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Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering (8th Edition) (Prentice Hall International Series in the Physical and Chemical Engineering Sciences)

Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering (8th Edition) (Prentice Hall International Series in the Physical and Chemical Engineering Sciences)

Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering (8th Edition) (Prentice Hall International Series in the Physical and Chemical Engineering Sciences)
By David M. Himmelblau, James B. Riggs

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Book Description

The Number One Guide to Chemical Engineering Principles, Techniques, Calculations, and Applications: Now Even More Current, Efficient, and Practical


style="margin:0px;"> Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering, Eighth Edition goes far beyond traditional introductory chemical engineering topics, presenting applications that reflect the full scope of contemporary chemical, petroleum, and environmental engineering. Celebrating its fiftieth Anniversary as the field’s leading practical introduction, it has been extensively updated and reorganized to cover today’s principles and calculations more efficiently, and to present far more coverage of bioengineering, nanoengineering, and green engineering.


style="margin:0px;">Offering a strong foundation of skills and knowledge for successful study and practice, it guides students through formulating and solving material and energy balance problems, as well as describing gases, liquids, and vapors. Throughout, the authors introduce efficient, consistent, student-friendly methods for solving problems, analyzing data, and gaining a conceptual, application-based understanding of modern chemical engineering processes. This edition’s improvements include many new problems, examples, and homework assignments.


style="margin:0px;">Coverage includes

  • Modular chapters designed to support introductory chemical engineering courses of any length
  • Thorough introductions to unit conversions, basis selection, and process measurements
  • Consistent, sound strategies for solving material and energy balance problems
  • Clear introductions to key concepts ranging from stoichiometry to enthalpy
  • Behavior of gases, liquids, and solids: ideal/real gases, single component two-phase systems, gas-liquid systems, and more
  • Self-assessment questions to help readers identify areas they don’t fully understand
  • Thought/discussion and homework problems in every chapter
  • New biotech and bioengineering problems throughout
  • New examples and homework on nanotechnology, environmental engineering, and green engineering
  • Extensive tables, charts, and glossaries in each chapte
  • Many new student projects
  • Reference appendices presenting atomic weights and numbers, Pitzer Z factors, heats of formation and combustion, and more


style="margin:0px;">Practical, readable, and exceptionally easy to use, Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering, Eighth Edition, is the definitive chemical engineering introduction for students, license candidates, practicing engineers, and scientists.


style="margin:0px;"> CD-ROM INCLUDES

  • The latest Polymath trial software for solving linear, nonlinear, and differential equations and regression problems
  • Point-and-click physical property database containing 700+ compounds
  • Supplemental Problems Workbook containing 100+ solved problems
  • Descriptions and animations of modern process equipment
  • Chapters on degrees of freedom, process simulation, and unsteady-state material balances
  • Expert advice for beginners on problem-solving in chemical engineering


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #957936 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: Prentice Hall
  • Published on: 2012-06-10
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.10" h x 1.90" w x 8.30" l, 3.80 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 800 pages


  • Used Book in Good Condition

Editorial Reviews

About the Author
David M. Himmelblau was (until his death in April) the American Petrofina Foundation Centennial Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin. The author of sixteen books, his areas of research included the use of artificial neural networks for fault diagnosis and data rectification. James B. Riggs is Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at Texas Tech University, where he directs the Texas Tech Process Control and Optimization Consortium. His books include Chemical Process Control, Second Edition and An Introduction to Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineers, Second Edition.

Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5) Like other reviews here
By Ramon Paoli
The product came with everything needed for the course. CD and Temperature/Pressure Constant Tables (which is a large folded paper pamphlet at the back of the book which you need to solve certain problems in the course.)

Like other reviews here, one of the sections of the conversion tables is missing, in the hardcover version of the book the section that's missing is presented on the backside of the front section hardcover. Apparently it's not included in this version of the book (Paperback). Nevertheless it's something trivial as it's conversion tables that can be acquired through the internet with a simple google search or by taking photocopy of someone that owns the hardcover.

To be honest the best thing about this book is the price. For 27 dollars I get 99.9% of what you would get with the hardcover version which starts at a whopping 100+ dollars. A great value for your buck and a book that is fundamental for more than one course in your degree.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5paperback does not = hardcover
By Sam
Good reference book. Just be wary though, the paperback version has different numbers for the same problems in the hardcover book. Also, there's one less table (front cover conversions) in the paperback book from the hardcover.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
3I was sent an Indian edition. Worked out ok ...
By Dale Ayers
I was sent an Indian edition. Worked out ok but I constantly had to cross-reference problems from the U.S. edition.

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