Best Reference Books – Process Plant Simulation

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Process Plant Simulation subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Process Plant Simulation along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Process Plant Simulation subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Process Plant Simulation" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Chemical Plant Simulation” by Crowe C M
2. “Process Flowsheeting” by Westerberg A W

Book Review: This book deals with the use of computers for simulation and designing all types of chemical plants like petroleum refineries, petrochemical complexes and food factories. The author also stresses the importance of flowsheeting in process plant design and others techniques that are based on computer aided systems. The book also mentions advantages and disadvantages for all the techniques and other important methods. The methods in the book are illustrated with various practical examples. The book also focuses on the degrees of freedom analysis.

3. “Chemical Process Simulation” by Husain A

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Book Review: This is a very good book for simulation techniques in the field of chemical engineering. This book also covers the concepts of flowsheeting, partitioning, equation set tearing, process unit networks, matrices sparcity maintenance, convergence promotion methods and data banks of properties. The book also takes a look at the background information on formulation of models, numerical methods, graph theory applications and many more.

4. “Process Modeling, Simulation and Control for Chemical Engineers” by Luyben and William

Book Review: This book covers all the areas of process control that the chemical engineering students at the undergraduate level should know. The presentation of the concepts is readable and is accessible to only a few things. The methods described in the book have been applied even in the industry to solve real world problems. The book covers topics of closed loop dynamics time analysis, laplace data domain and frequency and sample data domains. The book also discusses design of simple regulatory control systems for multivariable processes. The book in addition also covers practical identification methods.

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5. “Systematic Methods of Chemical Process Design” by Lorenz T. Biegler

“Systematic Methods of Chemical Process Design” Book Review: The book describes the essential concepts of chemical production processes. It can be accessed by any researcher or practising engineer alike. The book covers key topics such as flowsheet synthesis, mass and energy balances, equipment sizing and costing, economic evaluation, process simulation and optimization. Both continuous and batch process approach to chemical process design are elucidated. A few of the other concepts inculcated are: distillation systems, reactor networks, separation, and heat exchange networks. The book helps readers understand efficient and cost-effective and flexible process design.

6. “Process Plant Simulation” by B V BABU

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“Process Plant Simulation” Book Review: The book covers a plethora of concepts related to process plant simulation. It is prescribed for students of undergraduate level courses. Optimisation techniques are elaborated in the book. The book also covers mathematical methods in chemical engineering. Concepts of CAD are also elucidated. Apart from this, not traditional optimisation techniques are also explained.

7. “Spatiotemporal Processes of Plant Phenology: Simulation and Prediction” by Xiaoqiu Chen

“Spatiotemporal Processes of Plant Phenology: Simulation and Prediction” Book Review: The book in discussion deals with phenology concepts. It is prescribed for students and scientists interested in spatiotemporal variation in vegetation. The book covers biological life cycles and their relationships with biotic and abiotic forces. Emphasis is laid on spatiotemporal patterns of plant phenology. Topics elucidated include temperature-based temporal, spatial models and process-based regional unified models.

8. “Process Plant of Gas to Liquid (GTL): Theory and Simulation” by Mavis Nyarko

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“Process Plant of Gas to Liquid (GTL): Theory and Simulation” Book Review: The main idea of the book is synthetic gas production. The book is recommended to engineering students, chemical and petroleum industry engineers. Fischer-Tropsch synthesis is used in the book for refining techniques. The readers can find a few concepts explained using simulation on Aspen HYSYS software for a better understanding. A few other concepts inculcated are Syngas production unit, Fischer, refining of the GTL liquids to transport fuels, technical challenges, safety and environment.

9. “Process and Plant Safety” by Ulrich Hauptmanns

“Process and Plant Safety” Book Review: The book presents various strategies to minimize accidents in plants. It can be accessed by students, engineers working in chemical plants, certification bodies. It presents methods for identifying faults in design and increasing safety along with assessing accident consequences. Simulation of accidents, risk analysis and mathematical model applications are also covered. Concepts of minimum safety distance measurements between plant and residential areas are illustrated. The reader can also find various worked out examples and real-life case studies.

10. “Chemical Process Retrofitting and Revamping: Techniques and Applications” by Gade Pandu Rangaiah

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“Chemical Process Retrofitting and Revamping: Techniques and Applications” Book Review: The book focuses on retrofitting of chemical processes. The book can be accessed by both students and practitioners of the field alike. The book is divided into 3 parts. The first part mainly introduces various aspects of retrofitting to the readers. Emphasis is laid on computational techniques for solving retrofit problems in the second part. The third part focuses on applications of retrofit in various process industries. The readers can find the concepts strengthened by numerous examples throughout the text.

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