TEXT BOOK OF PHARMACEUTICAL ENGINEERING
Pharmaceutical Engineering is concerned with the study of Industrial processes
required to convert raw material into value added pharmaceuticals such as drugs
and excipients. It is a subject of importance for the undergraduate students as
well as the industrial pharmacists. Over the years, students of pharmacy have
been feeling the need for a simple book that expresses sufficient depth to enable
them to handle industrial operations with an understanding of the principles
involved therein. This book is an attempt to meet these two objectives.
This book consists of including chapters: introduction to basic principles in
engineering, fluid flow, liquid material transport, solid conveying, heat flow,
size reduction, size separation, mixing (solids, liquids and semisolids),
filtration, centrifugation, distillation, evaporation, crystallization, drying.
Humidification and dehumidification, corrosion, plant materials of construction
and other related aspects of pharmaceutical industry.
This book deals with unit operations and processes utilized in the production of
bulk drugs, dosage forms and biological products. There is a proper blend of
physical, chemical and engineering principles. One model equipments has been
selected for explaining all the principles and general working though many
variations and varieties of the same may be available. Hopefully, this book will
provide strong foundations on the subject and for in-house training of technical
personnel in the industry.