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Textbooks

The following textbooks are written by AspenTech University Program professors and reference the work they've done with AspenTech software.

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Introduction to Chemical Engineering Computing

Introduction to Chemical Engineering Computing

Bruce A Finlayson

Computers have revolutionized the way chemical engineers design and analyze processes, whether designing large units to make polyethylene or small microreactors used to detect biological agents. Nowadays, you no longer have to write your own software programs to use computers effectively. Computer programs can do the numerical calculations for you, but you’ll still need to understand how to apply these programs to specific engineering challenges and validate your solution.


Refinery Engineering: Integrated Process Modeling and Optimization

Refinery Engineering: Integrated Process Modeling and Optimization

Ai-Fu Chang, Kiran Pashikanti and Y. A. Liu

A pioneering and comprehensive guide to integrated refinery process simulation, using many of the tools and techniques currently used in modern refineries. Additional material, including spreadsheets and simulation files for models and examples, is available online.


Chemical Looping Systems for Fossil Energy Conversions

Chemical Looping Systems for Fossil Energy Conversions

Liang-Shih Fan

This book presents the current carbonaceous fuel conversion technologies based on chemical looping concepts in the context of traditional or conventional technologies. The key features of the chemical looping processes, their ability to generate a sequestration-ready CO2 stream, are thoroughly discussed.


Product and Process Design Principles: Synthesis, Analysis and Evaluation

Product and Process Design Principles: Synthesis, Analysis and Evaluation

Warren D. Seider, J.D. Seader, Daniel R. Lewin

A principal objective of this textbook is to describe and model modern strategies for the design of chemical products and processes, with an emphasis on a systematic approach. This third edition expands upon the strategies for product design, beginning with the need for a project charter, followed by the creation of an innovation map in which potential new technologies are linked to consumer needs.


Principles and Case Studies of Simultaneous Design

Principles and Case Studies of Simultaneous Design

William L. Luyben (Lehigh University, USA )

There are many comprehensive design books, but none of them provide a significant number of detailed economic design examples of typically complex industrial processes. Most of the current design books cover a wide variety of topics associated with process design. In addition to discussing flowsheet development and equipment design, these textbooks go into a lot of detail on engineering economics and other many peripheral subjects such as written and oral skills, ethics, "green" engineering and product design. This book presents general process design principles in a concise readable form that can be easily comprehended by students and engineers when developing effective flow sheet and control structures.


Chemical Reactor Design and Control

Chemical Reactor Design and Control

William L. Luyben

Chemical Reactor Design and Control uses process simulators like Matlab®, Aspen Plus, and Aspen Dynamics to study the design of chemical reactors and their dynamic control. There are numerous books that focus on steady-state reactor design. There are no books that consider practical control systems for real industrial reactors. This unique reference addresses the simultaneous design and control of chemical reactors.