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Chemical Engineering Principles and Applications

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  • Organized as a coherent reference for those needing a quick review of fundamental concepts and applications
  • Adopts a practical writing style in presenting the essential broad topics of chemical engineering
  • Reinforces material with a wide spectrum and variety of illustrations as well as problems with solutions

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This text provides a clear and concise understanding of the principles and applications of chemical engineering using a rigorous, yet easy-to-follow, presentation. The coverage is broad, and it includes all the relevant concepts such as mass and energy balances, mass transfer, chemical reaction engineering, and many more. Elucidation of the principles is further reinforced by examples and practice problems with detailed solutions. Firmly grounded in the fundamentals, the book maximizes readers’ capacity to take on new problems and challenges in the field with confidence and conviction. Providing a ready reference and review of essential principles and their applications in chemical engineering, the book is ideal for undergraduate chemical engineering students, as well as practicing engineers preparing for the engineering license exams (FE and PE) in USA and abroad.

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  • Bengaluru, India

    Nuggenhalli S. Nandagopal

About the author

Mr. Nuggenhalli S. Nandagopal, PE, is a private engineering consultant and writer and educator. He is a retired Associate Professor within the Department of Engineering Technology at the University of Houston, Downtown Campus.

Professor Nandagopal has over forty (40) years of teaching experience, which includes twenty-six (26) years as a full-time faculty member at the University of Houston – Downtown, Houston, Texas, USA. He is a registered Professional Engineer (P E) in the state of Texas. He has presented several papers at various national and international conferences and has published in refereed journals. His areas of expertise include momentum, heat, and mass transfer, basic chemical engineering principles, HVAC-R, thermodynamics, chemical plant layout and piping design including pipe stress analysis. He has received excellent feedback for his teaching and writing. 

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