Chapter 3: Batch Processing


  • Batch processing is very different from continuous processing.

  • The design equations are different and require the solution of transient balances.

  • Scheduling of equipment is important.

  • There are different types of scheduling patterns.

Some key reasons for choosing to manufacture a product using a batch process were discussed in Chapter 2. These include small production volume, seasonal variations in product demand, a need to document the production history of each batch, and so on. When designing a batch plant, there are many other factors an engineer must consider. The types of design calculations are very different for batch compared with continuous processes. Batch calculations involve transient ...

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