Towards Sustainable Chemical Processes

Towards Sustainable Chemical Processes

Applications of Sustainability Assessment and Analysis, Design and Optimization, and Hybridization and Modularization

1st Edition - June 30, 2020

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  • Editors: Jingzheng Ren, Yufei Wang, Chang He
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128183762
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128189344

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Towards Sustainable Chemical Processes describes a comprehensive framework for sustainability assessment, design and the processes optimization of chemical engineering. Beginning with the analysis and assessment in the early stage of chemical products’ initiating, this book focuses on the combination of science sustainability and process system engineering, involving mathematical models, industrial ecology, circular economy, energy planning, process integration and sustainability engineering.All chapters throughout answered two fundamental questions in depth: (1) what tools and models are available to be used to assess and design sustainable chemical processes, (2) what the core theories and concepts are to get into the sustainable chemical process fields. Therefore, Towards Sustainable Chemical Processes is an indispensable guide for chemical engineers, researchers, students, practitioners and consultants in sustainability related area.

Key Features

  • Provides innovative, novel and comprehensive methods and models for sustainability assessment, design and optimization, and synthesis and integration of chemical engineering processes
  • Combines sustainability science with process system engineering
  • Integrates mathematical models, industrial ecology, circular economy, energy planning, process integration and sustainability engineering
  • Includes new case studies related to renewable energy, resource management, process synthesis and process integration


Chemical engineers and researchers focusing on technology and process development; practitioners and consultants in sustainability related areas; students in chemical engineering who need to learn skills related to sustainability

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: Sustainability Assessment and Analysis
    1. Sustainability Assessment in Chemical Product and Process Design During Early Design Stages
    2. Optimization and Decision-making models for Sustainable Tri-generation Systems
    3. Techno-Economic Assessment of an Integrated Bio-oil Steam Reforming and Hydrodeoxygenation System for Polygeneration of Hydrogen, Chemicals and Combined Heat and Power Production
    4. Risk and Resilience Analysis of Integrated Biorefineries using Input-output Modeling
    5. Advanced integrated systems for hydrogen production, storage and utilization

    Part 2: Sustainability Design and Optimization
    6. Energy System Optimization
    7. Sustainable Utilization of low-grade heat
    8. Sustainable Design of Industrial area-wide layout design
    9. Sustainable Design of Cooling Water System
    10. Pinch Analysis
    11. Model-based Synthesis and Monte Carlo Simulation of Biochar-based Carbon Management Networks

    Part 3: Sustainable manufacturing via hybridization and modularization
    12. Frontiers of Sustainable Manufacturing: hybridization and modularization
    13. Hybrid Processes for Sustainable Liquids Production from Lignite, Natural Gas and Biomass
    14. Hybrid Processes for Sustainable chemicals production from Shale Gas and Ethanol
    15. Modular Chemicals Manufacturing from Shale Gas

Product details

  • No. of pages: 444
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: June 30, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128183762
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128189344

About the Editors

Jingzheng Ren

Jingzheng Ren
Jingzheng Ren is Assistant Professor of Modelling for Energy, Environment and Sustainability at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering of Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). He has also been nominated as adjunct/honorary associate professor of University of Southern Denmark (Denmark) and associated senior research fellow of the Institute for Security & Development Policy (Stockholm, Sweden). Prof. Ren serves as board member of several scientific journals and published more than 150 papers, authored 1 book, edited more than 10 books and published more than 40 book chapters. His research focuses on process system engineering for better sustainability and mathematical models for solving energy and environmental problems and promoting sustainability transition

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China

Yufei Wang

Yufei Wang is an associate professor in Collage of Chemical Engineering and Environment, China University of Petroleum. He expertise in design, optimization and synthesis of various Energy System using Process Integration technologies. He serves as Editorial Board of three Chinese Journals, and Guest Editors of several international Journals. Till now, he has edited two books focusing on Energy saving and its application in real industry and published over 70 journal papers and book chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, School of Chemical Engineering, China University of Petroleum, Beijing, China

Chang He

Chang He is an associate professor in School of materials science and engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University. His research interests lie at the interface of chemical engineering and applied mathematics. He has published 50+ papers and book chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China

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