Sustainable Design Through Process Integration

1st Edition

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

Authors:

  • Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi
  • Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi
  • Description

    This timely book 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.

    Over the past three decades, significant advances have been made in treating, designing, and operating chemical processes as integrated systems. Whether you are a process engineer, an industrial decision maker, or a researcher, this book will be an indispensable resource tool for systematically enhancing process performance and developing novel and sustainable process designs. The book is also ideal for use as a text in an upper level undergraduate or an introductory graduate course on process design and sustainability.

    This ground breaking reference enhances and reconciles various process and sustainability objectives, such as cost effectiveness, yield improvement, energy efficiency, and pollution prevention. The detailed tools and applications within are written by one of the world’s foremost process integration and design experts and will save you time and money.

    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 approaches and applications including graphical, algebraic, and mathematical techniques

    Covers applications that include process economics, targeting for conservation of mass and energy, synthesis of innovative processes, retrofitting of existing systems, design and assessment of renewable energy systems, and in-process pollution prevention.

    Presents fundamentals and step-by-step procedures that can be applied to the design and optimization of new processes as well the retrofitting and operation of existing processes

    • Explains how pivotal sustainability issues ca

    Key Features

    - Contains state-of-the-art process integration approaches and applications including graphical, algebraic, and mathematical techniques

    - Covers applications that include process economics, targeting for conservation of mass and energy, synthesis of innovative processes, retrofitting of existing systems, design and assessment of renewable energy systems, and in-process pollution prevention.

    - Presents fundamentals and step-by-step procedures that can be applied to the design and optimization of new processes as well the retrofitting and operation of existing processes, as well as including numerous examples and case studies for a broad array of industrial systems and processes

    Readership

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

    Table of Contents

    • Dedication
    • Preface
    • Chapter 1. Introduction to Sustainability, Sustainable Design, and Process Integration
      • Publisher Summary
      • What is Sustainability?
      • What is Sustainable Design Through Process Integration
      • Motivating Examples on the Generation and Integration of Sustainable Design Alternatives
      • Structure and Learning Outcomes of the Book
      • References
    • Chapter 2. Overview of Process Economics
      • Publisher Summary
      • Cost Types and Estimation
      • Depreciation
      • Break-Even Analysis
      • Time-Value of Money
      • Profitabilty Analysis
      • Homework Problems
      • References
    • Chapter 3. Benchmarking Process Performance Through Overall Mass Targeting
      • Publisher Summary
      • Stoichiometry-Based Targeting
      • Mass-Integration Targeting
      • Mass Integration Strategies for Attaining the Targets
      • Homework problems
      • References
    • Chapter 4. Direct-Recycle Networks: A Graphical Approach
      • Publisher Summary
      • Problem Statement for the Design of Direct-Recycle Networks
      • Selection of Sources, Sinks, and Recycle Routes
      • Direct-Recycle Targets through Material Recycle Pinch Diagram
      • Design Rules from the Material Recycle Pinch Diagram
      • Extension to the Case of Impure Fresh
      • Insights for Process Modifications
      • The Source-Sink Mapping Diagram for Matching Sources and Sinks
      • Multicomponent Source-Sink Mapping Diagram
      • Homework problems
      • References
    • Chapter 5. Synthesis of Mass-Exchange Networks: A Graphical Approach
      • Publisher Summary
      • Mass-Exchange Network Synthesis Task
      • The MEN-Targeting Approach
      • The Corresponding Composition Scales
      • The Mass-Exchange Pinch Diagram
      • Constructing Pinch Diagrams without Process MSAs
      • Constr

    Details

    No. of pages:
    448
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2012
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Butterworth-Heinemann
    Print ISBN:
    9781856177443
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780080961613

    About the authors

    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. Dr. El-Halwagi has served as a consultant to a wide variety of processing industries. He is the recipient of prestigious research and educational awards including the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Sustainable Engineering Forum (AIChE SEF) Research Excellence Award, the Lockheed Martin Excellence in Engineering Teaching Award, The Fluor Distinguished Teaching Award, 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

    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. Dr. El-Halwagi has served as a consultant to a wide variety of processing industries. He is the recipient of prestigious research and educational awards including the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Sustainable Engineering Forum (AIChE SEF) Research Excellence Award, the Lockheed Martin Excellence in Engineering Teaching Award, The Fluor Distinguished Teaching Award, 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