States Academic Press
Chemistry - Chemical Engineering
The field of chemical process engineering is focused on the conversion of materials in the laboratory or on a large scale. It offers natural-scientific and mathematical knowledge to help create cost-effective, secure and environmentally friendly manufacturing processes. The main focus of chemical process engineering is to produce new types of materials through chemical reaction. The chemical processing industry is responsible for the chemical processing of raw materials into completed goods or intermediate goods that have a new chemical structure. These new types of materials are useful for other industries in an economy. Examples of such new materials include oleochemicals, rubber, agrochemicals, explosives, petrochemicals, polymers, perfumes, ceramics and flavors. Chemical processing at large scale is carried out in chemical processing plants that employ specialized equipment and technology that is capable of withstanding rigorous operating conditions such as extreme heat, pressure, stress, and corrosion. This book contains some path-breaking studies in the field of chemical process engineering. It elucidates new techniques and their applications in a multidisciplinary manner. Researchers and students in this field will be assisted by this book.