Description

This title aims to teach how to invent optimal and sustainable chemical processes by making use of systematic conceptual methods and computer simulation techniques. The material covers five sections: process simulation; thermodynamic methods; process synthesis; process integration; and design project including case studies. It is primarily intended as a teaching support for undergraduate and postgraduate students following various process design courses and projects, but will also be of great value to professional engineers interested in the newest design methods.

Key Features

Provides an introduction to the newest design methods. Of great value to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as professional engineers. Numerous examples illustrate theoretical priciples and design issues.

Readership

Chemical engineering and industrial chemistry university departments; libraries of companies in basic chemicals, petrochemicals, refining and gas processing; engineering contractors; chemical engineers; undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Table of Contents

1 INTEGRATED PROCESS DESIGN PART I - PROCESS SIMULATION 2 INTRODUCTION IN PROCESS SIMULATION 3 STEADY STATE FLOWSHEETING 4 DYNAMIC SIMULATION PART II: THERMODYNAMIC METHODS 5 COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN THERMODYNAMICS 6 PHASE EQUILIBRIA PART III: PROCESS SYNTHESIS 7 PROCESS SYNTHESIS BY HIERARCHICAL APPROACH 8 SYNTHESIS OF REACTION SYSTEMS 9 SYNTHESIS OF AZEOTROPIC SEPARATION SYSTEMS PART IV: PROCESS INTEGRATION 10 PINCH POINT ANALYSIS 11 PRACTICAL ENERGY INTEGRATION 12 CONTROLLABILITY ANALYSIS 13 INTEGRATION OF DESIGN AND CONTROL PART V: DESIGN PROJECT 14 PROCESS DESIGN PROJECT 15 ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF PROJECTS 16 EQUIPMENT SELECTION AND DESIGN APPENDICES.

Details

No. of pages:
714
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2003
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080534800
Print ISBN:
9780444829962
Print ISBN:
9780444546401

About the author

Alexandre Dimian

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands