Series: Process Systems Engineering

Process Integration

Most recent volume


Volume 7. Process Integration

Published: 14th February 2006 Editors: Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi
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.

Additional volumes


Volume 6. Process Systems Risk Management

Published: 10th May 2005 Editors: Ian Cameron R. Raman

Volume 5. Computational Flow Modeling for Chemical Reactor Engineering

Published: 12th September 2001 Editors: Vivek Ranade

Volume 4. Process Modelling and Model Analysis

Published: 23rd May 2001 Editors: Ian Cameron Katalin Hangos

Volume 3. Linear Algebra and Linear Operators in Engineering

Published: 12th June 2000 Editors: H. Davis Kendall Thomson

Volume 2. Data Processing and Reconciliation for Chemical Process Operations

Published: 11th October 1999 Editors: José Romagnoli Mabel Sanchez

Volume 1. Mathematical Modeling

Published: 11th June 1999 Editors: Rutherford Aris