Industrial Chemical Processes. Analysis and design
Fecha de publicación
Elsevier Science Publishers (Amsterdam, Países Bajos)
Martín, M. (2016). Industrial Chemical Processes. Analysis and design. Amsterdam: Elsevier
[EN]In this textbook, the work of many years of teaching Introduction to Chemical Processes and Technologies at the University of Salamanca and as Visiting professor of University of Birmingham, University of Leeds, University of Maribor, Universidad de Concepción and Carnegie Mellon University and industrial experience in my position at P&G and consultant for biofuels companies is reflected. I have tried to select a few processes that use all the possible raw materials, air, water, biomass, minerals, and fossil fuels, to produce a number of basic chemicals from oxygen, nitrogen or hydrogen to ammonia, methanol, nitric acid, sulfuric acid, soda ash, sodium chloride, bioethanol, penicillin, FT fuels or biodiesel. Unlike many other references dealing with similar topics, this book is not merely descriptive, but uses chemical engineering principles to analyze the processes that transform the raw materials into products. Therefore, along the text, one can find distillation column analysis (i.e. air separation, ethanol and methanol purification), reactor design (i.e. ammonia converter, SO2 converter, sugars fermentation, biodiesel production, ammonia and methanol synthesis), absorption columns (i.e. ammonia purification, CO2 capture, sulfuric acid production), membrane analysis (i.e. desalination), electrolysis (i.e. water and NaCl), adsorption processes (i.e. air desiccation, PSA), evaporators and crystallizers design, power cycles and complete process analysis (i.e. air liquefaction, nitric acid, sulfuric acid, hydrogen, methanol, ammonia and sodium carbonate production).