Chapter 12 Synthesis of the PFD from the Generic BFD

The evolutionary procedure to create a full PFD (as presented in Chapter 1) from the generic block flow process diagram (GBFD) (Chapter 2) is described in this chapter. This full PFD truly defines the process in a chemical engineering sense and is the starting point for chemical and other engineers to design the machines, structures, and electrical/electronic components needed to make the chemical engineer’s vision a reality.

This crucial step in the design of the chemical plant involves all subareas of chemical engineering: reaction engineering, thermodynamics, process control, unit operations and transport, and material and energy balances. Each is applied to put details into the six ...

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