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