By (author) Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi
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Process Integration by Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi
Book DescriptionWith growing global competition, the process industries must spare no effort in insuring continuous process improvement in terms of increasing profitability; conservation of resources and prevention of pollution. The question is how can engineers achieve these goals for a given process with numerous units and streams? Until recently conventional approaches to process design and operation put emphasis only on individual units and parts of the process. A more powerful integrated approach was lacking. The new field of Process Integration looks towards the processing plant as a whole in its attempt to find solutions and improvements. Research over the past two decades has resulted in many techniques that allow engineers to better understand complex facilities and significantly enhance their performance. This textbook presents a comprehensive and authoritative treatment of the concepts, tools and applications of Process Integration. Emphasis is given to systematic ways of analyzing process performance. Graphical, algebraic and mathematical procedures are presented in detail. In addition to covering the fundamentals of the subject, the book also includes numerous case studies and examples that illustrate how Process Integration is solving actual industrial problems. It includes a systematic methodology for analyzing the process as an integrated system, identifying global insights of the process, and generating optimum strategies and solutions. It has a proper mix of fundamental principles, insightful tools, and industrial applications. It provides generic techniques that are applicable to a wide variety of processing facilities. It is packed with case studies, practical tools, charts, tables, and performance criteria. It presents an extensive bibliography to provide ready access to process integration literature, and an excellent review of state-of-the-art technology, development trends, and future research directions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780123705327
(254mm x 175mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Academic Press Inc
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 6-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi
Sustainable Design Through Process Integration, Hardback (November 2011)
Whether you are a process engineer, an industrial decision maker, or a researcher, this book provides you with comprehensive and easy-to-follow coverage of the fundamental concepts and practical techniques on the use of process integration to maximize the efficiency and sustainability of industrial processes.
Proceedings of the 1st Annual Gas Processing Symposium, Hardback (November 2008)» View all books by Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi
Focuses on Liquified Natural Gas (LNG). This book covers the following gas processing applications in parallel sessions: natural gas processing and treatment; gas to power and water; gas to liquid (GTL); and, gas to petrochemicals, including olefins, ammonia and methanol.
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Author Biography - Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi
Dr. Mahmoud El-Halwagi is professor and holder of the McFerrin Professorship at the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University. He is internationally recognized for pioneering contributions in the principles and applications of process integration and sustainable design. Dr. El-Halwagi has served as a consultant to a wide variety of processing industries. He is the recipient of prestigious research and educational awards including the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Sustainable Engineering Forum (AIChE SEF) Research Excellence Award, the Lockheed Martin Excellence in Engineering Teaching Award, The Fluor Distinguished Teaching Award, and the US National Science Foundation's National Young Investigator Award.
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