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The Fundamentals of Process Intensification

The Fundamentals of Process Intensification

Andrzej Stankiewicz, Tom van Gerven

ISBN: 978-3-527-32783-6

Apr 2019

350 pages

Select type: Paperback

$80.00

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Description

This first advanced textbook covering the fundamentals and industry applications of process intensification (PI) discusses both the theoretical and conceptual basis of the discipline. Since interdisciplinarity is a key feature of PI, the material contained in the book reaches far beyond the classical area of chemical engineering. Developments in other relevant disciplines, such as chemistry, catalysis, energy technology, applied physics, electronics and materials science, are extensively described and discussed, while maintaining a chemical engineering perspective.
Divided into three major parts, the first introduces the PI principles in detail and illustrates them using practical examples. The second part is entirely devoted to fundamental approaches of PI in four domains: spatial, thermodynamic, functional and temporal. The third and final part explores the methodology for applying fundamental PI approaches in practice. As well as detailing technologies, the book focuses on safety, energy and environmental issues, giving guidance on how to incorporate PI in plant design and operation -- safely, efficiently and effectively.
Preface
INTRODUCTION
A Short History of Process Intensification
Fundamentals of PI: Principles, Approaches and Scales
PART ONE: PRINCIPLES
Principle 1 -
Towards Perfect Reactions
Principle 2 -
What Experience Molecules?
Principle 3 -
Driving Forces and Interfaces
Principle 4 -
About the Synergies
PART TWO: APPROACHES AND SCALES
Structure -
PI Approach in Spatial Domain
Energy -
PI Approach in Thermodynamic Domain
Synergy -
PI Approach in Functional Domain
Time -
PI Approach in Temporal Domain
PART THREE: FUNDAMENTALS IN PRACTICE -
DESIGNING A SUSTAINABLE, INTENSIFIED PROCESS
Process Intensification and Sustainable Processing
Process Intensification and Inherent Safety
How to Design a Sustainable Intensified Process?
Case Studies
AFTERWORD -
A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE