18 Chemical and Biological Engineering

Chemical Engineering (CHG)

Introduction to Chemical Engineering Processes∗


In progress

Licence: CC BY-SA 3.0

This book is for anyone who is interested in some of the basic principles behind what chemical engineers do and how they can use powerful tools from physics to solve problems involving steady-state processes. It starts with a knowledge of algebra, chemistry, and some physics, and builds on current knowledge towards more practical problems. The ultimate goal is to obtain a book containing information about all of the major processes a chemical engineer may encounter as well as some insight into their analysis, which is essential for design. The book is designed as an introduction to the subject and therefore tends to stay away from the more complicated mathematics.

Formats: Online (wiki) and PDF

Includes: Practice problems

Suggested for:
CHG 1125 Chemical Engineering Fundamentals


Phase Relations in Reservoir Engineering∗

Michael Adewumi (Pennsylvania State University)

Last updated: March 2021

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

This open textbook provides an overview of the central role that phase behavior plays in the petroleum extraction processes. Readers should be able to describe, in concrete terms, how knowledge of fluid phase behavior impacts specific aspects of the process design and/or operations. 

Formats: Online and PDF

Includes: Diagrams and problem sets

Suggested for:
CHG 4364 Oil and Gas Processing


Numerical Methods with Applications∗

Autar K. Kaw (University of South Florida), Egwu E. Kalu (Florida A&M University), and Duc Nguyen (Old Dominion University)


Licence: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

The textbook is written primarily for engineering and science undergraduates taking a course in Numerical Methods.  Its treatment of numerical methods is based on a holistic approach and short chapters.

Formats: PDF and Word

Includes: Video lectures, PowerPoint slides, worksheets, applications, and questions

Suggested for:
CHG 1371 Numerical Methods and Engineering Computation in Chemical Engineering [chapters 2, 3, and 6]


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