Applications in Design and Simulation of Sustainable Chemical Processes explores challenging applications in designing eco-friendly and efficient chemical processes, including recently emerging technologies that are based on renewable raw materials that emphasize biomass. The methodology is systematic, with computer simulation used as a valuable conceptual tool for analysis, design and optimization. The book explains how to develop innovative sustainable chemical processes using an approach that stems from a fundamental knowledge of chemistry, thermodynamics, chemical reactors, and unit operations, while also teaching how to use computer simulation as an efficient conceptual tool.
Containing four parts and 20 chapters, 18 of which are devoted to applications, each chapter contains a comprehensive case study that can be reproduced by applying any simulation package.
- Includes comprehensive case studies of relevant industrial processes
- Outlines alternative manufacturing processes with emphasis on biomass
- Uses process simulation as analysis and innovation tool
- Follows health-safety-environment (HSE) performance as key objective
- Outlines Process Intensification (PI) Techniques for designing eco-efficient chemical processes.
Graduate and post graduate students in chemical engineering (specifically conceptual process design and plant design projects for students aiming to MSc degree in chemical engineering); research and developments students of new technologies; professional engineers in continuous training courses; self-education
Part I: Systematic methods in conceptual process design
1. Sustainable process technology
2. Process systems approach in conceptual process design
Part II: Commodity chemicals
3. Methanol manufacturing
4. Aromatics manufacturing
5. Olefin manufacturing
6. Alkylation processes
7. Fermentation processes
Part III: Industrial intermediates
8. Caprolactam and adipic acid
9. Vinyl acetate and acetic acid
12. Oxy-olefins and glycols
14. Alkyl carbonates
Part IV Renewable fuels
16. Green diesel fuel
17. Alternative fuels
Part V Specialty chemicals
18. Fuel additives
19. Fine chemicals
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- © Elsevier 2019
- 1st February 2019
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Alexandre C. Dimian is a retired Professor from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where he taught Process Design and Integration from 1993 to 2008, as well as at Technical University Eindhoven from 2009 to 2011. He wrote his PhD thesis in chemical engineering at the Technical University of Bucharest, Romania, and TU Hannover, Germany. His career embraced the evolution of process simulation in the last 30 years. He is one of the pioneers in Europe of using scientific computation and process simulation in industry since 1982, working many years as consultant for computer-aided process design in various industries in France and in The Netherlands. He published more than 100 refereed scientific papers and five books, from which two books about chemical process design were published by Elsevier and Wiley, and has five patents to his name.
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Costin Sorin Bildea is currently professor at the University "Politehnica" of Bucharest (Romania) where he teaches process design and process control courses. Previously he worked as assistant professor at Delft University of Technology and researcher at University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He holds two MSc degrees in chemical engineering and industrial process control from University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, as well as a PhD title from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Prof. Bildea is a specialist in the field of nonlinear dynamics and in integration between process design and process control. He published more than 70 scientific papers, as well as a book by Wiley (a complete list of publications can be found at www.researcherid.com/rid/B-3075-2010). In 2009, he received the prestigious "Nicolae Teclu" prize of Romanian Academy for his publications in the field of design, control and automation in industrial process engineering.
University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Anton Alexandru Kiss holds a scientific position of Senior Project Leader at AkzoNobel – Research, Development & Innovation (The Netherlands), where he acts as the principal expert in separation technologies, reactive-separation processes, process intensification and integrated sustainable processes with 'green' attributes, while mastering as well process modeling and simulation of industrial processes. He holds a PhD title from University of Amsterdam, and he was also Post Doctoral research fellow at TU Delft and University of Amsterdam. In the past decade, he carried out more than 120 research & industrial projects, supervised numerous graduation projects, while also publishing several textbooks, book chapters, and patents, as well as over 60 scientific articles in highly-ranked peer-reviewed journals (Elsevier and Wiley). Recently, he was rewarded for his pioneering work and remarkable achievements with the AkzoNobel Innovation Excellence Award 2013, and the Hoogewerff Jongerenprijs 2013 – a very prestigious award recognizing the most promising young scientist in chemical engineering. More information is available at the personal website of the author: www.tonykiss.com
AkzoNobel RD&I, Deventer, The Netherlands