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Process Design Tools for the Environment - Subhas K. Sikdar

Process Design Tools for the Environment

Hardcover Published: 7th May 2001
ISBN: 9781560328247
Number Of Pages: 304

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As "end-of-pipe" solutions to environmental pollution are costly and risky, chemical engineers are required to design industrial processes that not only maximise output and efficiency, but also minimise emissions. Commercially available design and simulation packages (such as ASPEN and ChemCAD) are incorporating this facility more and more, so that a variety of tool options for process design exist. This book presents an overview of the different technologies currently on-hand and includes discussion of the emergent trends and techniques for the future. It focuses on pollution prevention, includes case studies and examples, and details technology in development and not yet available.

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"These are papers by international experts, all recognizing that the most fundamental and sustainable approach to minimizing industrial pollution is by redesigning the sources of the processes/products and their operating particles." -"Aslib Book Guide Vol 66 No 7, October 2001 "'this book...was edited by and for chemical engineers, and it is written especially for those engineers involved in chemical process and plant design.' "Journal of Hazardous Materials, 99(2003)223."

Forewordp. xi
Introduction
Process Design Tools For The Environment: Introductionp. 3
Environmental Based Assessment And Review Of Design
Environmental Reviews In The Design Processp. 23
Integrated Assessment Methodologies And Software Tools For Process Design: Economic, Environmental, Safety, And Decision Analysesp. 39
An Introduction To Metrics For The Environmental Comparison Of Process And Product Alternativesp. 65
Process Integration For The Environment
Challenges For Applying Process Integration Design Methodologies For Waste Reduction Within Chemical Process Companiesp. 105
Pollution Prevention And Process Integration: Two Complementary Philosophiesp. 121
Process Integration, Synthesis, And Analysis For Cleaner Processesp. 135
Synthesis And Screening Of Environmental Technologies
Mass Transfer Technology For Pollution Preventionp. 169
Screening Of Recovery And Treatment Options For Waste Minimizationp. 193
Pollution Prevention With A Middle Vessel Columnp. 219
Using Heuristics To Systematically Identify Process Flow Diagram Alternatives In The Context of Pollution Preventionp. 247
Shortcut Approaches To The Recovery And Allocation Of Multicomponent Volatile Organic Compoundsp. 269
Macroscopic Design And Environmental Impact Assessment
Designing Processes For Environmental Problemsp. 295
Environmental Impact And Environmental Risk Minimization Via Process Design And Optimizationp. 319
Combining Geographic Information Systems, Process, And Environmental Modeling For Macro Level Pollution Preventionp. 341
Molecular Design And Selection
Computer-Aided Tools For Design/Selection Of Environmentally Friendly Substancesp. 371
Environmentally Benign Synthesis Of Refrigerants And Solventsp. 405
Computer-Aided Solvent Design For The Environmentp. 431
Indexp. 455
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ISBN: 9781560328247
ISBN-10: 156032824X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 7th May 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.94
Edition Number: 1

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