valuable tool for chemical engineers." -C.T. Sciance, Principal Consultant, R&D Planning, Dupont.

Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook (Platinum Edition)
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by Robert H. Perry (Editor), Don W. Green (Editor), James O. Maloney (Editor)
Amazon's Price: $157.50 (ISBN:  007135540)
Hardcover - 2644 pages 7th Bk&cdr edition (June 1999)

Description: The Platinum edition presents the complete content of Perry's Chemical Engineer's Handbook, Seventh Edition, in both print and electronic formats packaged together and now available at one great price. At 2,640 pages, with 1,700 illustrations, the print Handbook is the world-renowned source to chemical engineering practices--covering eerything from the fundamentals to details on computer applications and control, as well as the newest advances in your field. The accompanying CD, with its extensive graphics and fast problem-solving capabilities, is the perfect interactive complement to the text. This exclusive set is expressly designed for engineers with the highest standards--professionals who will settle for nothing less than the outstanding, superior-quality reference tools in this Platinum Edition. Two great reference tools--available at one great price! On the CD-ROM: The entire text of Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, Seventh Edition; 75 interactive equations; on-screen problem-solving: math formulas, calculations, graphs, and tables; Automatic conversions from U.S. to metric (SI) standard units; Fully searchable Adobe Acrobat format; Hyperlinked Table of Contents and Index.

Handbook of Petroleum Refining Processes
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by Robert A. Meyers
Amazon's Price: $99.50 (ISBN: 0070417962)
Hardcover 2nd edition (October 1996)

Description: Thoroughly revised and expanded by 50%, this edition of this handbook offers petroleum and chemical engineers a comprehensive guide to all aspects of petroleum refining processes. The book features new chapters from Chevron, Mobil, Shell, Exxon, UOP, and Texaco which define technology, pollution-control, and economic aspects of 60 petroleum refining processes. Each chapter covers the process chemistry and thermodynamics, product and by-product specification of all plants. Also presented are estimates of capital and operating costs, and information on the design of additions to existing refineries and construction of new ones.

From the Back Cover: A major revision of the definitive petroleum refining handbook-now includes 56 licensable technologies! With worldwide petroleum refining capacity expected to continue its expansion well into the 21st century, here is a timely and thorough revision of the definitive handbook on the licensable technologies for producing environmentally acceptable fuels and petrochemical intermediates. A global compendium of refining technologies, this Handbook has been prepared by UOP, Chevron, Exxon, Foster Wheeler, M.W. Kellogg, and Stone and Webster, six major technology licensors. In addition, many of the technologies presented here were co-developed with firms from around the world, including such organizations as british petroleum, Institut Francais de Petrole, Catalyst Chemicals Industries Co., Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo (IMP), and Sinopec International. In response to the forecasts for growth in refining, the worldwide impact of environmental regulations, and the increasing demand for certain product classes, this Second Edition has been completely updated to discuss the technological, pollution control, and economic aspects of nearly 60 major processes, including: Alkylation and Polymerization; Base Aromatic Production Processes; Catalytic Cracking; Dehydrogenation, Gasification and Hydrogen Production; Hydrocracking; Hydrotreating; Isomerization; Separation Processes; Sulfur Compound Extraction and Sweeteening; Visbreaking and Coking; Hydrogen Processing; Oxygenates Production. Each technology covered includes a detailed description and review of process chemistry and thermodynamics, product and by-product specifications, wastes and emissions, and capital and operating costs-everything needed for the initial evaluation of a refinery addition or new grass roots refinery. This new edition is an invaluable resource for all engineers working in the petroleum and chemical processing industries during this time of industry resurgence.

Gas Engineers Handbook
by American Gas Association, C. George Segeler

Amazon's Price: $125.00 (ISBN:  0831130113)

Description: None available.

