Efficient Petrochemical Processes: Technology, Design and Operation
Frank (Xin X.) Zhu, James A. Johnson, David W. Ablin, and Gregory A. Ernst, Wiley-AIChE, Hoboken, NJ, $132.99, 432 pages, Oct. 2019, ISBN: 978-1-119-48788-3
This book describes how better design, operation, and optimization methods and tools can improve industrial energy efficiency, reduce capital investment, and optimize yields in the petrochemical industry. It is divided into five sections: market design and technology overview, process design, process equipment assessment, energy and process integration, and operational guidelines and troubleshooting. It is a detailed guide to aromatic process unit design and revamps; distillation column, heat exchanger, fired heater, compressor, and pump assessments; troubleshooting common equipment problems; and more. The book provides the necessary fundamentals and the most recent advances in the field, as well as practical guidance for industrial practitioners.
Lightspeed: The Ghostly Aether and the Race to Measure the Speed of Light
John C. H. Spence, Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford, U.K., $32.95, 256 pages, Dec. 2019, ISBN:...
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