Preface to the Fourth Edition


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Preface to the Fourth Edition
Preface to the Fourth EditionBuried deep in our genetic heritage, hidden in an obscure string of DNA, is coding for Process Equipment Operations. An instinctive desire to apply energy to transmute the properties of naturally occurring materials into other, more useful forms. Like cooking food; or fusing clay into ceramic pots; or reacting sulfur with air to produce sulfuric acid; or transmuting lead to gold.Looking back on 50 years as a process engineer, the most satisfying period of my career was devoted to converting gas oil into viscous polypropylene via cracking reactions and refrigeration.The gene that codes for operation and design of process equipment, such as distillation columns and fired heaters, is a recessive gene. Only one out of 40 individuals have in…
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Norman P. Lieberman; Elizabeth T. Lieberman: Working Guide to Process Equipment, Fourth Edition. Preface to the Fourth Edition, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014), AccessEngineering Export