Sustainability in the Process Industry

Sustainability in the Process Industry

Integration and Optimization

eBook - 2011
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Researchers Klemes, Igor Bulatov (both U. of Manchester, Britain), Ferenc Friedler, and Petar Varbanov (both U. of Pannonia, Hungary) describe and analyze an amalgamation of two effective ways to improve the efficiency and sustainability of processing industries: process integration and process optimization. The handbook should provide support for graduate students, for continuing professional development courses, they say, and for practitioners in various fields of the processing industry. Among their topics are process integration for improving energy efficiency, process optimization frameworks, software tools, industrial applications and case studies, and typical pitfalls and how to avoid them. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Improve the energy efficiency of process industry practices

Sustainability in the Process Industry explains process integration and optimization and discusses applications for improving the energy and water efficiency of industrial as well as nonindustrial energy users. Approaches for adapting these methodologies to include the integration of waste and renewable energy sources are covered. This authoritative text contains eight industrial-based case studies and nine testing examples with developed solutions. Details on software tools are also included in this practical guide.

  • Optimization goals and application areas within sustainable industrial process design and integration
  • Formulating sustainable tasks as optimization problems
  • Improving energy efficiency through process integration
  • Heat exchange and heat recovery
  • Water/mass integration
  • Minimizing water use and efficient generation
  • New, relevant process integration research results
  • Process optimization frameworks, including mathematical programming and P-graph and S-graph frameworks
  • Applications of process integration, modeling, and optimization software tools


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