PROCESS TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS, 3E is the ideal book to provide process technology learners with state-of-the-art graphics and photos, alongside updated information that keeps pace with industry developments. This book carries on the tradition of excellence established by the first two editions which have successfully launched thousands of process technicians into the chemical processing industry. PROCESS TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS, 3E is both student and industry-oriented and contains excellent line art to better illustrate key concepts and processes. Key topics include valves, vessels, and piping, pumps and compressors, motors and turbines, heat exchangers, cooling towers, boilers and furnaces, reactors and distillation, extraction and separation systems, and process instrumentation.
Charles E. Thomas, Ph.D., is a professor and division chair at Lee College, where he teaches Process Technology, Safety Management, and Manufacturing Engineering. Widely regarded as the foremost textbook author on process technology, Dr. Thomas is credited with creating the discipline in the 1990s. His prior professional experience includes tenure with Exxon Research and Engineering and Exxon Chemicals in a variety of operational, research and development, and training system roles. He earned his B.A. from Western Illinois University, his M.S. from the University of Texas, and his Ph.D. from Texas A & M University.