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Re-Engineering the Chemical Processing Plant
Process Intensification

ISBN 9780824743024
Published November 7, 2003 by CRC Press
368 Pages

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Book Description

The first guide to compile current research and frontline developments in the science of process intensification (PI), Re-Engineering the Chemical Processing Plant illustrates the design, integration, and application of PI principles and structures for the development and optimization of chemical and industrial plants. This volume updates professionals on emerging PI equipment and methodologies to promote technological advances and operational efficacy in chemical, biochemical, and engineering environments and presents clear examples illustrating the implementation and application of specific process-intensifying equipment and methods in various commercial arenas.

Table of Contents

Process intensification - history, philosophy, principles, A. Stankiewicz and A.A.H. Drinkenburg; chemical processing in high gravity fields, David L. Trent; the spinning disk reactor, C. Ramshaw; compact multifunctional heat exchangers - a pathway to process intensification, B. Thonon and T. Tochon; process intensification through microreaction technology, Wolfgang Ehrfeld; structural catalysts and reactors - a contribution to process intensification, Jacob A. Loujin, Freek Kapteijn, and Andrzej Stankiewicz; in-line and high intensity mixers, Andrew Green; reactive separations in fluid systems, E.Y. Kenig, A. Gorak and H.-J. Bart; debottlenecking of reaction and separation processes, David Agar; process synthesis/integration, Patrick Linke, Antonis Kokossis and Henk van den Berg; process intensification in industrial practice - methodology and application, R.A. Bakker; process intensification for safety, Dennis C. Hernshot; process intensification contributions to sustainable development, G. Jan Harmsen, Gijsbert Korevaar and Saul M. Lemkowitz.

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Andrzej Stankiewicz is Senior Scientist, DSM Research, Geleen, The Netherlands, and Associate Professor, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. The author or coauthor of more than 100 publications, he holds several patents in the field. He is founder and coordinator of the BLUEPRINT-DSM Center for Process Intensification and codirector of the Center for Professional Advancement international course on process intensification. A Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, he is a member of the Royal Dutch Chemical Society, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and Working Parties of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering, among other organizations. He received the M.Sc. degree (1977) in chemical engineering from Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, and the Ph.D. degree (1985) from the Industrial Chemistry Research Institute in Warsaw, Poland.
Jacob A. Moulijn is Full Professor of Chemical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. He previously served as full professor at the University of Amsterdam (1985-1990) and visiting professor at the University of Delaware, the Technical University of Wroclav, the Technische Universitat Karlsruhe, and the University of Ghent. The author or coauthor of over 450 professional publications and eight books, he holds several patents and is European editor of CAITECH. He was the CTA for the United Nations in China (1995-2000) and is the recipient of the BP Energy Prize and the NWO-STW "Simon Stevin Meesterschap." He received the Ph.D. degree in chemincal engineering from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


"[The editors] have collected in this edited volume 14 chapters which illustrate extensively [the] merits of process intensification."
-Chemical Engineering Research and Design