This book provides the methods, problems and tools necessary for process control engineering. This comprises process knowledge, sensor system technology, actuators, communication technology and logistics, as well as the design, construction, and operation of control systems. Beyond the traditional field of process engineering, the authors apply the same principles to biomedical processes, energy production and management of environmental issues.
Contains study questions at the end of each chapter.
New in the 2nd Edition: solved problems with MATLAB code provided; additional information on PLC, electronic valves, and in-pipe pH control.
Paul Serban Agachi and Mircea Vasile Cristea, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; Emmanuel Makhura, Gaborone, Botswana.