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Process Instrumentation, Control, and Dynamics By Kal Renganathan Sharma
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Process Instrumentation, Control, and Dynamics

(First Edition)
By Kal Renganathan Sharma

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60927-508-2, 678 pages

©2012

Description
Process Instrumentation, Control and Dynamics is a class-tested text for chemical engineering students. The material incorporates life science, and relates complex concepts in chemical engineering to real-world events such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the shutdown of the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. The text also demonstrates how complex engineering concepts relate to everyday life through examples as diverse as the torque control of the agitator in an automatic washing machine, to the absorption of beer and the effect this has on the human brain. Both original and comprehensive, the book covers a wide range of topics within the field, including:

  • Single and multiple compartment models
  • The occurrence of multiplicity in model solutions
  • Control types, i.e. feedback, feed-forward, internal, ratio and estimation
  • Stability types including stable, integrating and inverse
  • Instruments such as thermocouples, pressure transducers, viscometers and tonometers

The book provides an extensive amount of detailed information in a knowledgeable, yet practical way.

Biography
Kal Renganathan Sharma serves as Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering at Prairie View A&M University. He received his B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology (1985, Chennai, India) and his MS and Ph.D degrees from West Virginia University (1987, 1990, Morgantown, WV). All three degrees are in chemical engineering. Dr. Sharma is the author of 10 books, 4 book chapters, 21 journal articles, 528 conference papers and 108 other presentations. He is the recipient of several prestigious honors and awards, including the Outstanding Student of the Penultimate Year from the Rev. Brothers of St. Gabriel at RSK Higher Secondary School (Trichy, India) and an Honorary Fellowship from the Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials (Melbourne, Australia).

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