Problems on Material and Energy Balance Calculation  , 1/e
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Problems on Material and Energy Balance Calculation , 1/e

Author : K. Balu , N. Satyamurthi , S. Ramalingam & B. Deebika
© Year : 2009
ISBN : 9789380026046
Pages : 200
Binding : Hardback
Weight : 0.47   kg
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  • About the Book
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  • About the Author

Mass and Energy Balance Calculations are the fundamental components in the Design and Development of Chemical Process Industries. Mass Balance Calculations are performed to determine the yields of main products, byproducts, consumption of raw material and production losses. Only when the Mass Balance is performed, the Process Engineer can make calculations required for design of production equipment in the process. Energy balance involves the computation of input and outputs of energy in equipments. Energy Balance is performed from Material Balance taking into account the thermal effects (Exothermic or Endothermic) of reactions and the physical transformations (Evaporation, Crystallization) occurring in the Process Equipment.
The present book has problems and solutions in Material and Energy Balance in Process Equipment. This is followed by Energy Balance problems. All problems assume Steady – State system. The text covers the syllabus of all Chemical Engineering Schools offering this course.
The number and variety of problems proposed in this book are extensive. The problems are organized in each chapter according to subject matter. It is possible for answers to differ slightly due to different sources of data. The teaching experience of authors convinces that one of the glaring weakness of the students in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering is their inability to think clearly and accurately in terms of arithmetic. It is hoped this book will prove of real value in Process Calculations Instructions in classroom. This can also serve as a refresher book for practising engineers.

Salient Features:

  • Spread across 8 chapters, it deals with the material-energy balance calculations leading to the design and development of chemical process industries.
  • More than 150 problems have been given with detailed solutions.
  • SI units have been used throughout the book.

  • Methods of Expressing compositions of mixtures and solutions
  • Gas Calculations
  • Material Balances
  • Recycle and Bypassing operations
  • Humidity and Saturation
  • Fuels and Combustion
  • Problems in Sulphur and sulphur compounds burning operation
  • Thermophysics

K. Balu :- K. Balu, Professor, Chemical Engineering & Dean of Technology, Ann University, Alagappa Chettiar College of Technology Campus, Chennai


B. Deebika :- B. Deebika did her B. Tech from Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Chennai. She had completed her MS Program in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University, USA. Currently she is a research scholar in Biomedical Department of MSU, USA. She had coauthored three books with Dr. K Balu and had developed a software for Optimization Techniques (OPTECH). She had published two international papers on environmental engineering and one on biomedical Engineering.

N. Satyamurthi :- N. Satyamurthi, Formerly Professor of Chemical Engineering, A.C. College of Technology, Anna University, Has 30 years of teaching and research experience in chemical engineering. He did his B. Tech., M. Tech. and Ph.D. from A. C. College of Technology. He had published more than 30 papers in national/ international journals. He had also guided students for Ph.D. Degree in the Department of Chemical Engineering. He is a life member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers.

S. Ramalingam :- S. Ramalingam is Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering in SSN College of Engineering in Chennai. He did hid Ph.D Program in Chemical Engineering from A. C. College of technology under the guidance of Dr. K Balu. He had published papers on design of experiments and had developed computer programs for chemical process equipment design. He had published three monographs related to petroleum sector.

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