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(Continued from page 20) the classical concept of unit operations

ences are abundant; they are one of its


valuable features. Mention is made of
and the more recently developed transport
process considerations. In effect the latter
two sections of the book serve as texts in
Lomputer
com lete bibliographies which are made both areas; Part I1 could serve as a text
ava'l kble by the IUPAC Commission on for the study of transport processes alone,
High Temperatures and Refractories.
The book gives a broad survey in con-
while Part I11 is an extensive consideration
of unit operations and design calculations
Program
sidejable depth of the modern high tem- along more or less traditional lines.
perature field. It will be of most interest The subject matter included in this uni-
to those wishing to keep abreast of the
progress and direction in this field.
fied approach is extensive. Of particular
interest is the treatment of unsteady state
molecular transport and the consideration
Abstracts
John R. Bartlit
of boundary layer theory. On the other
Principles of Unit Operations, A. S. Foust,
hand, it is felt that a more extensive dis-
L. A. Wenzel, C. W. Clump, L. Maus, and
cussion of the recent developments in film
theories, such as that of surface renewal, Readers of the A./.Ch.E. Journal
L. 8,Andersen. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., who are interested in programming
N e w York (1960). 578 pages. $15.00. would have been a desirable complement
to the section on turbulent-molecular for machine computation of chemi-
In this text the unit operations of chemi- transport. cal engineering problems will find in
cal engineering are presented in unified The text is well illustrated throughout; each issue of Chemical Engineering
groups related by identical basic principles. diagrams and nomenclature are clearly Progress abstracts of programs sub-
The general approach employed empha- presented and easily followed. There are mitted by companies in the chemical
simp the scientific laws upon which the a large number of illustrations of process process industries. Collected by the
opgations are based; the arrangement equipment included, although this may be Machine Computation Committee of
certainly appears to give the student a a doubtful qualification considering the the A.I.Ch.E., these programs will be
much greater opportunity to understand availability of descriptive literature for
this basis than did the previous classical equipment and the cost to the student for published as manuals where sufficient
approach to unit operations. the duplication of this information in the interest is indicated. The following
Topics are divided into three major text. abstracts have appeared this year:
se ions: Part I dealing with those opera- It is evident that this volume represents
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tio s which are equilibrium controlled
processes, Part I1 dealing with rate de-
quite a departure from the traditional
presentation of unit operations, and the CEP (September, 1960), p. 78
pendent processes, and Part I11 which ap- reviewer feels the authors are quite justi-
plies the principles of equilibrium and fied in saying ". . . . the unification pre- Double-Pipe Heat Exchanger Calcu-
rate processes to the design of equipment sented here is the next logical step in the lations (059)
for various unit operations. evolution of the concept of unit opera- Solution of Simultaneous Linear
f t would seem that the text represents, tions." Equations (060)
to a certain extent, a compromise between John B. Butt WL D S T l (061)

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