It is a universally accepted idea among chemical engineers that the Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook by Don W. Green and Robert H. Perry is the profession’s bible. First published in 1934 and on its eighth edition, this book covers all aspects of chemical engineering ranging from the fundamentals to details computer applications and control. It has about 2,600 pages with 1,900 illustrations that is a comprehensive source for the newest developments, advances, achievements, and methods in the field.
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Upon having the core chemical engineering subjects, students are bound to purchase this book for important references. One needs to be familiar with this handbook and its contents that will not only be used in professional exams, but most importantly during professional work. There are several data that can only be retrieved in the pages of this state-of-the-art handbook.
But what are the most relevant topics contained in this thick book especially when taking the professional exams? Take note of the following pages that need some bookmarks or flags on the pages for easy navigation, as these tables, graphs, diagrams, and equations are most likely to be used in test items:
- Moody’s Diagram
- Fanning/Darcy Equation
- Psychrometric Chart
- Steam Table (Saturated and Superheated Steam)
- Physical and Chemical Properties of Organic and Inorganic Substances
- Equations of State
- Relative volatility
- Equation for HETP
- Clausius-Clapeyron Equation and similar equations
- Table on Materials of Construction
- Various materials handling equipment
These pages are chemical engineering knowledge that aspiring chemical engineers need to find easily during the exams. Time is one of the enemies when taking the board exam, and examinees cannot waste time on scanning pages to find the references. But of course, these tables, graphs, diagrams, and equations may or may not be used depending on the examiners choice of questions.