chapter  3
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Representation and Modelling of Processes

ByChristian Jallut, Françoise Couenne, Bernhard Maschke

Many books are devoted to modelling in chemical engineering. An orderly modelling process is based on the combination of conservation principles and constitutive relations for transport phenomena, thermodynamic properties and chemical or biochemical reaction rates. Some of these books are specifi cally devoted to dynamic modelling (Friedly 1972; Luyben 1990). General textbooks of chemical engineering (Lieto 2004) or those devoted to more specifi c subjects like transport phenomena (Bird et al. 2002; Couderc et al. 2008) or chemical reactors (Levenspiel 1972; Villermaux 1993) can be considered as an introduction to modelling activity in chemical engineering.