# Studying chemical engineering looking for some book recomendations.

1. Feb 9, 2014

### SmileMoar

Hi guys,

As the title suggest I am an student chemical engineer and was wondering if anybody could advise on some good books for the following subjects. I have used spoiler tags to hide the specific areas I will be covering so as to make this post a bit neater.

Fluid Mechanics.
Covering: Modes of heat transfer, energy balances; Conduction (1-D & 2-D steady, lumped & 1-D transient); Heat exchangers (types, OHTC, fouling, LMTD and e-NTU analyses, detailed design of shell and tube heat exchangers); Convection ( forced convection correlations for internal & external flow, free convection correlations, boiling and condensation equations); Radiation (the blackbody, radiative surface properties, Kirchhoff’s law, view factors, radiation network diagrams, radiation exchange between surfaces, radiation shields)

Process Heat Transfer.
Covering: Modes of heat transfer, energy balances; Conduction (1-D & 2-D steady, lumped & 1-D transient); Heat exchangers (types, OHTC, fouling, LMTD and e-NTU analyses, detailed design of shell and tube heat exchangers); Convection ( forced convection correlations for internal & external flow, free convection correlations, boiling and condensation equations); Radiation (the blackbody, radiative surface properties, Kirchhoff’s law, view factors, radiation network diagrams, radiation exchange between surfaces, radiation shields)

Process Mass Transfer.
Covering: Molecular diffusion and convective diffusion, types of mass transfer coefficient. Interphase mass Transfer and Two resistance model, overall mass transfer coefficient. Equilibrium and Rate Processes. Distillation, V-L Equilibrium, Binary Equilibria, Enthalpy-concentration diagram, McCabe Thiele and Ponchon-Savarit methods of design for the unit operations of distillation. Material balance in contacting equipment, counter current mass transfer, staged and continuous contact processes. Gas Absorption and Packed Tower Design. Packings and Column Internals. Solvent Extraction and Leaching. Humidification.

CE Thermodynamics.
Covering: Introduction and Definitions; First Law of Thermodynamics; Volumetric Properties of Pure Fluids and mixtures; Second Law of Thermodynamics; Thermodynamic properties of pure Fluids and mixtures; Production of Power; Ideal and Non-ideal Vapour Liquid Equilibrium; Solution Thermodynamics; Chemical Reaction Equilibria.

2. Feb 10, 2014

### Staff: Mentor

Transport Phenomena (Bird, Stewart, and Lightfoot) for Fluid mechanics, Heat Transfer, and Mass Transfer.

Mass Transfer operations (Treybel)

Heat Transmission (McAdams ) for Practical Heat Exchanger Design

Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (Smith and Van Ness)

Bird, Stewart, and Lightfoot is a spectacular text.

3. Feb 10, 2014

### Wellesley

Perry's Handbook for Chemical Engineers. Enjoy!

4. Feb 18, 2014

### Colocho310

What topics do chemical engineers cover?

5. Feb 18, 2014

### Wellesley

What SmileMoar said

6. Feb 18, 2014

### Colocho310

How well is chemical engineering for a growing industry such as nanotechnology? In your opinion is it available?

7. Feb 18, 2014

### Wellesley

Yes, it can be done. ChemE will offer you the versatility of going into many manufacturing fields. But really no matter what, job experience is going to be the primary source of learning in a given field. So either a degree in nanotechnology would work, or a more broad degree like MechE/ChemE could be successful. Really up to you.

8. Feb 18, 2014

### Staff: Mentor

There is quite a bit of work going on now in ChE departments at universities in the area of nanotechnology. Check out University of Michigan.

Chet