Fluid Catalytic Cracking Handbook
by Reza Sadeghbeigi

Amazon's Price: $62.30 (ISBN: 0884152901)

Review: Booknews, Inc. , March 1, 1996
Practical information for process engineers responsible for troubleshooting, refinery managers responsible for training operating and technical employees, and corporate planners in the petroleum industry. Focuses on the fundamental aspects of fluid catalytic cracking, such as cover process technology, feedstock properties, selecting the proper catalyst, the chemistry of reactions, monitoring and evaluating performance, factors affecting yields and qualities of products, maximizing profit margin, enhancing reliability, and design parameters for modifying existing equipment. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Technology of Underground Liquid Storage Tank Systems
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by John P. Hartmann
Amazon's Price: From $100.00 (ISBN: 0471154121)
Hardcover - 312 pages (July 1997)

Review: Booknews, Inc.
Based on Hartmann's training course at the University of Wisconsin in Madison for engineers, contractors, owners, operators, and inspectors. Explains the latest regulations, codes, and practices relating to underground storage tanks. Covers the whole range of technical and legal concerns, including site assessment, excavating and trenching, material handling, damage control, electrical installation regulatory compliance, release detection, vapor recovery, and project management. Also offers a step-by-step guide to removing tanks. No bibliography.

The publisher, John Wiley & Sons:
This book is a comprehensive reference for owners and operators of UST/LUSTs and the contractors that install, maintain and remove them. This is a practical guide to technology and regulatory requirements of installing, maintaining, closing and removing underground storage tanks (USTs). USTs have been regulated by the EPA since 1988 and many states also require that tank contractors be certified. All states require that USTs and LUSTs (Leaking USTs) be registered with the state.

A Working Guide to Process Equipment : How Process Equipment Works
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by Norman P. Lieberman, Elizabeth T. Lieberman
Amazon's Price: $78.99 (ISBN:
Hardcover - 480 pages (December 1996)

From the Back Cover
Here's the Key to How Process Equipment Works--and How to Keep It Working At Its Best Process plant operators, engineers, managers, and other personnel need to understand--in a basic but simple way--how process equipment works. At last, there's a comprehensive, practical reference that sheds light on the inner workings of continuous process equipment for a broad range of technicians and industries, including plant operators and supervisors and service engineers in chemical, refining, pharmaceutical, and fertilizer plants, and other continuous process facilities. Based on the authors' extensive experience in the field, A Working Guide to Process Equipment carefully and clearly explains all the basic technical issues that you need to know to trouble-shoot even the thorniest process equipment problems. Here, in one resource book, is a wealth of useful diagnostic tips, worked-out calculations, practical examples, and informative illustrations to help you quickly pinpoint trouble and repair typical malfunctions in: Trayed and packed distillation towers; Natural and forced reboilers; Partial and total condensers; Steam systems and deaerators; Vaccuum systems; Fired heaters; Shell and tube heat exchangers; Centrifugal compressors; Gas turbines and reciprocating engines; Centrifugal pumps and motor drivers. In no time at all, this essential problem-solving manual will become your most trusted on-the-job tool for dealing effectively wtih costly equipment malfunctions.

Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants
by Ernest E. Ludwig

Amazon's Price: From $65.00 (ISBN: 0872017540)
Hardcover 2nd edition Vol 3 (May 1984)

Review: Booknews, Inc. , August 1, 1995
The first of a three-volume guide for process engineers and designers that emphasizes how to apply techniques of process control and interpret results into mechanical equipment details. Volume 1 covers a range of basic day-to-day operation topics such as the latest ASME code requirements; design and assembly of piping systems; selection of mechanical equipment; manpower requirements; pump types, ratings, and selections; separation of liquid and solid particles from vapor; and methods for liquid and gas flow and pumping of liquids. This expanded edition introduces new design methods and includes examples, design charts, tables, and performance diagrams. A new chapter covers process safety and pressure relief devices that incorporate industrial safety design considerations. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Surface Production Operations : Design of Gas-Handling Systems and Functions
by Ken Arnold, Maurice Stewar

Amazon's Price: $134.30 (ISBN: 0884158225)

Description: This thoroughly revised edition puts the most current information about gas-handling systems and facilities right at your fingertips. The authors have channeled their years of classroom and field experience into this complete volume.

About the Author: Ken Arnold, P.E., is founder and president of Paragon Engineering Services, Houston, Texas. He has more than 35 years of experience with Paragon and with Shell in project engineering, engineering management, and research management. He has served on numerous SPE, API, and government advisory committees as an expert on oil handling, produced-water treating , and safety aspects of producing operations.

