Sustainable Design Through Process Integration

Sustainable Design Through Process Integration

Fundamentals and Applications to Industrial Pollution Prevention, Resource Conservation, and Profitability Enhancement

2nd Edition - August 1, 2017

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  • Author: Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128098240
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128098233

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Sustainable Design through Process Integration: Fundamentals and Applications to Industrial Pollution Prevention, Resource Conservation, and Profitability Enhancement, Second Edition, is an important textbook that provides authoritative, comprehensive, and easy-to-follow coverage of the fundamental concepts and practical techniques on the use of process integration to maximize the efficiency and sustainability of industrial processes. The book is ideal for adoption in process design and sustainability courses. It is also a valuable guidebook to process, chemical, and environmental engineers who need to improve the design, operation, performance, and sustainability of industrial plants. The book covers pressing and high growth topics, including benchmarking process performance, identifying root causes of problems and opportunities for improvement, designing integrated solutions, enhancing profitability, conserving natural resources, and preventing pollution. Written by one of the world’s foremost authorities on integrated process design and sustainability, the new edition contains new chapters and updated materials on various aspects of process integration and sustainable design. The new edition is also packed with numerous new examples and industrial applications.

Key Features

  • Allows the reader to methodically develop rigorous targets that benchmark the performance of industrial processes then develop cost-effective implementations
  • Contains state-of-the-art process integration and improvement approaches and techniques including graphical, algebraic, and mathematical methods
  • Covers topics and applications that include profitability enhancement, mass and energy conservation, synthesis of innovative processes, retrofitting of existing systems, design and assessment of water, energy, and water-energy-nexus systems, and reconciliation of various sustainability objectives


Practicing chemical and process engineers; plant and process designers; environmental and energy engineers; academics, researchers and students of chemical engineering

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to Sustainability, Sustainable Design, and Process Integration
    2. Overview of Process Economics
    3. Benchmarking Process Performance Through Overall Mass Targeting
    4. Direct-Recycle Networks: Graphical and Algebraic Targeting Approaches
    5. Synthesis of Mass-Exchange Networks
    6. Combining Mass-Integration Strategies
    7. Heat Integration
    8. Integration of Combined Heat and Power Systems
    9. Synthesis of Heat-Induced Separation Network for Condensation of Volatile
    10. Property Integration
    11. Overview of Optimization
    12. An Optimization Approach to Direct Recycle
    13. Synthesis of Mass-Exchange Networks: A Mathematical Programming Approach
    14. Synthesis of Reactive Mass-Exchange Networks
    15. Mathematical Optimization Techniques for Mass Integration
    16. Mathematical Techniques for the Synthesis of Heat-Exchange Networks
    17. Synthesis of Combined Heat and Reactive Mass-Exchange Networks
    18. Water- Energy Nexus for Thermal Desalination Processes
    19. Design of Membrane-Separation Systems
    20. Macroscopic Approaches of Process Integration
    21. Concluding Thoughts: Launching Successful Process-Integration Initiatives and Applications
    Appendix I: Conversion Relationships for Concentrations and Conversion Factor for Units
    Appendix II: Modeling of Mass-Exchange Units for Environmental Applications

Product details

  • No. of pages: 618
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2017
  • Published: August 1, 2017
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128098240
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128098233

About the Author

Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi

Dr. Mahmoud El-Halwagi is professor and holder of the McFerrin Professorship at the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University. He is internationally recognized for pioneering contributions in the principles and applications of process integration and sustainable design. He has served as a consultant to a wide variety of processing industries. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and is the recipient of prestigious research and educational awards including the American AIChE Sustainable Engineering Forum Research Excellence Award, the Celanese and the Fluor Distinguished Teaching Awards, and the US National Science Foundation's National Young Investigator Award.

Affiliations and Expertise

The Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A & M University, College Station, USA

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