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Translating fundamental principles of irreversible thermodynamics into day-to-day engineering concepts, this reference provides the tools to accurately measure process efficiency and sustainability in the power and chemical industries-helping engineers to recognize why losses occur and how they can be reduced utilizing familiar thermodynamic principles. Compares the present industrial society with an emerging metabolic society in which mass production and consumption are in closer harmony with the natural environment. The first book to utilize classic thermodynamic principles for clear understanding, analysis, and optimization of work flows, environmental resources, and driving forces in the chemical and power industries.
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Jakob de Swaan Arons received his MSc and PhD degrees from the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He spent some 20 years with Shell International, before he was appointed to the chair of Applied Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria at Delft University of Technology. He is an elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an honorary professor of the Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China. From 2003 to 2009, he served as chair in the chemical engineering department of Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Much of his inspiration was drawn from his many visits to Japan and its research centers. He received the Hoogewerff Gold Medal for his lifetime contributions to process technology in 2006.
Krishnan Sankaranarayanan received his MSc at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands and his PhD at Princeton University, New Jersey. At Delft, he did an extensive study of the energy effi ciency of the polyolefi n industry, for which activity DSM acted as host. He is currently group head reactor engineering and mixing at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, Fairfax, Virginia.
Hedzer J. van der Kooi received his MSc and PhD degrees from Delft University of Technology and specialized in phase equilibria. In the last decade, he worked closely together with Sankaranarayanan on the subject of this book, assisted by many students. He is currently active in the Department of Architecture at Delft University of Technology.Review:
The authors have written a much needed textbook, appropriate for chemical, mechanical, process, and environmental engineers. ... Overall, the text is highly readable and the authors have done an excellent job at combining a difficult subject (thermodynamics) with an area that eludes quantification due to its complexity (the environment). ... It is a highly recommended read.
- Polymer News, 2005, Vol. 30
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Book Description CRC Press, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0824708458