Coulson & Richardson Chemical Engineering Design 4E
J. F. RICHARDSON
Design is a creative activity, and as such can be one of the most rewarding and satisfying activities undertaken by an engineer. It is the synthesis, the putting together, of ideas to achieve a desired purpose. The design does not exist at the commencement of the project. The designer starts with a specific objective in mind, a need, and by developing and evaluating possible designs, arrives at what he considers the best way of achieving that objective; be it a better chair, a new bridge, or for the chemical engineer, a new chemical product or a stage in the design of a production process.