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Process Intensification - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780080983042, 9780080983059

Process Intensification

2nd Edition

Engineering for Efficiency, Sustainability and Flexibility

Authors: David Reay Colin Ramshaw Adam Harvey
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080983042
eBook ISBN: 9780080983059
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 14th June 2013
Page Count: 624
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Table of Contents

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


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


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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