Engineering for Efficiency, Sustainability and FlexibilityBy
- David Reay, David Reay & Associates, 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 is a process design philosophy that improves process flexibility, product quality, speed to market and inherent safety, with a reduced environmental footprint.
For example, using high gravity fields to separate liquids (an early PI development) has made possible the height reduction of distillation columns from 75m to four of five meters.
This is the first book to provide a practical working guide to understanding PI and developing successful PI solutions and applications in chemical process, civil, environmental, energy, pharmaceutical, biological and biochemical systems. It will be of value to audiences looking to take current technologies into new areas as well as those looking to further its use in the chemical engineering sector.
Chemical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Process Engineers.
Hardbound, 512 Pages
Published: June 2013
Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann
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