A step-by-step approach to designing chemical products and processesFrom societal needs to plantwide controllability, the Second Edition guides you through each step in the design of chemical products and processes. Now updated and revised to reflect recent advances, the text and its accompanying multimedia CD provides a powerful learning environment. Throughout, the emphasis is on quantitative problem solving, including the use of heuristics, simulation, and optimization. Highlights of the Second Edition Features substantial treatment of product design, complete with coverage of the manufacture of specialty chemicals (including pharmaceuticals) and configured consumer products, a new chapter on molecular structure design, and coverage of the synthesis, simulation, and optimization of batch processes. Part 2 presents new coverage of reactor network synthesis, reactor-separator-recycle networks, mass integration, and optimal scheduling of batch processes. New chapters examine the design of chemical reactors, separation columns, and pumps, compressors, and turbines. More comprehensive economics chapters include ne w sections on cost accounting, the estimation of equipment purchase costs, and the use of the Aspen Icarus Process Evaluator (IPE). Process simulators (Steady state, dynamic, and batch) are used throughout the text. Illustrates design strategies by applying them to chemical products and processes in several industries. The enclosed CD provides: Encyclopedic, self-paced instruction with tutorials on ASPEN PLUS and HYSYS.Plant in a multimedia format, featuring audio, video, and animations. ASPEN PLUS backup (.bkp) and HYSYS.Plant (.hsc) files for the simulation examples in the text. MATLAB files to support examples in the text. Spreadsheet to compute profitability measures. PDFs for slected chapters and sections Chapters 8 and 9, and Sections 16.7 and 17.8, from the text, as well as additional resources. Throughout the text, margin icons link concepts to the material on the CD.Warren D. Seider is the author of 'Product and Process Design Principles: Synthesis, Analysis, and Evaluation', published 2003 under ISBN 9780471216636 and ISBN 0471216631.