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.
1.A Brief History of Process Intensification
2.Process Intensification – An Overview
3.The Mechanisms involved in Process Intensification
4.Compact and Micro-Heat Exchangers
6.Intensification of Separation Processes
8.Application Areas – Petrochemicals and Fine Chemicals
9.Application Areas – Off-shore processing
10.Application Areas – Miscellaneous Process Industries
11.Application Areas – The Built Environment, Electronics and the Home
12.Specifying, Manufacturing and Operating PI Plant
Appendix 1 Abbreviations Used
Appendix 2 Nomenclature
Appendix 3 Equipment Suppliers
Appendix 4 R&D Organisations, Consultants and Miscellaneous Groups Active in PI
Appendix 5 A Selection of Other Useful Contact Points, Including Networks and Websites