Chemical Engineering Design,
Edition 3 Principles, Practice and Economics of Plant and Process Design
By Gavin Towler and Ray Sinnott

Publication Date: 09 Aug 2021
Chemical Engineering Design: Principles, Practice and Economics of Plant and Process Design is one of the best-known and most widely adopted texts available for students of chemical engineering. The text deals with the application of chemical engineering principles to the design of chemical processes and equipment. The third edition retains its hallmark features of scope, clarity and practical emphasis, while providing the latest US codes and standards, including API, ASME and ISA design codes and ANSI standards, as well as coverage of the latest aspects of process design, operations, safety, loss prevention, equipment selection, and more. The text is designed for chemical and biochemical engineering students (senior undergraduate year, plus appropriate for capstone design courses where taken), and professionals in industry (chemical process, biochemical, pharmaceutical, petrochemical sectors).

Key Features

  • Provides students with a text of unmatched relevance for chemical process and plant design courses and for the final year capstone design course
  • Written by practicing design engineers with extensive undergraduate teaching experience
  • Contains more than 100 typical industrial design projects drawn from a diverse range of process industries


  • Includes new content covering food, pharmaceutical and biological processes and commonly used unit operations
  • Provides updates on plant and equipment costs, regulations and technical standards
  • Includes limited online access for students to Cost Engineering’s Cleopatra Enterprise cost estimating software
About the author
By Gavin Towler, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Honeywell/UOP, Des Plaines, IL, USA and Ray Sinnott, Formerly, University of Wales, Swansea, UK
Table of Contents

Part I: Process Design
1. Introduction to Design
2. Process Flowsheet Development
3. Utilities and Energy Efficient Design
4. Process Simulation
5. Instrumentation and Process Control
6. Materials of Construction
7. Capital Cost Estimating
8. Estimating Revenues and Production Costs
9. Economic Evaluation of Projects
10. Safety and Loss Prevention
11. General Site Considerations
12. Optimization in Design

Part II: Plant Design
13. Equipment Selection, Specification and Design
14. Design of Pressure Vessels
15. Design of Reactors and Mixers
16. Separation of Fluids
17. Separation Columns (Distillation, Absorption and Extraction)
18. Specification and Design of Solids-Handling Equipment
19. Heat Transfer Equipment
20. Transport and Storage of Fluids

Book details
ISBN: 9780128211793
Page Count: 1040
Illustrations : Approx. 550 illustrations
Retail Price : £99.95
9780750644440; 9780128002421; 9780123977717
Instructor Resources
Chemical and biochemical engineering students taking upper level chemical engineering process design or senior capstone design courses; professionals in industry– chemical process, biochemical, pharmaceutical, petrochemical sectors
A Alan Allgeier
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