This comprehensive work shows how to design and develop innovative, optimal and sustainable chemical processes by applying the principles of process systems engineering, leading to integrated sustainable processes with 'green' attributes. Generic systematic methods are employed, supported by intensive use of computer simulation as a powerful tool for mastering the complexity of physical models.
New to the second edition are chapters on product design and batch processes with applications in specialty chemicals, process intensification methods for designing compact equipment with high energetic efficiency, plantwide control for managing the key factors affecting the plant dynamics and operation, health, safety and environment issues, as well as sustainability analysis for achieving high environmental performance. All chapters are completely rewritten or have been revised.
This new edition is suitable as teaching material for Chemical Process and Product Design courses for graduate MSc students, being compatible with academic requirements world-wide. The inclusion of the newest design methods will be of great value to professional chemical engineers.
- Systematic approach to developing innovative and sustainable chemical processes
- Presents generic principles of process simulation for analysis, creation and assessment
- Emphasis on sustainable development for the future of process industries
About the Author
Alexandre Dimian, PhD, is one of the pioneers in Europe in using computer-aided process engineering (CAPE) in industry and for teaching. He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, and TU Hanover, and MSc in Computer Science from Ecole Centrale Paris. As professor in the Netherlands, he taught various process design and integration courses at graduate and postgraduate level from 1993 to 2011, at the University of Amsterdam and TU Eindhoven. He has a solid industrial experience working many years as consultant in CAPE applications with major companies in France and the Netherlands, namely in using computer simulation for design and operation of complex industrial processes. Professor Dimian is member of the Romanian Technical Academy and was awarded a Dr.H.C. title by the University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, where he is continuing the scientific activity.Costin S. Bildea, PhD, is professor at University “Politehnica” of Bucharest and invited professor at Delft University of Technology, teaching various courses in the field of Chemical Engineering. He holds MSc degrees in Chemical Engineering and Industrial Process Control, as well as a PhD title from University of Amsterdam. Professor Bildea is carrying on research activities in the field of integration between process design and process control, publishing more than 120 scientific papers and 2 books. In 2009, he received the prestigious "Nicolae Teclu" prize of Romanian Academy for his work in the field of design, control, and automation in industrial process engineering.Tony Kiss is a professor and chair in chemical engineering at The University of Manchester, and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder. He has over a decade of industrial experience, working as Senior Project Manager and RD&I Specialist in Separation Technology at AkzoNobel – Research, Development & Innovation. Besides his industrial role, he has been appointed as part-time professor of Separation Technology at University of Twente (Sustainable Process Technology group). He holds a PhD title from University of Amsterdam, and he was also Post Doctoral research fellow at TU Delft and University of Amsterdam. During the past decade, he carried out many research & industrial projects, supervised graduation projects, published several textbooks, book chapters, and over 100 scientific articles. For the pioneering research work, he received in 2013 the Hoogewerff Jongerenprijs – a very prestigious award recognizing the most promising young scientist in The Netherlands. He also led his research team to receive in 2013 the AkzoNobel Innovation Excellence Award for the most successful industrial innovation. More information is available at: www.tonykiss.com
Table of Contents
1. Integrated process & product design PART I: Process simulation 2. Introduction in process simulation 3. Steady-state flowsheeting 4. Dynamic simulation PART II: Thermodynamic methods 5. Computational methods in thermodynamics 6. Phase equilibria PART III: Process synthesis 7. Process synthesis methodology 8. Synthesis of the reaction system 9. Synthesis of the separation system 10. Process intensification 11. Batch processes 12. Chemical product design PART IV: Process integration 13. Pinch analysis 14. Applied energy integration 15. Plantwide control 16. Health, safety and environment 17. Sustainability analysis PART V: Design project 18. Process design project 19. Economic evaluation of projects 20. Equipment selection and design 21. Case studies 22. Appendices