Maurice Stewart, Ph.D., P.E., has more than 25 years of international consulting and teaching experience in project management; designing, operating and troubleshooting oil-, water-, and gas-handling facilities; and conducting hazards reviews and risk assessments. He has served on numerous API, SPE, ISA, and NACE committees responsible for developing or revising industry codes, standards, and recommended practices. He received the Engineer of the Year award from the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1985.

Chemical Process Design
by Robin Smith

Amazon's Price: From $58.88 (ISBN:  0070592209)
Hardcover - 459 pages (January 1995)

Review: Booknews, Inc. , August 1, 1995
A practical guide to chemical process design, for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of chemical engineering, practicing process designers, and practicing chemical engineers working in process development. It concentrates on developing an understanding of the concepts required at each stage of the synthesis of process flowsheets. Emphasis is placed on waste minimization and energy efficiency in the context of good economic performance and good health and safety practices. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Synopsis: Chemical process design involves the invention or synthesis of a process to transform raw materials into a desired product. Using a minimum of mathematics, this book offers chemical engineers a complete guide to selecting and connecting the steps for a well-designed process. Flowsheet synthesis, the choice of reactor and separator, distillation sequencing, and economic trade-offs are explored in detail.

Engineering Design for Process Facilities
by Scott Mansfield

Amazon's Price: From $42.25 (ISBN: 0070400105)
Hardcover - 369 pages (June 1993)

Review: Booknews, Inc. , January 1, 1994
A practical, step-by-step guide to all aspects of project management in the process industries--from setting priorities to establishing budgets and schedules to dealing with personnel and equipment-- for engineers, project managers, company executives, and designers. Includes large-format design documents and many real-world examples. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Book Description: This unique book offers a practical, integrated approach to designing a process facility. It enables chemical engineers, project managers, and designers to sharpen their skills and master the technical, organizational, and administrative tasks required to manage a project from start to finish-without sacrificing schedules or budgets. Drawing on thirty years of experience in the process industries, the author provides step-by-step guidance on all aspects of project management-from setting priorities to establishing realistic cost and scheduling objectives. In addition, the roles and responsibilities of the project team are fully defined, and the concepts of quality and teamwork are thoroughly discussed. Filled with design charts, as well as real-world examples, the book discusses and evaluates such specific issues as: working with top management, organizing the project team; setting priorities; developing problem-solving skills; understanding equipment; mastering P&IDs managing the procurement function; hiring engineers; and handling technical drawings and other documents.

A Guide to Chemical Engineering Process Design and Economics
by Gael D. Ulrich

Amazon's Price: From $8.99 (ISBN:  0471082767)
Hardcover - 472 pages (February 1984)

Review: The publisher, John Wiley & Sons
Upper-level undergraduate text for process design courses in chemical engineering. Introduces students to the technology and terminology they will encounter in industrial practice. Presents short-cut techniques for specifying equipment or isolating important elements of a design project. Emphasizes project definition, flow sheet development and equipment specification. Covers the economics of process design. End-of-chapter exercises guide students through step-by-step solutions of design problems. Includes four case studies from past AICHE competitions.

Mechanical Design of Process Systems : Shell-And-Tube Heat Exchangers Rotating Equipment Bins, Silos, Stacks
by A. Keith Escoe

Amazon's Price: $125.00 (ISBN:  0884151956)
Hardcover 2nd edition Vol 002 (March 1995)

Booknews, Inc. , October 1, 1995
Updated from the 1986 edition, shows mechanical design and chemical process engineers, and graduate and upper-level undergraduate students in those fields, how to apply mechanical engineering concepts to the design and evaluation of process equipment and components in heat transfer, hydraulics, and static and dynamic analyses. Includes new information on a probabilistic approach to predict more accurately the dynamic response of vertical stacks, expanded methods for analyzing flow-induced vibration in tubular exchangers, and new techniques for analyzing nozzle loadings and designing lifting lugs. Illustrates the techniques and data with examples of actual operating units. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, OR.

Process Equipment Design : Vessel Design
by Brownell, Lloyd E. Brownell, Edwin H. Young

Amazon's Price: From $199.95 (ISBN:  0471113190)

Description: None available.

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