Chemical engineering design project: a case study approach by Martyn S Ray

By Martyn S Ray

This re-creation follows the unique structure, which mixes an in depth case examine - the construction of phthalic anhydride - with sensible suggestion and finished history details. Guiding the reader via all significant points of a chemical engineering layout, the textual content comprises either the preliminary technical and monetary feasibility research in addition to the specified layout levels. every one point of the layout is illustrated with fabric from an award-winning pupil layout undertaking. The booklet embodies the "learning by means of doing" method of layout. the coed is directed to suitable info resources and is inspired to make judgements at each one level of the layout strategy instead of easily following a layout technique. completely revised, up-to-date, and increased, the accompanying textual content comprises advancements in very important components and lots of new references.

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By Martyn S Ray

This re-creation follows the unique structure, which mixes an in depth case examine - the construction of phthalic anhydride - with sensible suggestion and finished history details. Guiding the reader via all significant points of a chemical engineering layout, the textual content comprises either the preliminary technical and monetary feasibility research in addition to the specified layout levels. every one point of the layout is illustrated with fabric from an award-winning pupil layout undertaking. The booklet embodies the "learning by means of doing" method of layout. the coed is directed to suitable info resources and is inspired to make judgements at each one level of the layout strategy instead of easily following a layout technique. completely revised, up-to-date, and increased, the accompanying textual content comprises advancements in very important components and lots of new references.

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Nitric acid has enormously diverse applications in the chemical industry. It has commercial uses as a nitrating agent, oxidizing agent, THE DESIGN PROBLEM 7 solvent, activating agent, catalyst and hydrolyzing agent. The most important use is undoubtedly in the production of ammonium nitrate for the fertilizer and explosives industries, which accounts for approximately 65% of the world production of nitric acid. Nitric acid has a number of other industrial applications. It is used for pickling stainless steels, steel refining, and in the manufacture of dyes, plastics and synthetic fibres.

PTl ) was undoubtedly the most useful to this project. It listed operating pressures and temperatures, reaction yield and equilibrium data, energy production data, and capital/operating cost figures relevent to the single-pressure process of C&l Girdler. Chilton (Ref. PT2) whilst an older source was also of great value. The third grouping is Cost Estimation. These references were of direct use in the capital costing. They provided estimation techniques, typical cost data and useful correlations.

The large fluctuations seen in the Australian market are not observed in the world scene. This may be attributed to the limited applications for nitric acid in Australia (this small base demand being a problem endemic within the entire domestic economy). 2, the major proportion of all nitric acid produced in Australia is used for the production of ammonium nitrate. Ammonium nitrate is in turn used in the agricultural industry as a fertilizer and in the mining industry as an explosive. Both of these areas have shown large demand fluctuations over the last decade.

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