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ABOUT THE BOOK
“Mihir’s Handbook of Chemical Process Engineering” will aid the chemical engineer to carry out chemical process engineering in a very practical way. 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. This chemical engineering book aims at making the chemical engineer proficient in the art of process design.
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The author, Mihir M. Patel based in Mumbai, India is a Chemical Engineer with a Master’s degree from USA in 1987. He has been practicing chemical engineering over 34 years 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 is also a TUV SUD certified Functional Safety Professional.
He has worked around the globe in many countries like India, United States, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Germany, UK, France etc. 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. Companies have been Shaw group (now Technip), Qatar Kentz (now SNC Lavalin), IBI Chematur, Worley Parsons, Larsen & Toubro, Uhde India (now Thyssen Krupp), Pidilite Industries Ltd, SABIC