Sustainability of Products, Processes and Supply Chains: Theory and Applications presents the recent theoretical developments and applications on the interface between sustainability and process systems engineering. It offers a platform for cutting-edge, holistic analyses of key challenges associated with computer-aided tools for incorporating sustainability principles and approaches into the design and operations of multi-scale process systems, ranging from molecular and products systems, to energy and chemical processes, and supply chains.
- Presents recent theoretical developments and applications on the interface between sustainability engineering and process engineering
- Offers cutting-edge, holistic analyses of key challenges associated with computer-aided tools for incorporating sustainability principles and approaches into the design and operations of multi-scale process systems
- Brings together the perspectives of leading researchers to stimulate innovative thinking in terms of sustainability
About the Author
Fengqi You is an Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Northwestern University. His research focuses on the development of novel computational models, optimization techniques, and systems analysis & design methods for process systems engineering, energy systems and sustainability. His research accomplishments have been highlighted by multiple news media (e.g. New York Times and Bloomberg Businessweek) and journal covers (e.g. Energy & Environmental Science). He received several competitive awards, including the W. David Smith, Jr. Graduate Publication Award from the CAST Division of AIChE, the Director’s Fellowship from Argonne National Laboratory, and the 2013 Northwestern-Argonne Early Career Investigator Award. Fengqi You received his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in 2009 and a BS from Tsinghua University in 2005, both in chemical engineering. From 2009 to 2011, he was an Argonne Scholar at Argonne National Laboratory before joining the faculty of Northwestern University in 2011. More information can be found from his research group website http://you.mccormick.northwestern.edu.
Table of Contents
Process Design and Optimization for Sustainability 1. Optimization Models for Process Water Networks and Their Application to Biofuel Processes 2. Energy Efficient Chiller Configuration – A Design Perspective 3. Modeling Sustainable Chemical Processes for Biofuels 4. Sustainable Design and Operation of a Reactive Distillation System Used for the Production of Cosmetic Ingredients 5. A Graphical Method for Hydrogen Network Integration with Purification Reuse 6. A New Biochemical Fermentation Process Design Method Considering Bifurcations and Oscillations Carbon Capture, Utilization and Sequestration 7. Sustainable Process Design: Sustainable Process Networks for Carbon Dioxide Conversion 8. Pressure Swing Adsorption Optimization Strategies for CO2 Capture 9. Superstructure Based Optimal Design of Pipeline Network for CO2 Transport in Large-scale Carbon Capture and Sequestration 10. Optimization and Techno-economic Analysis of Rapid Temperature Swing Adsorption (RTSA) Process for Carbon Capture from Coal-fired Power Plant 11. Towards Sustainable Solvent-Based Post Combustion CO2 Capture: From Molecules to Conceptual Flowsheet Design 12. Selection of Sustainable Processes Using Sustainability Footprint Method: A Case Study of Methanol Production from Carbon Dioxide Sustainable Supply Chains 13. Design and Planning of Sustainable Supply Chains 14. Operability Analysis of Process Supply Chains - Toward the Development of a Sustainable Bioeconomy 15. Dynamic Simulation Based Assessment of Supply Chain Sustainability 16. Transport and Logistics Models for Sustainability 17. Dynamic Optimization for the Optimal Location of New Industrial Facilities Considering the Sustainability of the Watershed Bioenergy Supply Chains 18. Strategic Planning of Biomass Supply Chain Networks for Co-Combustion Plants 19. Supply Chains and Optimization for Biorefineries 20. Optimal Supply Chains for Biofuel Production 21. Optimal Harvest Management Adaptation for a New Biorefinery Investment in a Timberlands Supply Chain Using a Modified Cyclic Scheduling Model 22. Bioethanol Supply Chain Design and Optimisation: Some Achievements and Future Challenges for the Development of Sustainable Biorefineries Sustainability Analysis Methodologies 23. An Integrated Multi-Scale Modelling Framework for Sustainable Process Design Applications 24.Social Sustainability of Complex Systems 25. Economic Sustainability of Products and Processes