|PERRY'S CHEMICAL ENGINEERS' HANDBOOK
ROBERT H. PERRY
DON W. GREEN
McGRAW-HILL, 1997. 2640p.
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.