Distillation Design, Engineering Books

Distillation Principles and Practices

Approx Price: Rs 13,670 / Piece(s) 

Distillation Principles and Practices provides distillation technicians with a uniquely comprehensive, up-to-date account of distillation methods currently employed in the oil, petrochemical, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries.

Distillation begins with the principles of vapor-liquid equilibrium and the essential calculations for determining phase equilibria and equilibrium curves and continues on to practical discussions of virtually all modern distillation methods, including batch, single stage, multistage continuous, multistage batch, and others.


Industrial applications are described, including everything from crude oil distillation and argon recovery from air to water purification and ammonia recovery from wastewater. It also has Special sections dealing with the separation of azeotropic mixtures and the energy demand of distillation processes, as well as extremely well illustrated descriptions of practical equipment design and modern distillation control methods.


Distillation: Principles and Practice is an indispensable working resource for distillation technicians,engineers and chemical engineers working in the oil, petrochemical, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries.



  • Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium
  • Single-Stage Distillation and Condensation
  • Multistage Continuous Distillation (Rectification)
  • Industrial Distillation Processes
  • Multistage Batch Distillation
  • Energy Economization in Distillation
  • Design and Dimensioning Mass Transfer Equipment
  • Control of Distillation Processes

Distillation Design By Henry Z Kister

Approx Price: Rs 13,670 / Piece(s) 

Distillation Design provides complete, up-to-date coverage of the principles and practical aspects of designing this important industrial process for the food, chemical, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, petroleum refining, gas, and alcohol industries.


This definitive sourcebook examines process and equipment design procedures, discusses the limitations of the various design methods, and provides nuts-and-bolts solutions to help worked-out examples of typical design problems, as well as guidelines for using computer programs in design.


Engineers will find detailed information on:

  • Key fractionation concepts
  • Column process design and shortcut calculations
  • Tray design and operation
  • Tray efficiency
  • Packing design and operation
  • Packing efficiency and scaleup
  • Packing capacity and pressure drop
  • and much more!

Essential for troubleshooting and diagnosing design malfunctions, Distillation Design offers design, process, and project engineers expert solutions to design and longer-term plant problems.



  • Introduction to Distillation
  • Key Fractionation Concepts
  • Column Process Design, Optimization, and Shortcut Calculations
  • Rigorous Distillation Calculations
  • Batch Distillation
  • Tray Design and Operation
  • Tray Efficiency
  • Packing Design and Operation
  • Packing Efficiency and Scaleup
  • Packing Capacity and Pressure Drop GPDC Interpolation Charts Atlas
  • Packing Efficiency Data

Distillation Troubleshooting Books

Approx Price: Rs 9,320 / Piece(s) 
Distillation Troubleshooting collects invaluable hands-on experiences acquired in dealing with distillation and absorption malfunctions, making them readily accessible for those engaged in solving today's problems and avoiding tomorrow's. A unique resource for improving the foremost industrial separation process, Distillation Troubleshooting transforms decades of hands-on experiences into a handy reference for those involved in the operation, design, study, improvement, and management of large-scale distillation. Distillation Troubleshooting covers over 1,200 case histories of problems, diagnoses, solutions, and key lessons.

Coverage include:

  • Successful and unsuccessful struggles with plugging, fouling, and coking
  • Histories and prevention of tray, packing, and internals damage
  • Lessons taught by incidents and accidents during shutdowns, commissioning, and abnormal operation
  • Troubleshooting distillation simulations to match the real world
  • Making packing liquid distributors work
  • Plant bottlenecks from intermediate draws, chimney trays, and feed points
  • Histories of and key lessons from explosions and fires in distillation towers
  • Prevention of flaws that impair reboiler and condenser performance
  • Destabilization of tower control systems and how to correct it
  • Discoveries from shutdown inspections
  • Suppression of foam and accumulation incidents


  • Troubleshooting Distillation Simulations
  • Where Fractionation Goes Wrong
  • Energy Savings and Thermal Effects
  • Tower Sizing and Material Selection Affect Performance
  • Feed Entry Pitfalls in Tray Towers
  • Packed-Tower Liquid Distributors: Number 6 on the Top 10 Malfunctions
  • Vapor Maldistr5ibution in Trays and Packings
  • Tower Base Level and Reboiler Return: Number 2 on the top 10 Malfunctions
  • Chimney Tray Malfunctions: Part of Number 7 on the Top 10 Malfunctions
  • Draw-Off Malfunctions (Non-Chimney Tray) Part of Number 7 on the Top 10 Malfunctions
  • Tower Assembly Mishaps: Number 5 on the Top 10 Malfunctions
  • Difficulties During Start-Up, Shutdown, Commissioning, and Abnormal Operation: Number 4 on the Top 10 Malfunctions
  • Water-Induced Pressure Surges: Part of Number 3 on the Top 10 Malfunctions
  • Explosions, Fires, and Chemical Releases: Number 10 on the Top 10 Malfunctions
  • Undesired Reactions in Towers
  • Foaming
  • The Tower as a Filter: Part A. Causes of Plugging-Number 1 on the Top 10 Malfunctions
  • The Tower as a Filter: Part B. Location of Plugging-Number 1 on the Top 10 Malfunctions
  • Coking: Number 1 on the Top Malfunctions
  • Leaks
  • Relief and Failure
  • Tray, Packing, and Tower Damage: Part of Number 3 on the Top 10 Malfunctions
  • Reboilers That Did Not Work: Number 9 on the Top 10 Malfunctions
  • Condensers That Did Not Work
  • Misleading Measurements: Number 8 on the Top 10 Malfunctions
  • Control System Assembly Difficulties
  • Where Do Temperature and Composition Controls Go Wrong?
  • Misbehaved Pressure, Condenser, Reboiler, and Preheater Controls
  • Miscellaneous Control Problems
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