1.6 Other Resources on Separation Process Engineering
Since students have different learning styles, you need to customize the way you use this book to adapt to your learning style. Of course, you will have to take charge of your learning and do this for yourself. If you are interested in exploring your learning style, a good place to start is the Index of Learning Styles, which was developed by Richard M. Felder and Linda K. Silverman. This index is available free on the Internet at www4.ncsu.edu/unity/lockers/users/felder/public/ILSpage.html. Alternatively, you may search on the term "Felder" using a search engine such as Google.
Since students (and professors) have different learning styles, no single approach to teaching or writing a book can be best for all students. Thus, there will undoubtedly be parts of this book that do not make sense to you. Many students use other students, then the teaching assistant, and finally the professor as resources. Fortunately, a number of good textbooks and Web pages exist that can be helpful because their presentations differ from those in this textbook. Table 1-1 presents a short annotated bibliography of some of the available handbook and textbook resources. A large number of useful Web sites are available but are not listed because URLs change rapidly. They can be accessed by searching on the term "separation processes" using any popular search engine.
Table 1-1. Annotated bibliography of resources on separation process engineering
Belter, P. A., E. L. Cussler, and W.-S. Hu, Bioseparations. Downstream Processing for Biotechnology, Wiley-Interscience, New York, 1988. Separations textbook with emphasis on bioseparations.
Cussler, E. L., Diffusion: Mass Transfer in Fluid Systems, 3rd ed., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2009. Textbook on basics of diffusion and mass transfer with applications to a variety of separation processes in addition to other applications.
Doherty, M. F., and M. F. Malone, Conceptual Design of Distillation Systems, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2001. Advanced distillation textbook that uses residue curve maps to analyze complex distillation processes.
Geankoplis, C. J., Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles, 4th ed., Prentice Hall PTR, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2003. Unit operations textbook that has expanded coverage of separation processes and transport phenomena.
Harrison, R. G., P. Todd, S. R. Rudge, and D. P. Petrides, Bioseparations Science and Engineering, Oxford University Press, New York, 2003. Separations textbook with emphasis on bioseparations.
Hines, A. L., and R. M. Maddox, Mass Transfer: Fundamentals and Applications, Prentice-Hall PTR, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 1985. Textbook on basics of diffusion and mass transfer with applications to separation processes.
Humphrey, J. L,. and G. E. Keller II, Separation Process Technology, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1997. Industrially oriented book that includes performance, selection and scaleup information.
King, C. J., Separation Processes, 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, 1980. Textbook that seeks to integrate knowledge of separation processes and has extensive case studies.
McCabe, W. L., J. C. Smith, and P. Harriott, Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering, 7th ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, 2004. Unit operations textbook that includes extensive coverage of separations and transport phenomena.
Noble, R. D., and P. A. Terry, Principles of Chemical Separations with Environmental Applications, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2004. Basic separation principles with environmental examples and problems in a non-calculus based format.
Perry, R. H., and D. W. Green (Eds.), Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, 8th ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, 2008. General handbook that has extensive coverage on separations, but coverage often assumes reader has some prior knowledge of technique.
Rousseau, R.W. (Ed.), Handbook of Separation Process Technology, Wiley-Interscience, New York, 1987. Handbook containing detailed information on a number of different separation methods.
Schweitzer, P. A. (Ed.), Handbook of Separation Techniques for Chemical Engineers, 3rd ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, 1997. Handbook containing detailed information on many separations. Coverage often assumes reader has some prior knowledge of technique.
Seader, J. D., E. J. Henley, and D. J. Roper, Separation Process Principles, 3rd ed., Wiley, New York, 2011. Textbook covering an introduction to mass transfer and a large variety of separation processes.
Seidel, A. (Ed.), Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, 5th Ed., Wiley-Interscience, New York, 2004. Extensive encyclopedia with many entries by authorities on separation processes.
Treybal, R. E., Mass-Transfer Operations, 3rd ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, 1980. Textbook on basics of diffusion and mass transfer with detailed applications to separation processes.
Wankat, P. C., Mass Transfer Limited Separations, Springer, Berlin, 1990. Advanced textbook on crystallization, adsorption, chromatography, ion exchange, and membrane separations.