Process Intensification

Process Intensification

Engineering for Efficiency, Sustainability and Flexibility

2nd Edition - June 5, 2013

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  • Authors: David Reay, Colin Ramshaw, Adam Harvey
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080983059
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780080983042

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Process Intensification: Engineering for Efficiency, Sustainability and Flexibility is the first book to provide a practical working guide to understanding process intensification (PI) and developing successful PI solutions and applications in chemical process, civil, environmental, energy, pharmaceutical, biological, and biochemical systems. Process intensification is a chemical and process design approach that leads to substantially smaller, cleaner, safer, and more energy efficient process technology. It improves process flexibility, product quality, speed to market and inherent safety, with a reduced environmental footprint. This book represents a valuable resource for engineers working with leading-edge process technologies, and those involved research and development of chemical, process, environmental, pharmaceutical, and bioscience systems.

Key Features

  • No other reference covers both the technology and application of PI, addressing fundamentals, industry applications, and including a development and implementation guide
  • Covers hot and high growth topics, including emission prevention, sustainable design, and pinch analysis
  • World-class authors: Colin Ramshaw pioneered PI at ICI and is widely credited as the father of the technology


Chemical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Process Engineers

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
    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
    7.Intensified Mixing
    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 624
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2013
  • Published: June 5, 2013
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080983059
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780080983042

About the Authors

David Reay

David Reay
David Reay manages David Reay & Associates, UK, is a Visiting Professor at Northumbria University, Researcher at Newcastle University, and Honorary Professor at Nottingham University, UK. His main research interests are compact heat exchangers, process intensification, and heat pumps. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Applied Thermal Engineering and Author/Co-author of eight other books, including the second edition of Process Intensification published in 2013.

Affiliations and Expertise

Manager, David Reay and Associates; Visiting Professor, Northumbria University; Researcher, Newcastle University; Honorary Professor at Nottingham University, UK

Colin Ramshaw

Colin Ramshaw conceived and developed the concept of Process Intensification in the 1980’s while working for ICI. He pioneered further aspects of PI after being appointed to the Chair of Chemical Engineering at Newcastle University. He is now a Visiting Professor at Cranfield University

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering, Newcastle University, UK

Adam Harvey

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Process Intensification in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials (CEAM) at Newcastle University, UK

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