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- Cussler, E. L.
- 2nd ed.
- Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Cambridge series in chemical engineering.
Cambridge series in chemical engineering
xvii, 432 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
- Chemical industry.
- "The chemical industry is changing, going beyond commodity chemicals to a palette of higher value added products. This groundbreaking book, now revised and expanded, documents this change and shows how to meet the challenges implied. Presenting a four-step design process - needs, ideas, selection, manufacture - the authors supply readers with a simple design template that can be applied to a wide variety of products. Four new chapters on commodities, devices, molecules/drugs and microstructures show how this template can be applied to products including oxygen for emphysema patients, pharmaceuticals like taxol, dietary supplements like lutein, and beverages which are more satisfying. For different groups of products the authors supply both strategies for design and summaries of relevant science. Economic analysis is expanded, emphasizing the importance of speed-to-market, selling ideas to investors and an expectation of limited time in the market. Extra examples, homework problems and a solutions manual are available"-- Provided by publisher.
- Machine generated contents note: 1. An Introduction to Chemical Product Design
1.1. What is Chemical Product Design?
1.2. Why Chemical Product Design is Important
1.3. Changes in Corporate Culture
1.4. The Product Design Procedure
1.5. Categories of Chemical Products
2.1. Customer Needs
2.2. Consumer Products
2.3. Converting Needs to Specifications
2.4. Revising Product Specifications
2.5. Conclusions and the First Gate
3.1. Human Ideas
3.2. Chemical Ideas
3.3. Sorting the Ideas
3.4. Screening the Ideas
3.5. Conclusions and the Second Gate
4.1. Selection Using Thermodyamics
4.2. Selection Using Kinetics
4.3. Less Objective Criteria
4.4. Risk in Product Selection
4.5. Conclusions and the Third Gate
5. Product Manufacture
5.1. Preparation for Manufacture
5.2. Final Specifications
5.4. Economic Considerations
5.5. Conclusions and the Fourth Gate
6. Commodity Products
6.1. Characteristics of Chemical Commodities
6.2. Getting Started
6.3. The Commodity Toolbox: Reactors
6.4. The Commodity Toolbox: Separations
6.5. Using the Commodity Toolbox
6.6. Conclusions for Commodity Products
7.1. Properties of Devices
7.2. Getting Started
7.3. The Device Toolbox: Chemical Reactors
7.4. The Device Toolbox: Separations
7.5. Using the Devices Toolbox
7.6. Conclusions for Chemical Devices
8. Molecular Products
8.1. Characteristics of Molecular Products
8.2. Getting Started
8.3. The Molecular Toolbox: Chemical Reactors
8.4. The Molecular Toolbox: Separations
8.5. Using the Molecular Toolbox
8.6. Conclusions for Molecular Product Design
9.1. Properties of Microstructures
9.2. Getting Started
9.3. The Microstructure Toolbox: Reactions
9.4. The Microstructure Toolbox: Unit Operations
9.5. Using the Microstructure Toolbox
9.6. Conclusions for Microstructured Products
10. A Plan for the Future
10.1. Using the Design Template
10.2. Specific Types of Products
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
Machine generated contents note: 1. An introduction to chemical product design; 2. Needs; 3. Ideas; 4. Selection; 5. Product manufacture; 6. Commodity products; 7. Devices; 8. Molecular products; 9. Microstructures; 10. A plan for the future.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Edwin B. Cole Memorial Fund.
Moggridge, G. D.
Edwin B. Cole Memorial Fund.
- 9780521168229 (pbk.)
- Web link:
The Edwin B. Cole Memorial Fund Home Page