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Process Integration

With growing global competition, the process industries must spare no effort in insuring continuous process improvement in terms of
• Increasing profitability;
• Conservation of resources and
• Prevention of pollution
The question is how can engineers achieve these goals for a given process with numerous units and streams? Until recently conventional approaches to process design and operation put emphasis only on individual units and parts of the process. A more powerful integrated approach was lacking. The new field of Process Integration looks towards the processing plant as a whole in its attempt to find solutions and improvements. Research over the past two decades has resulted in many techniques that allow engineers to better understand complex facilities and significantly enhance their performance. This textbook presents a comprehensive and authoritative treatment of the concepts, tools and applications of Process Integration. Emphasis is given to systematic ways of analyzing process performance. Graphical, algebraic and mathematical procedures are presented in detail. In addition to covering the fundamentals of the subject, the book also includes numerous case studies and examples that illustrate how Process Integration is solving actual industrial problems.

Process engineers and consultants, senior-level undergraduate students and first-year graduate students, and researchers in the area of process systems engineering

Included in series
Process Systems Engineering

Hardbound, 414 Pages

Published: February 2006

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-370532-7


  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Process Integration
    Chapter 2: Overall Mass Targeting
    Chapter 3: Graphical Techniques for Direct-Recycle Strategies
    Chapter 4: Synthesis of Mass Exchange Networks: A Graphical Approach
    Chapter 5: Visualization Techniques for the Development of Detailed Mass-Integration Strategies
    Chapter 6: Algebraic Approach to Targeting Direct Recycle
    Chapter 7: An Algebraic Approach to the Targeting opf Mass Exchange Networks
    Chapter 8: Recycle Strategies Using Property Integration
    Chapter 9: Heat Integration
    Chapter 10: Combined Heat and Power Integration
    Chapter 11: Overview of Optimization
    Chapter 12: Mathematical Approach to Direct Recycle
    Chapter 13: Mathematical Techniques for the Synthesis of Mass and Heat Exchange
    Chapter 14: Mathematical Techiques for Mass-Integration
    Chapter 15: Putting it Together: Initiatives and Applications


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