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MIHIR's Handbook of Chemical Process Engineering

The book titled “Mihir’s Handbook of Chemical Process Engineering” will aid the chemical engineer to carry out chemical process engineering in a very practical way. The process engineer can use the excel based calculation templates effectively to do correct and proper process design. Chemical engineering is a very vast and complex field. This book aims to simplify the process engineering design.

Design of a chemical plant involves one being adept in technical aspects of process engineering. The book aims at making the chemical engineer proficient in the art of process design.

View links to Overall index to each chapter and sub-index for each chapter.

Included are chemical engineering basics on simulation, stoichiometry, fluid property calculation, dimensionless numbers, thermodynamics and on chemical engineering equipment like pump, compressor, steam turbine, gas turbine, flare, motor, fired heater, incinerator, heat exchanger, distillation column, fractionation column, absorber, stripper, packed column, solar evaporation pond, separator. Utility design of nitrogen, compressed air, water, effluent treatment, steam, condensate, desalination, fuel selection is covered.

Many chemical engineering calculations have been included. Special process items like flame arrestor, demister, feed device, pressure reducing and desuperheating station (PRDS), vortex breaker, electric heater, manual valve have been covered.

Process engineering design criteria, process control, material of construction, specialized process studies, safety studies, precommisioning and commissioning have been covered.

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The author, Mihir M. Patel is a Chemical Engineer with a Master’s degree from USA in 1987. He is a practicing chemical engineer with 33+ years experience in process and process safety engineering. Additionally, he is a Project Management Professional (PMP®) from PMI, USA, which gives him a unique overall project perspective in addition to process perspective.

He has worked all around the globe, in small as well as mega greenfield and brownfield projects. The projects have been oil & gas, petrochemicals, polymerization as well as chemical plants. The processes have been continuous as well as batch.

He has worked in premium companies in design as well as in operations field.

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Handbook Details

1 No. of Chapters 44
2 No. of Pages 4000
3 Figures 2265
4 Tables 440
5 Calculation Templates 40
6 Datasheets 93
7 TBE Blank Formats 11
8 Checklists 25


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Pumps – Excerpts from Vol I Ch 3

Volume I | Chapter 3 | Pages 10 to 12 | Pumps 3.5 OVERALL PUMP OPTIONS: The following chart gives an introduction of pump selection options as a function of flow and required head.           Fig 3.1:... read more

Heat Exchangers – Excerpts from Vol I Ch 6

Volume I | Chapter 6 | Pages 18 to 23 | Heat Exchangers 6.4.1 TEMA Types TEMA standards cover the heavy-duty heat exchangers (TEMA R) as well as the lighter duty heat exchangers (TEMA C and... read more

Tanks – Excerpts from Vol I Ch 7

Volume I | Chapter 7 | Pages 41 to 43 | Pressure Vessels, Tanks, Bullets and Spheres Case Scenario: A fixed roof tank storing flammable material is having inert gas blanketing. The outlet of nitrogen blanket... read more

Utilities System Design – Excerpts from Vol I Ch 16

Volume I | Chapter 16 | Pages 9 to 11 | Utilities System Design 16.2.2 Liquid Fuel Introduction Fuel oil is a fraction obtained from petroleum distillation, either as a distillate or a residue.  Broadly speaking,... read more

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