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Basic Principles and Calculations in Process Technology by T. David Griffith

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Chapter 2. Areas, Volumes, Complex Objects, and Interpolation

2.1 Calculating Areas

2.2 Calculating Volumes

2.3 Complex Objects: Areas and Volumes

2.4 Interpolation and Extrapolation

2.5 Concluding Comments

Problems

From time to time, it is necessary for process operators to estimate the area of a surface or the volume of a tank. Sometimes an operator may have to measure the object in question and use a calculator to compute the area or volume. At other times an operator may just “eyeball” the object to determine its dimensions when precision is not needed. In either case, the operator must know what equation or equations are needed to calculate the area and/or volume in question.

In addition to discussing how to calculate areas and volumes for ...

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