Learn Aspen Plus in 24 Hours

by: Thomas A. Adams II


Abstract: Get started solving chemical engineering problems with Aspen Plus®! This practical guide shows, step-by-step, how to effectively work with Aspen Plus® in just 24 hours, with no experience required. Developed at McMaster University over a 7-year period, Learn Aspen Plus® in 24 Hours is divided into twelve 2-hour guided tutorials that equip you with the skills required to model and simulate a wide range of chemical processes rapidly—without performing tedious calculations. You will also learn how to integrate your simulations with supporting software such as Aspen Capital Cost Estimator, Aspen Energy Analyzer, and Microsoft® Excel™. Coverage includes: • Physical property modeling • Heat exchangers • Advanced problem-solving tools • Chemical reactor models • Equilibrium-based distillation models • Rate-based distillation models • Custom models and external controls • Capital cost estimation • Optimal heat exchanger networks • Solids processing • Electrolyte chemistry • And much more!
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Title: Learn Aspen Plus in 24 Hours

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2018 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781260116458

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Thomas A. Adams II is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He received dual bachelor's degrees from Michigan State University in 2003, one in chemical engineering and the other in computer science. He received his Ph.D. in 2008 from the University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of Prof. Warren D. Seider and completed a postdoctoral appointment under Prof. Paul Barton at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer. Prof. Adams's research focuses on the design and simulation of sustainable energy conversion systems, including areas such as synthetic fuels, alternative fuels, biofuels, fuel cells, and process intensification. The primary goal of his research is to create new chemical process systems and devices that will lead to global change in the way we make and use energy, following the principles of the triple-bottom-line of sustainability. He has over 17 years of experience using Aspen Plus® and other related software for research and problem solving. Prof. Adams has received numerous awards for his research and service, including an Ontario Early Researcher Award, a Joseph Ip Distinguished Engineering Fellowship, and the President's Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision. He has published over 50 research articles in peer-reviewed journals that used Aspen Plus or related products as a key component in the research methodology. His research has been featured in the popular media, such as in Wired and Scientific American and on Discovery Channel and National Public Radio. But he is much more proud of the accomplishments of his graduate students, who include a Vanier Scholar, an Ontario Trillium Scholar, and a Governor-General's Medal recipient, and who are active researchers and engineers all over the world.

Description: Get started solving chemical engineering problems with Aspen Plus®! This practical guide shows, step-by-step, how to effectively work with Aspen Plus® in just 24 hours, with no experience required. Developed at McMaster University over a 7-year period, Learn Aspen Plus® in 24 Hours is divided into twelve 2-hour guided tutorials that equip you with the skills required to model and simulate a wide range of chemical processes rapidly—without performing tedious calculations. You will also learn how to integrate your simulations with supporting software such as Aspen Capital Cost Estimator, Aspen Energy Analyzer, and Microsoft® Excel™. Coverage includes: • Physical property modeling • Heat exchangers • Advanced problem-solving tools • Chemical reactor models • Equilibrium-based distillation models • Rate-based distillation models • Custom models and external controls • Capital cost estimation • Optimal heat exchanger networks • Solids processing • Electrolyte chemistry • And much more!