Chemical Product Design (Cambridge Series in Chemical Engineering)

Chemical Product Design (Cambridge Series in Chemical Engineering)

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E. L. Cussler
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 5/12/2011
EAN 9780521168229, ISBN10: 0521168228

Paperback, 454 pages, 24.4 x 17 x 2.6 cm
Language: English

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.

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.

From the first edition: 'The set of problems grouped at the end is superb and marvellously eclectic. Many are ideal for novel 'design projects' for final year chemical engineering courses.' Chemistry in Britain