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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.



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


Excerpts from various chapters (Sample Content)

Technical Bid Evaluations – Excerpts from Vol II Ch 30

Volume II | Chapter 30 | Pages 17 to 18 | Technical Bid Evaluations 30.7 - Technical Evaluation Guidelines for Screw Compressors: Standard: Generally, screw compressors are specified and manufactured as per manufacturer standard for compressed air... read more

Process Design Documentation – Excerpts from Vol II Ch 29

Pages 18 to 22 from Vol II Ch 29 Process Design Documentation 29.5 TITLE OF DOCUMENT: Equipment List PURPOSE OF DOCUMENT: Equipment list communicates to rest of engineering team, all of the equipment and package units... read more

Types of Projects – Excerpts from Vol II Ch 26

Pages 3 to 4 from Vol II Ch 26 Types of Projects  26.1            PROJECT STAGES: A process engineer should be aware of the various stages (table 26.1) that a project can undergo. It is not... read more

Special Process Items – Excerpts from Vol I Ch 24

Pages 5 to 7 of Vol I Ch 24 Special Process Items 24.1 Flame Arresters: Flame arresters are used: to stop the spread of an open fire to limit the spread of an explosive event that... read more

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