Chemical Engineering Essentials from Academic Authors - Session Two - Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes

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Originally delivered Dec 9, 2010
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The foundations of chemical processes are framed by formulation and solution of balance equations, especially those for mass and energy. Our focus in this webinar is to show how mass and energy balances are formulated and to identify information needed for their solution. Particular emphasis will be given to (1) determining flows of mass and energy into and out of chemical processes, (2) incorporation of thermal effects associated with phase transformations and chemical reactions, (3) closure of balance equations in process analysis and troubleshooting, and (4) initiating process synthesis with mass and energy balances.

The webinar is a refresher for most who participate. Indeed, essentially all chemical engineers have had at least one course in the subject matter and they have undoubtedly used mass and energy balances in subsequent courses and in their work. However, even those who have recently graduated may be surprised by the versatility of this material, and all should see their problem-solving skills enhanced upon completion of the webinar.


Professor Ronald W. Rousseau

Ronald W. Rousseau holds the Cecil J. “Pete” Silas Endowed Chair at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also serves as chair of the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. A graduate of Louisiana State University, Dr. Rousseau is co-author of Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes (Wiley 1978, 1986, 2000), a text used internationally and by more than 80% of the chemical engineering programs in the United States; he also is editor of the Handbook of Separation Process Technology (Wiley, 1987).  His research has explored numerous areas related to separation processes and...Read more

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