Process Synthesis

Hardcover | April 17, 1996

byMorton M. DennEditorGeorge Stephanopoulos, John H. Seinfeld

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Volume 23 of Advances in Chemical Engineering covers the active field of process synthesis. There are currently three prevelant approaches to complex process synthesis strategies: heuristics-based selection, geometric representation, and optimization methods. This volume addresses a variety of these synthesis strategies for process subsystems, representing only a sample of the state-of-the-art of process synthesis research. The five papers in this volume address quite different process subsystems and application areas but still combine basic concepts related to a systematic approach. All five of the papers develop successful synthesis methods for their respective cutting-edge applications. As a group, the papers serve to highlight many unresolved issues in process synthesis and also provide guidelines for future research. Key Features* Considers current approaches to process synthesis problems* Examines areas of possible future research* Articles written by leading experts in the field

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Volume 23 of Advances in Chemical Engineering covers the active field of process synthesis. There are currently three prevelant approaches to complex process synthesis strategies: heuristics-based selection, geometric representation, and optimization methods. This volume addresses a variety of these synthesis strategies for process sub...

Gregory Stephanopoulos is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT. He received his B.S. from the National Technical University of Athens, his M.S. from the University of Florida and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, all in Chemical Engineering. Upon graduation, he joined the Chemical Engineering Faculty of the California I...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:415 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:April 17, 1996Publisher:Academic Press

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J.J. Siirola,Industrial Applications of Chemical Process Synthesis.A.W. Westerberg and O. Wahnschafft,The Synthesis of Distillation-Based Separation Systems.I.E. Grossmann,Mixed-Integer Optimization Techniques for Algorithmic Process Synthesis.S. Balakrishna and L.T. Biegler,Chemical Reactor Network Targeting and Integration: An Optimization Approach.S. Walsh and J. Perkins,Operability and Control in Process Synthesis and Design. Chapter References. Subject Index. Contents of Volumes in This Series.

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By scanning the progression of topics from the earliest volumes to the present one, it is possible to gain a perspective on the growth and evolution of chemical engineering from artful practice to rigorous science. During these past two decades the field has become one of the premier applied sciences by virtue of its vigor and scope. The contents of this latest volume provide strong evidence for this evolution...The scope of this volume is impressive...It is a scope that is reflective of the current state of chemical engineering science.--JOURNAL OF AMERICAN CHEMISTRY SOCIETYA great deal of care has gone into the preparation of the contributions, and these prove to be both readable and informative...I strongly commendthis book to all involved in teaching or research in chemical engineering.--CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE