Penerbit : UGM Press

Penulis : Wahyudi Budi Sediawan

Quantitative analysis is an important tool
in chemical engineering practice. It underlies decision making
processes, equipment/process design, as well as the understanding of
physical/chemical phenomena that occur in chemical industries. Among the
foundation of quantitative analysis, mathematics is very important.
The main obstacles in applying mathematical approach were due to the
complexity of the analytical solution and to the large number of
computation needed in the numerical solution. However, since the 1970s,
the avability of powerful and fast computational facilities makes the
numerical solution more feasible. Hence, mathematical approach becomes
more and more powerful and useful. Even though mathematical approaches
and calculations are becoming more powerful, however, due to the need of
analysis of more complex phenomena, the use of mathematical approaches
based on calculus still has limitations. The calculations involing
very complicated mathematical equations and/or very large number of
computations are still not feasible. Hence approaximation method
feasible to be applied to complex phenomena is useful. One of the
promosing tools is monte carlo simulation. Even though monte carlo
simulation id merely an approximation, not an exact solution, but due to
its simplicity, it is very useful and powerful, especially as the
basis of engineering judgments as well as for better understanding. The
book discesses the applications of monte carlo simulation in chemical
engineering cases. Futhermore, to show the accuracies of the
simulation, comparison of the results with the ones obtained by other
methods are also presented.