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Plant Design and Economics for Chemical Engineers, 5/e
Max S. Peters, University of Colorado
Klaus Timmerhaus, University of Colorado, Boulder
Ronald E. West, University of Colorado, Boulder


Process design is one of the most creative activities enjoyed by chemical engineers. Chemical engineering design of new processes and the expansion and revision of existing processes requires the use of engineering principles and theories combined with a practical understanding of the limits imposed by environmental, safety, and health concerns.

Advances over the past two decades in the level of understanding of chemical principles, combined with the availability of new techniques and computer-based tools, have led to an increased degree of sophistication that now can be applied to the design of chemical and biochemical processes. This fifth edition of Plant Design and Economics for Chemical Engineers, takes advantage of the widened spectrum of chemical engineering knowledge with special emphasis on the engineering and economic principles involved in the design of processes that meet a societal or industrial need.

The purpose of our text is to present economic and design principles as applied in chemical engineering processes and operations. The goal is to give a clear concept of the important principles and general methods. The subject matter and manner of presentation are such that the book should be of value to advanced chemical engineering undergraduates, graduate students, and practicing engineers. The information should also be of interest to administrators, operation supervisors, and research or development workers in the process industries.