Cover Pracitcal Spray Technology

  • Format: Hardback (Case binding) 6 x 9 inches
  • Pages 253, including index
  • Author: Charles W. Lipp
  • Copyright 2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-578-10090-6
  • Printed in the United States of America

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Practical Spray Technology: Fundamentals and Practice
by Charles W. Lipp


Thousands of industrial applications use spray nozzles and atomizers to achieve specific and critical results. Optimizing these systems has the potential to reduce your costs and improve your product quality. Who buys the book?

  • Process Engineers
  • Process Operators
  • Designers
  • Maintenance Supervisors
  • Research Engineers
  • Engineering Graduate Students

This book is filled with practical advice for the person who needs to solve a spray issue quickly. The structure allows you to find what you want and apply it to resolve the problem. The author has years of experience in spray-nozzle and system consulting where he provided practical insights into design and system questions. For readers who want to understand spray science and spray modeling to solve specific problems, this book focuses only on the essential fundamentals.

Sections and Chapters

The chapters are organized into five sections to allow you to quickly find the information you want. The design considerations in Section 4 are the coalescence of over 25 years of the author’s spray consulting experience in applying spray nozzles and atomizers to solve problems.

  • Section 1: Chapters 1-3 Introduction overview of historical developments, classification of types of spray nozzles, and overview of spray applications
  • Section 2: Chapters 4-6 Spray Fundamentals Measuring spray characteristics, spray fundamentals, and modeling
  • Section 3: Chapters 7-11 Spray Nozzles and Atomizers Spray nozzle types and technologies, different types of spray nozzles, examples, and performance characteristics
  • Section 4: Chapters 12-15 Design Considerations system reliability, technology selection, and operational considerations
  • Section 5: Appendix
  • Glossary of terms, nomenclature, unit conversions, and selected physical properties

About the Author

Charles W. Lipp is the Principal Consultant at Lake Innovation LLC with expertise in the areas of spray science and technology, reactive process mixing, and process scale-up. His diverse technical interests include cavitation and multiphase flows with application to chemical and plastics manufacturing processes. He was a Technical Leader in the Engineering and Process Sciences: Fluid Mechanics and Mixing group of the Dow Chemical Company.

His 35-year career at Dow included work on numerous process applications of spray and atomization technology and design of process injector systems. He led projects developing and scaling-up production process technology that resulted in over 15 US patents. Chuck edited the Sprays article in the Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, 5th edition, and authored several peer-reviewed journal articles. He is an active member of AIChE and ILASS (Institute for Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems) Americas. He serves ILASS Americas as a member of its board of directors.

His BS degree in chemical engineering from Iowa State University provided the foundation for his expertise.

He also does volunteer work with Engineering Missions International, eMI, on humanitarian projects. Water and sanitation have been the focus of these efforts. This work gives him the opportunity to help children and families around the world step out of poverty and into a world of hope. Volunteer projects with eMI require a creative use of skills to match the local cultural and physical environment. Photography is one of his hobbies. The images used in this book are examples of his work.

People who have read the book say…

  • “…I found just what I needed to analyze spray application and to understand how to apply patternation to produce the best design.”
  • “… a good tutorial for my graduate student learning about spray measurement methods.”
  • “… air atomization example calculations helped me to identify my problem and to solve it. Thanks!”
  • “… my copy was immediately borrowed by another engineer working on a project with spray distribution.”
  • “… helped me to troubleshoot a rotary problem.”

Upcoming Titles

Charles is finishing an e-book on an aspect of spray technology which will issue by Mid 2018. Shortly thereafter an ebook on chemical processing terminology will be available.

About Company

Lake Innovation was formed in 2008 to provide service to the industrial spray industry.

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