“Chemical Engineering: An International Perspective” by Richard Seligman and Charles Seif is a quick and helpful guide to the world of chemical engineering. The book is organized in a logical way with chapters focusing on key topics like chemical properties, introduction to chemical engineering, study of synthesis and transfer, theory development and design, experimental designs and formulation, as well as management issues. In each chapter, there is a short, easy-to-read summary of selected information that helps readers retain the information learned. The second half of the book includes a concise review of topical issues regarding chemical engineering, including regulatory perspectives, basic laboratory procedures, key management issues, safety standards, and the use and disposal of chemical wastes. This book will undoubtedly be helpful to all those who are interested in pursuing a career in chemical engineering.
” Chemical Engineering: An International Perspective “by Richard Seligman and Charles Seif” provides an excellent overview of the chemical engineering technology transfer from theory to real applications in manufacturing. The volume contains eight chapters on topics ranging from concepts and practices to basic laboratory techniques, design to manufacturing, technology transfer, continuous platforms for manufacturing, and global manufacturing practices. Seligman and Seif divide the chapters into two parts. The first part addresses broad topics that apply to all fields of chemical engineering technology, while the second part focuses on important topics specific to manufacturers.
“Continuous Process Engineering: An Overview” is another excellent book regarding continuous engineering. It focuses on design and manufacturing principles that will enable manufacturers to create cost-efficient production systems. The book describes the key issues related to designing and manufacturing continuous process engines and includes case studies that illustrate various engine designs and complete specifications. The case studies include those for solid fuel combustion, gaseous and liquid oxygen, kerosene and diesel fuels, as well as liquid chlorides for gas flame applications.
“Complete Guide to QBD for Chemical Engineering” provides a concise introduction to the subject and outlines the main areas of focus for chemical engineers. The book contains detailed discussions of the topics related to process development, design, manufacture, and testing. It includes important processes and topics such as supplier relationship management, supplier communication, quality management, project management, regulatory issues, as well as the role of consultants and other professionals.
“Pharmaceutical Industry Chemical Engineers and the evolution of the US economy” by Joseph V. Angarella and Stephen J. White is an economic analysis of the pharmaceutical industry chemical engineers and their contribution to the United States economy. The book analyzes the relationships between the engineering of active pharmaceutical ingredients and the companies that produce them. It reviews some of the major findings in the literature regarding the economic benefits of developing active pharmaceutical ingredients rather than using synthetic products.
“Reducing Chemical Costs – A Guide for Pharmaceutical engineers” by Lora B. Yoest is a guide to help pharmaceutical manufacturing companies and others in the manufacturing industry to reduce costs in chemical engineering. The book identifies cost reduction strategies for each process and includes supporting detail. The authors explain how to evaluate the value of chemical engineering and demonstrate the benefits of reduced costs and the resulting efficiency improvements. They describe various methods that can be used to improve the production processes, including the use of less toxic materials, processes that reduce wastes and those that produce fewer chemicals.
“Pharmaceutical Technology Transfer and Chemical Engineering” by Joseph V. Angarella and Stephen J. White is a detailed study of the process development through the process development program. The book describes the need for engineers to address the issues of technology transfer in chemical and bio-tech sectors. It describes the types of technologies that are commonly transferred between various manufacturing processes, the objectives of the process development program, the sources of venture capital available to invest in the venture, as well as management’s role in ensuring the success of the venture. Finally, the book discusses challenges that engineering firms will face throughout the development process.
“Rising Chemical Engineering Activity: Trends, Challenges, and Strategies” by Paul C. Fuller, J. David Ellis, and Robert T. Gann is a concise analysis of emerging trends in chemical engineering and research. This book provides an overview of the field, the advances being made, and the challenges facing current and future chemical engineers. Fuller, David, and Ellis review recent advances in the biological and genetic engineering arenas. They identify key research areas for engineers and discuss the strategic directions needed for the field to remain focused, innovative, and productive. The editors provide an organized, accessible, detailed, and concise guide to the rapidly changing world of chemical engineering.