Process Intensification

Engineering for Efficiency, Sustainability and Flexibility


  • David Reay, Manages David Reay & Associates; Visiting Professor at Heriot-Watt University & Newcastle University; Honorary Professor at Nottingham University, UK
  • Colin Ramshaw, Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering, Newcastle University, UK
  • Adam Harvey, Professor of Process Intensification in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials (CEAM) at Newcastle University, UK

Process Intensification: Engineering for Efficiency, Sustainability and Flexibility is the first book to provide a practical working guide to understanding process intensification (PI) and developing successful PI solutions and applications in chemical process, civil, environmental, energy, pharmaceutical, biological, and biochemical systems.

Process intensification is a chemical and process design approach that leads to substantially smaller, cleaner, safer, and more energy efficient process technology. It improves process flexibility, product quality, speed to market and inherent safety, with a reduced environmental footprint.

This book represents a valuable resource for engineers working with leading-edge process technologies, and those involved research and development of chemical, process, environmental, pharmaceutical, and bioscience systems.

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Chemical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Process Engineers.


Book information

  • Published: June 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-098304-2

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; A Brief History of Process Intensification; Process Intensification – An Overview; The Mechanisms involved in Process Intensification; Compact and Micro-Heat Exchangers; Reactors; Intensification of Separation Processes; Mixing; Application Areas – Petrochemicals and Fine Chemicals; Application Areas – Off-shore processing; Application Areas – Miscellaneous Process Industries; Application Areas – The Built Environment, Electronics and the Home; Specifying, Manufacturing and Operating PI Plant; Appendix 1 Abbreviations; Appendix 2 Nomenclature; Appendix 3 Relevant Review Papers; Appendix 4 Equipment suppliers; Appendix 5 R&D Organisations; Appendix 6 Useful web sites; Index