2nd Edition

Process Integration for Resource Conservation

By Dominic C.Y. Foo Copyright 2025
    592 Pages 336 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    592 Pages 336 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    To achieve environmental sustainability in industrial plants, resource conservation activities such as material recovery have begun incorporating process integration techniques for reusing and recycling water, utility gases, solvents, and solid waste. Process Integration for Resource Conservation presents state-of-the-art, cost-effective techniques, including pinch analysis and mathematical optimization, for numerous conservation problems. The Second Edition of this best seller adds new chapters on heat integration and retrofitting of water networks and features multiple optimisation examples via downloadable MS Excel spreadsheets.

    • Emphasizes the goal of setting performance targets ahead of detailed design following the holistic philosophy of process integration

    • Explains various industrial examples step by step and offers demo software and other materials online

    • Features a wealth of industrial case studies

    • Adds chapters on heat integration, combined heat and power, heat-integrated water network, and design of retrofit water network

    • Adds new optimisation examples and downloadable MS Excel files on superstructural approaches and automated targeting models for direct reuse, recycle, and regeneration

    Ideal for students preparing for real-world work as well as industrial practitioners in chemical processing, the text provides a systematic guide to the latest process integration techniques for performing material recovery in process plants. The book features a solutions manual, lecture slides, and figure slides for adopting professors to use in their courses.

    1. Introduction.  2. Data Extraction for Resource Conservation.  3. Graphical Targeting Techniques for Direct Reuse/Recycle.  4. Algebraic Targeting Techniques for Direct Reuse/Recycle.  5. Automated Targeting Model for Direct Reuse/Recycle Networks.  6. Automated Targeting Model for Material Regeneration and Pretreatment Networks.  7. Process Changes for Resource Conservation Networks.  8. Network Design and Evolution Techniques.  9. Synthesis of Resource Conservation Networks: A Superstructural Approach.  10. Extended Application – Synthesis of Inter-Plant Resource Conservation Network.  11. Extended Application – Synthesis of Batch Resource Conservation Network.  12. Extended Application – Retrofit of Resource Conservation Network.  13. Synthesis of Heat Exchanger Network.  14. Combined Heat and Power (CHP).  15. Extended Application – Synthesis of Heat-Integrated Water Network.  


    Dominic C.Y. Foo, Ph.D., P.E., is a Professor of Process Design and Integration and the founding director of the Centre for Green Technologies at the University of Nottingham Malaysia. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM), Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM). Professor Foo is the Editor-in-Chief for Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability, Subject Editor for Process Safety & Environmental Protection, and editorial board members for several other renowned journals.   Professor Foo has authored more than 220 journal papers and made more than 270 conference presentations. He has been a recipient of the 2019 Innovator of the Year Award from the IChemE and the Young Engineer Award from the IEM, Outstanding Asian Researcher and Engineer 2013 from the Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan, 2016 Top Research Scientist Malaysia 2016 from ASM, and World Top 2% Science of the Stanford List since 2021. 

    “… a must-read for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of resource conservation and gain practical insights into optimizing industrial processes for sustainability and efficiency.

    One of the main strengths of the book is its clarity and user-friendly approach. The author breaks down complex topics into easy-to-understand concepts, making the material highly readable for instructors. Another strength is the use of real-world examples demonstrating the principles in practical, industry-relevant scenarios. The figures and visuals are well-crafted and serve as powerful aids in comprehending the text. Overall, this book is a highly beneficial reference guide for instructors, offering a clear, contextualized approach to resource conservation strategies.”

    —Maria Victoria Migo-Sumagang Affiliation: University of the Philippines Los Baño