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Process Integration for Resource Conservation

By Dominic C. Y. Foo

CRC Press – 2012 – 606 pages

Series: Green Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

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Description

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.

Following the holistic philosophy of process integration, the author emphasizes the goal of setting performance targets ahead of detailed design. He explains various industrial examples step by step and offers demo software and other materials online. Ideal for students preparing for real-world work as well as industrial practitioners, the text provides a systematic guide to the latest process integration techniques for performing material recovery in process plants.

Reviews

In this book, Dr. Foo manages to elegantly transform the theories and concepts into effective educational tools, exciting reading materials, and very useful applications. … Overall, this is an excellent contribution that will benefit numerous researchers, students, and process engineers and will serve the cause of sustainability worldwide.

—From the Foreword, Mahmoud El-Halwagi, Texas A&M University

The main contribution of this textbook is that it brings together a family of systematic design tools that can be used to determine the most cost-effective measures to implement recycle and reuse of process streams in industrial plants. … suitable for a wide range of audiences, from advanced undergraduate students to practicing engineers from the process industries. … this excellent book comes at just the right time to teach the next generation of process designers how to ‘save the planet’ more systematically and intelligently.

—From the Foreword, Raymond R. Tan, De La Salle University-Manila

This book collects all fundamentals aspects of process integration to enable readers to address issues related to resource management. I strongly recommend this book to everyone interested in the field of process integration."

—Santanu Bandyopadhyay, IIT Bombay

This book serves as good material for process integration … it [also] offers good knowledge of material recovery that helps people [acquire the] basics for doing further research or practical application.

—Cheng-Liang Chen, National Taiwan University

The chapters are written very well and cover all the topics in sufficient detail and clarity. … a wonderful and relevant contribution to the field of process integration.

—T. Majozi, University of Pretoria

Contents

Introduction

Motivating Examples

Process Synthesis and Analysis

Process Integration: A Brief Overview

Strategies for Material Recovery and Types of RCNs

Problem Statements

Structure of the Book

Data Extraction for Resource Conservation

Segregation for Material Sources

Extraction of Limiting Data for Material Sink for Concentration-Based RCN

Data Extraction for Mass Exchange Processes

Data Extraction for Hydrogen-Consuming Units in Refinery

Data Extraction for Property Integration

Additional Readings

PART I INSIGHT-BASED PINCH ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES

Graphical Targeting Techniques for Direct Reuse/Recycle

Material Recovery Pinch Diagram

Significance of the Pinch and Insights from MRPD

Targeting for Multiple Resources

Targeting for Threshold Problems

Targeting for Property Integration

Additional Readings

Algebraic Targeting Techniques for Direct Reuse/Recycle

Generic Procedure for Material Cascade Analysis Technique

Targeting for Multiple Fresh Resources

Targeting for Threshold Problems

Targeting for Property Integration with Inferior Property Operator Level

Process Changes for Resource Conservation Networks

Plus–Minus Principle

Algebraic Targeting Approach for Material Regeneration Networks

Types of Interception Units

Targeting for Single Pass Interception Unit

Modeling of Mass Exchange Operation as Interception Unit

Additional Readings

Network Design and Evolution Techniques

Procedure for Nearest Neighbor Algorithm

Design for Direct Material Reuse/Recycle and the Matching Matrix

Design for Material Regeneration Network

Network Evolution Techniques

Additional Readings

Targeting for Waste Treatment and Total Material Networks

Total Material Network

Generic Procedure for Waste Stream Identification

Waste Identification for Material Regeneration Network

Targeting for Minimum Waste Treatment Flowrate

Insights from the WTPD

Additional Readings

Synthesis of Pretreatment Network

Basic Modeling of a Partitioning Interception Unit

Pretreatment Pinch Diagram

Insights on Design Principles from PPD

Pretreatment Network Design with Nearest Neighbor Algorithm

Synthesis of Inter-Plant Resource Conservation Networks

Types of IPRCN Problems

Generic Targeting Procedure for IPRCN

Design of IPRCN

IPRCN with Material Regeneration and Waste Treatment

Additional Readings

Synthesis of Batch Material Networks

Types of Batch Resource Consumption Units

Targeting Procedure for Direct Reuse/Recycle in a BMN without Mass Storage System

Targeting Procedure for Direct Reuse/Recycle in a BMN with Mass Storage System

Targeting for Batch Regeneration Network

Design of a BMN

Waste Treatment and Batch Total Network

Additional Readings

PART II MATHEMATICAL OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES

Synthesis of Resource Conservation Networks: A Superstructural Approach

Superstructural Model for Direct Reuse/Recycle Network

Incorporation of Process Constraints

Capital and Total Cost Estimations

Reducing Network Complexity

Superstructural Model for Material Regeneration Network

Superstructural Model for Inter-Plant Resource Conservation Networks

Additional Readings

Automated Targeting Model for Direct Reuse/Recycle Networks

Basic Framework and Mathematical Formulation of ATM

Incorporation of Process Constraints into ATM

ATM for Property Integration with Inferior Operator Level

ATM for Bilateral Problems

Automated Targeting Model for Material Regeneration and Pretreatment Networks

Types of Interception Units and Their Characteristics

ATM for RCN with Single Pass Interception Unit of Fixed Outlet Quality Type

ATM for RCN with Single Pass Interception Unit of Removal Ratio Type

Modeling for Partitioning Interception Unit(s) of Fixed Outlet Quality Type

Modeling for Partitioning Interception Unit(s) of Removal Ratio Type

ATM for RCN with Partitioning Interception Unit(s)

ATM for Pretreatment Networks

Additional Readings

Automated Targeting Model for Waste Treatment and Total Material Networks

ATM for Waste Treatment Network

ATM for TMN without Waste Recycling

ATM for TMN with Waste Recycling

Additional Readings

Automated Targeting Model for Inter-Plant Resource Conservation Networks

ATM for Direct Integration Scheme—Direct Material Reuse/Recycle

ATM for Direct Integration Scheme: RCNs with Individual Interception Unit

ATM for IPRCNs with Centralized Utility Facility

Insights from ATM for IPRCN Synthesis

Further Reading

Automated Targeting Model for Batch Material Networks

Basic ATM Procedure for Batch Material Networks

ATM for Direct Reuse/Recycle Network

ATM for Batch Regeneration Network

ATM for Batch Total Network

Further Reading

Appendix: Case Studies and Examples

Index

Problems and References appear at the end of each chapter.

Author Bio

Dominic C.Y. Foo, Ph.D., P.E., is a Professor of Process Design and Integration and the founding director of the Centre of Excellence for Green Technologies at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. Professor Foo has authored more than 70 journal papers and made more than 120 conference presentations. He has been a recipient of the Innovator of the Year Award from the Institution of Chemical Engineers UK (IChemE) and the Young Engineer Award from the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM).

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